camp fire Canada Day typical day

The following is the outline for a typical day at Tanamakoon! Campers from grades 1-4 are in a structured program where choices are made for them so that we can ensure they are getting a variety of activities as well as a solid foundation in the core activities of camp. Campers grade 5 and up choose 4 activities each day. The staff help oversee these choices to again ensure that there is variety and a progression in skill development mixed with lots of fun and recreation!

All campers have the opportunity to go on cookouts, overnights and canoe trips. See our Canoe Tripping tab for more information.

Daily Schedule

7:00am Rising Bell
7:50 Flag Raising and optional polar bear swim
8:00 Breakfast
9:15 Counselors Staff Meeting and cabin clean up
9:45 Assembly-entire camp together
10:15-11:15 First Activity Period
11:15-12:15 Second Activity Period
12:25 Warning Bell
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Afternoon Break (quiet time in camp)
2:30-3:30 First Activity Period
3:30-4:30 Second Activity Period
4:30-5:15pm Electives-games and optional activities
5:40 Warning Bell
5:45 Dinner followed by fishing and interest activites
7:30 Evening Programs-by age group and whole camp events
8:55 Young campers bed
8:45-9:30 End of Evening Programs
9:30-10:00 Older campers bed


At Tanamakoon girls ages 4 - 6 can have their first overnight camp experience for 3 days in early or late summer.

Outdoor Ed

The Tanamakoon Outdoor Centre has operated for 27 years, for co-ed school groups mid May to mid June and the last two weeks of September.

Adult Programs

Spend quality time in Algonquin Park with opportunities to share a variety of experiences with like minded, interesting people from fifty five years onward.