Camp Tanner Inc. welcomes campers from ages 7 to 15 every summer for a season of fun, friends, team-building, and activities under the sun. Each week is given a fun, unique theme (often inspired from pop-culture) to inspire crafts, games, daily themes, meals, and more! Registration includes wonderful, home-cooked meals, a weeks stay in a cabin with friends and a counselor, costumes, crafts, and activities. All camp weeks are open for registration. Our daily schedule, fees, and information on how to register is accessible online.
We the members of Camp Tanner Inc., wish to provide an opportunity for spiritual, mental, emotional and physical growth, through a meaningful Christian camping experience in a natural environment in God's creation. With God's help and the support of Presbytery, Church congregations and the community, we accept this responsibility.
Welcome campers! On Sunday afternoon, you'll be dropped off with your counselor at one of our eight cabins. Set up your bunk with a sleeping bag, pillow, maybe a stuffed animal or two, and you'll be introduced to your home for the next week. A tour of camp will take you around our cabins, pond, mess hall, craft cabin, nurse's station, flagpole, soccer field, baseball field, craft cabin, beach volleyball court, basketball court, campfire, and swimming pool!
Camp Tanner is located in the Bill Tanner Kin Camp, and is available to rent by contacting the Kinsmen directly via their email.
REGISTRATION & FEES
The 2016 registration fee is $295 including 13% HST.
Drop off for campers is Sunday between 3pm and 4pm. Pick up is Friday evening at 7pm.
Childcare receipts are available and there is a family rate available for groups of three or more. Check out our registration page for registration forms and our registrar's address.
All camps feature nutritionally balanced meals cooked by our dedicated volunteers; meals also have themes such as 'One Utensil', 'Shhhhmeal', 'Draft', 'Survivor' and 'Challenge Meal'. You can see our delicious menu here!
Annual Camp Tanner Auction
Our next Camp Tanner Auction will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Embro Community Centre with lots of fun things to buy!
CAMP TANNER SLANG
You will see a lot of interesting photos, unique costume dress-ups, and meal themes on this website and our Camp Tanner dictionary will help explain it all!
Be sure to brief yourself before you come
and you'll be well in the know!
Our CITs (pronounced C-I-T or "sit") are our youngest members of staff (at 16 years old) and are called CITs because they are "Counsellors-In-Training". We like to pull pranks and make them do embarrassing things as part of the initiation to our staff!
An afternoon of cabin cheers, cabin synchros, a run and splash on our slip n' slide, painting the CITs, and other water-based games!
Cabin Clean Up
A way to be tidy, as well as creative! Points are given out
to campers according to cleanliness! Bonus points are given
out to campers who decorate in a theme.
Fred the Moose
The friendly moose who greets staff on the staff path!
The big sun comes up! The dew goes away! Morning exercises are fun stretches, exercises, cheers, and activities to wake up camp.
Junior weeks choose their own adventure every afternoon.
They choose one or two from a list of 5 activities and
create an afternoon of personalized fun!
Senior and intermediate campers choose from musical theatre, dance, beach volleyball, and soccer which are coached by our activities staff. Get ready to perform on Fridays!
At Camp Tanner, we don't just eat, we play!
Counselors challenge each other to earn their seat in the dining hall. The luckiest of them all well get to head table!
Morning Watch and Vespers
A wonderful way to spend time with God each morning
and every night ensures that we start and end our days right. Overlooking the gorgeous pond, our devotional area at camp
is a quiet and serene place to spend time with
God during devotions.
Mac N Cheese
A delicious and nutritious meal we serve each week!
This ain't no KD...this is the homemade good stuff!
Each cabin is paired together with a co-cabin. For example cabin 1 and cabin 2 will be co-cabin. They each have their own counsellor and their own campers however co-cabins spend a fair amount of time together as well. At co-ed weeks your co-cabin will be of the opposite gender.
A cabin and their co-cabin together makes a unit. In the mornings campers travel to sessions with their units.