Overnight Camps

(ages 6 to 11)
Overnight Camp is available free of charge to all qualifying campers. From campfires and swimming to archery and arts there's something for everyone to enjoy and learn at Camp Tanager.

Specialized Camps

(ages 7 to 17)
Camp Tanager offers various medical camps throughout the year for children and teens with Diabetes, Hemophilia and Tourette Syndrome. Click to learn more.

Day Camp Programs

(ages 6 to 12)
Camp Tanager offers various fun themed day camp programs designed for fun, fitness and friendship! Each week provides unique learning opportunities while enjoying the out-of-doors in a summer camp environment.

Retreats
and Rentals

(Private Events)
Looking for a beautiful backdrop from your next retreat, birthday party or special event? Camp Tanager has many package options available to make your next celebration a huge success.

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Camp Tanager
1614 W. Mt. Vernon Rd.

Mount Vernon, IA 52314
319.363.0681 or 319.286.4510

Prepare to experience the magic of summer camp

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    Overnight Camp

    Our overnight or resident camp program is geared towards kids ages 6-11.  Camp begins on Sunday evening and runs until Friday afternoon.  During this one week session campers are organized into cabins by age and get to spend the week...

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    Diabetes Camp

    Diabetes Camp gives children with Type 1 diabetes the chance to meet other kids facing the same daily challenges of living with diabetes. Our 24-hour staff of physicians, nurses and counselors are closely involved with the day to day activities...

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    Hemophilia Camp

    The Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders camp is a one-of-a-kind program in the midwest. During the six-day camp children with Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders are provided the opportunity interact with other children living with the challenges of a bleeding disorder....

view our events calendar 2016

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SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
Camp is action! There is always something going on for everyone. Campers can try a new activity or become more proficient in a specific sport.

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BENEFITS OF SUMMER CAMP
There are many benefits to sending your child to camp. An opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, and become more confident.

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EXPERIENCE NATURE
Camp helps kids experience nature. Unplug from the technology and become immersed in the beautiful surroundings of the camp environment.

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A PLACE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS
Camp creates friendships - and these aren't your casual friends. You'll make the absolute best friends of your life, the kind you'll want to stay in touch with

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A FOCUS ON YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Our secret to youth development starts in a setting where where children are given the chance to make their own choices and decisions.

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DISCOVER NEW SKILLS
Sure, there's skills of soccer and basketball. Camp goes beyond these skills and looks at skills such as independence and leadership