Thendara Mountain Club is open to adults, eighteen years of age or older, who are interested in the outdoors and who are willing to cooperate with others in the promotion and enjoyment of communal camp living and diverse outdoor activities.

Our club operates Camp Thendara (Camp T-20) under the jurisdiction of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. The camp gate is situated on Seven Lakes Drive, 1.8 miles north of the Kanawaukee Circle and 2.0 miles south of Tiorati Circle.

In our bulletin you will find a schedule of hosted weekends at Camp Thendara. These include overnight lodging (generally Saturday night) and three meals (dinner, breakfast, pack lunch).

The volunteer host plans and supplies all the food and assigns the work of preparing or cleaning up after meals — at least one chore per person. The costs of the food will be shared and the appropriate day or overnight house fee will be assessed.

As volunteers conduct all our activities, all members are expected to share in necessary tasks and, when qualified, and in the leadership of hikes, trips and camp weekends.

Leaders/hosts are responsible for the safety and comfort of the group. Therefore, cooperation and acceptance of, and appreciation for, the leaders/hosts suggested arrangements and reasonable instructions are expected of all who participate in TMC activities.

The club assumes no responsibility for injuries or damages sustained by anyone using the club’s facilities or engaging in any of its activities. Waiver forms are stored by the registry and are to be signed on the first visit.

Single membership is open to any person over the age of 18.  Family memberships are available, they include parents and children under the age of 18.

This is general information on the membership requirements.  If you have specific questions please contact the membership committee through the form below.

  • Member:   A General Member* (individual or family) receives access to all sponsored club functions, vote at general meetings (members age 18 or over) and restricted access to camp facilities. General members do not have a key to the lower gate, boat dock , swim dock or lodge.  In order to access the gate and swim dock, a Gate Key Member must be present at camp and must have left the gate and swim safety equipment locker unlocked. The bunkhouse and outhouse is open to all. However, the cabinets containing the mattresses will be locked.
  • Gate Key Member:     A General Member who has been a member for a minimum of three months, attended a hosted Camp Weekend and completed the three safety workshops*: “Camp Safety”, “Hiking Safety” and “Trail Maintenance”.   Gate Key members have access to the lower gate, refrigerator and swim dock safety equipment storage, but not the Boat House or Lodge.
  • House Key Member:   A Gate Key Member who has been a member for minimum 1 year, attended the “Lodge Key Workshop”*, and co-hosted two weekends with an experienced host: one weekend in winter season and one weekend in swim season.  The Lodge Key Member has full access of the Gate Key Member plus access to the Lodge and Boat House.


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