Camp Tanako Needs Van

Camp TanakoCamp Tanako began a day camp program in 2013 for summer care for families in Garland, Hot Springs, and Clark counties.  Families with children from 1st grade through 6th grades are eligible to come to Day Camp.  The inclusion of all children is a special emphasis for this ministry.  Each summer, children from various faith traditions attend Tanako, but it is especially moving to hear children be excited about the gospel of Christ for the first time.

Last summer, Camp Tanako’s Day Camp program grew by 89% over the summer of 2014.  As part of our service to families, transportation is provided from drop-off spots in Hot Springs and Malvern (thanks to Faith UMC in Hot Springs & Rockport UMC in Malvern).  Last summer 69% of the families participating in this ministry utilized the option for transportation.  Compared to the same time period last year, Day Camp registrations are up by 156%!

This growing ministry is in need of assistance.  Camp Tanako needs to have additional van(s) donated or provided for sale at a low price.  Two years ago, Tanako was blessed to have a van donated by the congregation of Grand Avenue UMC Hot Springs.  We are so thankful for their generosity because it enabled us to serve more families.  Please call the camp at 501-262-2600 or email at if you know of any opportunities that will assist us in adding an additional van.


Kim Carter, Executive Director