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For over one hundred years, Camp Nakanawa has educated girls and young women through outdoor experiences in an overnight summer camp so that they gain confidence and reach their full potential.  For 40 of those years, Ann and Pepe Perron have faithfully stewarded Camp, ensuring that it remains a magical spot for young women to truly grow into the best versions of themselves. 

In honor of their legacy, and in conjunction with the arrival of Camp’s Fourth director, Karen Rathgeber Hale, Camp Nakanawa is transitioning to a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational institution.

This transition enables Camp to seek the philanthropic gifts that will preserve its legacy, while better accommodating future generations of campers.    

Click here to go to our donation page and learn more about giving to Nakanawa.

 

 

Coming Soon

The Granddaughter Initiative: building an endowment to support camp in perpetuity.

A strong endowment is the financial foundation of any organization. Ultimately Camp Nakanawa plans to build an endowment that provides annual income to offset operating cost and provides financial security as we move into the second century of camp.

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, for this exciting opportunity to preserve the legacy of camp.

 


 

2022 Camp Session

We were so ecstatic to have camp for the summer of 2021 and cannot wait for next summer to get here! Register for our 2022 session of you too can enjoy the magical place of Camp Nakanawa.

 

2022 Camp Dates & Tuition                                                        Camper Application Online

 

Junior Camp: Younger girls require encouragement and motivation to try all activities, both for the experience as well as for gaining knowledge of basic fundamentals. The two week and four week programs are  well organized and schedule activities to meet these camper’s needs. We strive for a camper/counselor ratio of four to one. Junior Camp accepts girls from eight to twelve years old.

Senior Camp: Many girls of Intermediate and Senior Camp age have good foundations in some activities and are anxious to pursue their special skills and interests. With only four required classes – swimming, tennis, glee club, and canoeing – Intermediate and Senior Campers have many elective activities which include arts and crafts, softball, diving, drama, hand bells, lifeguard training, sailing, dance, fencing, archery, riflery, riding, soccer, climbing wall, and zip line. Required classes meet four days a week; some electives meet four days, others two. There is a rest hour daily followed by a free swim period on weekdays.


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Alumni

Alumni

Nakanawa TIES is the alumni organization for former campers, counselors and friends of Camp Nakanawa. If you registered on the old TIES web site, you are still a member of TIES and your information will be visible to other TIES members in a searchable database […]

Tent Row 2020

Tent Row 2020

  Tent Row 2020 The 2020 Tent Row Girls were able to come to camp this summer for 1 week in July!  It was truly a magical experience.  Look for Videos of the week soon on the Nakanawa Connection. TR’20 > COVID-19

The Centennial Celebration was a success!

The Centennial Celebration was a success!

Camp Nakanawa celebrated its 100th Anniversary on July 19th – July 21st.  Over 750 alumni, friends and families traveled near and far to be a part of  this once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Camp was filled with laughter, excitement, singing and much more.  Hearing the sounds of former campers […]

The Centennial Arena

The Centennial Arena

Camp Nakanawa Announces The Construction and Completion of “The Centennial Arena.” The Centennial Arena is located in Junior Camp. This 180’x85′ building completely covers the entire Junior Camp Horseback Riding Arena. This beautiful facility will give the Junior Camp Horseback Riders the opportunity to ride […]

Mother Daughter Weekend 2019

Mother Daughter Weekend 2019

Wow! Camp Nakanawa’s 11th Annual Mother Daughter Weekend was AMAZING! Awesome Mothers, Daughters, Grandmothers, Granddaughters, Cousins, Nieces, Aunts and FRIENDS! Fabulous Counselors! Beautiful Weather! Riding. Zip Line. Nature. Glee Club. Lots of Swimming & Canoeing. Arts&Crafts. Council Ring. Hayrides. S’mores. Singing. Old friendships rekindled. New […]