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 is important that the broader community understands our efforts to keep our campers, families, and staff safe.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. We are staying in close communication with Cass County Health Department, and will follow their directions. The start of camp is still 3 months away, and we know that the situation will continue to evolve over the next weeks and months. As of today, March 10, we plan to operate all camp programs as scheduled. 

Here’s how we plan to adjust our procedures as we prepare for summer: 

  • Increasing the number of hand-sanitizing stations throughout our buildings.
  • Increasing efforts for sanitization before and after each camp session.
  • We will be asking those who are unwell at the start of your session to stay home, and if necessary we will help campers rebook into another session this or next season as availability allows. 
  • The CDC recommends that vulnerable populations include people 60 and older, people with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease or diabetes, people who have weakened immune systems, and people who are pregnant. Most of our camp population does not fall into these high risk categories; however, if your camper is at greater risk, please contact us to discuss options.
  • We are respectfully asking those who have been to or through CDC identified level 3 countries to follow the 14-day quarantine recommendation before attending any camp program.

I thank you for your continued patience and support as we listen to our public health officials and educational partners, and determine the best way to continue serving young people during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 574-387-6095 or email us at

Ms. Amber
CEO, Camp Fire River Bend and Camp Tannadoonah