Camp Fire River Bend | Camp Tannadoonah

Summer Camp at Tannadoonah After School Programs

We are excited to tell you that we are still hoping to go ahead with July and August sessions of overnight camp at Tannadoonah this summer. We are still awaiting final approval from the State of Michigan, and the finalized guidelines from the State. As of today, June 5, we have announced that we optimistic that we will be able to have overnight camp in July and August. We have also created an FAQ page for campers and parents.

We are thinking of all of you and wishing we could do more to be useful. We have created a page with some resources for our youth and families – we’re posting virtual activities with our staff, things you can do at home, and additional communications from our staff.

We are committed to our camp families and our camp mission, now more than ever. We are committed to a time when we can socially get close again and enjoy nature, personal growth, and adventure at beautiful Birch Lake. We’re committed to you, and we thank you for your continued commitment to us.


The Legacy


The Camp Fire logos over the years


youth served in 2019


campership dollars awarded in 2019


US States represented by participants, staff, and volunteers


Countries represented by participants, staff, and volunteers

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2020 Camp Update and decision-making information

Dear Camp Tannadoonah Families, We announced today that we have decided to cancel all June sessions of overnight camp at Camp Tannadoonah. This includes Session 1, Session 2, CIT 1A, Super Week, and Mini Week. We remain hopeful that we will be… Read More >

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Camp Tannadoonah Preparations for COVID-19

Dear Camp Tannadoonah Families, We want to share with our community about the steps we are taking in the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and how it may affect you and us. As we learn more every day, it… Read More >

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American Camp Association National Conference

Mr. Adam and I just returned from a week at the American Camp Association (ACA) National Conference in San Diego, CA. We loved the warm weather get-away, and learned so much! As always in the “off-season” from camp, I’m totally thrilled for… Read More >

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The Culture of Camp Tannadoonah

Posted by Miss Amber (Amber Grundy, CEO, Camp Fire River Bend) I get asked all the time by parents – so, what makes Camp Tannadoonah different from other camps? Sure we have incredible staff are incredible, amazing programs, and our… Read More >

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Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within