In 1956 a group of Perry citizens became aware of the need for a secure camping area for youth to use and still be close to Perry. After searching the community for a site, 25 acres of unused property was discovered in the CCC Lake Park located 1 mile south of Perry on Highway 86. Throughout 1956 and 1957, the land was cleared and simple buildings were built; finally in 1958, Camp Fire held its first camp on the property beautifully nestled in the woods atop a hill overlooking CCC Lake.
Camp Tan Da Ko has 2 structures for indoor activities, a craft shack, restroom and shower facilities, and a camp kitchen. The Council Fire and the Chapel areas provide beautiful accommodations for ceremonials, group events, and star gazing. Tent camping is one of the highlights each summer during camp; other highlights include canoeing and fishing, as well as many other fun and educational activities.
For more information about Camp Tan Da Ko, click here to contact Betty Dillion.