Tanamakoon was started in 1925 by Mary G. Hamilton, principal of Margaret Eaton School in Toronto. Miss Hamilton chose the site where the camp stands on the shore of a sheltered bay of Tanamakoon Lake, then known as White's Lake.
Campers may choose to work on camp levels or simply learn by participating in our wide variety of activities on both land and in the water. All campers are encouraged to develop skills in every facet of camp life.
A unique opportunity, tripping is an unforgettable adventure for our campers. The duration of canoe and backpacking trips is determined by age and length of stay at the Camp. Special trips beyond the Algonquin boundaries are organized for the older campers. Experienced guides and counsellors provide supervision and leadership for every trip. Tanamakoon is famous for its tripping program. It is continually expanding and now includes trips for mountain bikers and kayakers, canoe trips on the French and Ottawa Rivers, and more lengthy expeditions in Temagami and Killarney Provincial Park.