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Questions & Answers

Our most frequently asked questions about Camp Tanase.

 

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Our staff is the heartbeat of Camp Tanase. We picked our staff based on their integrity, leadership, and passion for sharing their knowledge of the great outdoors. 

 

Our team of Tennessee State Park rangers leads the daily activities and our volunteer camp counselors are there to guide your child through camp every step of the way. From cabin time to rec time, our volunteers are well prepared to make sure your child stays safe while having a great time. Each volunteer completes a week-long training course and complete background check. 

During training, staff are taught program instruction, dealing with homesickness, first aid, youth development, risk management, behavior management, emergency procedures, the health of campers, and camping skills. Most staff members are full-time college students, recent graduates, or Tennessee State Employees.

Who are your counselors? 

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Camp Tanase is located in a rustic setting nestled above Lake Woodhaven. Built in 1930,  36 historic rustic cabins sit on the property. Campers will be assigned to cabins by groups and get to experience the rich history of the park. In addition to the cabins, the camp provides a large dining hall with a full-service kitchen and fireplace, a sand volleyball court, picnic area, fire pits, rec fields, counselor buildings, and a boat dock located on beautiful Lake Woodhaven. There are four bathhouse (two showers in each) with sinks, toilets, and running hot water. 

 

What are the camp facilities like?

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Camp Tanase is geared towards campers aged 10 to 14 years old.

 

 

How old are the campers who attend?

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Camp Tanase's Tennessee State Park Rangers are State Commissioned Law Enforcement Officers, trained paramedics, and emergency medical technicians. Our trained rangers and staff will work together to make sure all campers are safe, healthy, and taken care of in the case of an emergency. All registered campers are required to fill out a Health & Safety form prior to attending camp in order to inform staff of any health conditions, medication, allergies, or special accommodations needed.

If regular medication is required by your child, our on-staff Ranger, Jeremy Vaden, will meet with your child to administer the medication as required. 

What happens if a camper gets sick or needs regular medication?

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Fees cover everything necessary to provide camp for a week, including food, supplies, activities, staff, cabins and more.

 

 

What do the camp fees cover?

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Due to limited phone lines, campers will not be allowed to utilize park phones. In the case of an emergency Camp Staff will be able to facilitate a call between the camper and the appropriate emergency contact.

 

 

Can campers call home? Can family / friends call campers?

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In case of an emergency, please call the Montgomery Bell State Park Inn at 615-797-3101 or 1-800-250-8613 (toll-free). Someone will be available 24 hours a day. You can also reach the Camp Directors at 615-306-0611.

 

 

How will I reach my camper in an emergency?

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In order to maintain the safety and security of all campers, no visitors will be allowed at any time. If you would like to remain close to your camper, we recommend making a reservation to stay at the park inn, cabins, or campground. Reservations can be made online or over the phone at (615) 797-3101.​

 

Are visitors allowed during camp?

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Yes, if staff feel as though your child is not adjusting well to camp life, we will contact their parent/guardian to work through available options.

 

Will someone contact me if my camper is having difficulty adjusting to camp?

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It is each camper’s family’s responsibility to get them to and from the park.​

 

Does camp provide transportation to Montgomery Bell State Park?

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Laundry will only be done in the case of emergency (soiled bedding, etc.), please pack enough clothes to last the duration of camp. You can find a full packing list under the "Parents" tab.

Will laundry facilities be available?

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Yes, your camper can request one cabin mate. Keeping the balance between campers that already know each other and campers that don't is very important. Cabin assignments will be made thoughtfully to encourage new friendships in addition to creating memories with old friends.

Can campers request to share a cabin with friends?

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Camp Tanase has a no mail policy to ensure that no one feels left out.

Can campers receive mail at camp?

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All campers will wear PFD while boating, according to Tennessee law. Staff will conduct a swim test; in order to swim in designated areas without a PFD. Lifeguards will also be on duty during swimming times.

Are campers required to wear Personal Flotation Device (PFD) during water activities?

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