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Tamahay Camp for Girls

Tamahay Camp for Girls

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What we're all about...

Tamahay Camp for Girls is full of adventure: making new friends, appreciating nature, and trying new things. Our program is based on the premise that young people enjoy learning, doing, and being self-sufficient with the assurance of adult reinforcement and encouragement.
Camp life at Tamahay gives girls the opportunity to live and play in a supportive community, away from the pressures of everyday life and the distractions of modern technology and social media. Each camper gains confidence as she learns new skills and makes new friends, knowing that her contribution to the community is important. Campers learn to work together, even as they become more independent and self-reliant.
Tamahay was founded with the intent of providing a quality camp experience at an affordable price. We believe all young people deserve the opportunity to experience and learn to love nature. Girls need to be able to explore new activities in a nonjudgmental atmosphere that encourages adventure and inspires confidence.
Tamahay Camp for Girls is not a country club for kids. The time spent here may be the nearest thing to “roughing it” some girls will ever know. Living in the out-of-doors teaches campers to care for the environment, while appreciating and enjoying all that nature has to offer.
Former campers have told us that Tamahay is more than a place. It is a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction that goes with each camper, giving her inner peace from which she will draw for her whole life.

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Contact us

Privately owned

Elaine Denne

2186523033

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Our camp address

Tamahay Camp for Girls

21566 COUNTY 84

AKELEY

MN

56433

Founded:

1969

Type:

Overnight/Sleepaway

Age Range:

7-16

Campers:

Girls

Lodging:

Cabins

Capacity:

36 per session

Accreditation

What we offer...

Activities

Horseback riding, archery, tennis, fencing, marksmanship, crafts, gymnastics, canoeing, sailing, swimming, nature lore, outdoor cooking, camping skills

Cost & Sessions

1st Session
June 17 - June 29

2nd Session
July 1 - July 13

Rates:
Two weeks $1950.00
Four weeks $3500.00

Limited spaces for reduced tuition. Please call for information.

Camp Q&A

How do we screen staff?

Ratio of campers to staff?

Campers are placed in cabins of 6 to 9 girls of similar age with one college age counselor.

What are our safety & security policies?

How do we handle disciplinary issues?

What medical resources are available?

Fully stocked first aid room on site. EMT and ambulance services located 3 miles away. Nearest emergency room and hospital are 17 miles away.

What's our typical daily schedule?

8 am Breakfast
9 am Nature Lore
10:15 am 1st activity period
11:25 am 2nd activity period
1 pm Lunch
2 pm Rest Hour
3 pm 3rd activity period
4:20 pm Trading Post (snack time)
4:45 pm 4th activity period
6:30 pm Supper
7:45 pm Evening Activities
10:15 pm Lights out

How do we help campers with homesickness?

We find that campers who are busy are rarely homesick. Our campers are very active throughout the day, but have adequate rest time built in. At night, our counselors are always present in the cabin to comfort any camper.

What percentage of campers return to camp?

On average, we see 80% or more of our campers returning.

What kind of food is served?

Home cooked meals are served family style in our dining room. Special diets can be accommodated, please call with inquiries.

Can parents visit camp?

We have found that homesickness is greatly reduced when a camper knows she will be at camp for the duration without parental visits.

How do campers communicate with parents?

Campers communicate with parents through written letters.

Are references available?

What's our policy regarding phones and digital devices?

Tamahay is technology free so phones and digital devices are not permitted.

Is tuition assistance available?

There are limited spaces for tuition assistance, please call for details.

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