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Camp Takimina Welcomes You

Camp Takimina is home to beautiful camping with multiple campsite options that can be reserved just 20 minutes from downtown Columbia, Missouri.


A valuable community resource, Camp Takimina is also the perfect place for events, conservation education and basic outdoor training.


Here at Camp Takimina, we are driven by a single goal: to do our part in making the world a better place for all. We believe that through outdoor education everyone can build positive, lasting connections to nature. We strive to build productive members of society and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

Programs & Services

We promote outdoor training, education, and conservation.

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Rent Camp Takimina

Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the serenity and scenery of the outdoors for family or social gatherings. We are available for group rentals, retreats, family reunions, and more.  We offer limited indoor lodging, various outdoor campsites, and beautiful activity spaces for daily rentals, and weekend or overnight events.

City Garden School 

City Garden School found a successful formula during the pandemic by bringing the classroom to the woods. They continue to spend Nature Intensive sessions at Camp Takimina.


City Garden is open during the academic school year and accepts applications for grades K-8.


 “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

Ashley Smith

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