tanglewood nature center and museum

     

Summer Camp 2020



We're hiring summer camp counselors! 

Teen ages 15-18? Join our Counselor in Training program! Gain leadership skills, camp experience, and perhaps get hired as a counselor the next summer :)  Applications due by May 15th. 

Tanglewood is excited to provide a unique opportunity for your child to learn about their relationship to the natural world while supporting their physical, social, and intellectual growth.  Each camp offers a wide variety of activities that provide campers with outdoor adventures.  Your child will explore and make discoveries on our 300 acres and have up close encounters with our resident animals.  Our summer camps are for children finishing Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Please click on the summer camp catalog link below for more information.


CAMP CATALOG (PDF)

This catalog includes information on each camp, how to register, what to pack, and more - everything you need to know is in the camp catalog! 


MEMBERSHIP:
Parents and grandparents at a family/senior membership or above can register children/grandchildren.  Membership must be current at time of registration and during the selected camp session.  If you need to become a member, please click here Online Membership Application .  Membership applications are processed Tuesday-Friday during business hours.

SHOT RECORDS:
Shot records need to be submitted every year.  Due to the increasing numbers of people infected with dangerous communicable diseases in the US, we are only allowing Medical Exemptions for vaccinations. Medical Exemption Form (.docx) is linked here, or contact Deanna at 607-732-6060 for a paper copy of the Medical Exemption Form. Thank you for helping us keep the camp children, visitors and staff healthy. 
You can email shot records to tanglewoodoffmgr@outlook.com

or mail them to 443 Coleman Ave., Elmira, NY 14903. 



Everything you need to know is in the camp catalog!


SCHOLARSHIPS:

As always, our goal is to make our unique and fun programs available to all. We have a camp assistance fund created by generous donors. In 2020, we have limited scholarship opportunities and scholarships are on a first come first served basis. To learn more about the scholarships for financially eligible families, or to contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact DeannaCamp Tuition Application.pdf and Membership Waiver Application.pdf.  You must fill out applications and submit proper documents in order to be considered.


Everything you need to know is in the camp catalog.

Counselors-in-Training for Ages 15-18

Becoming a Counselor in Training is a great way to gain leadership experience while working in nature!

Counselors-in-Training (CITs) are youth leaders aged 15-18 who assist the camp counselors in providing a safe and fun camp experience at Tanglewood. They will help lead environmental education activities, games, crafts, songs, stories, hikes, and more. Our CITs will also assist with camp preparation, check-in and check-out, and will serve as a positive role model for children in camp. This is an educational position that will involve being placed with two counselors each session. CIT applications can be found here and are due by May 15th to the CIT Coordinator, Bridget Sharry (volunteer.tanglewood@gmail.com).


Meg Lowman Treetops Camp: for girls who love science! 

Do you know a girl aged 9-12 years who loves science? We're accepting applications for the 13th Meg Lowman Treetops Camp! Treetops camp runs July 13th-17th 2020 from 10am-3pm. Among other science adventures, girls will:

  • grow samples in petri dishes with biochemist Betsy Smith,
  • go mammal sampling with biologist Lynn Gillie, 
  • study weather with WETM's Shelby Clark and check out a real hot air balloon,
  • learn about medical science with veterinarian Emily Duggan, 
  • climb into the treetops of Tanglewood with rain-forest ecologist Meg Lowman! 

We created the camp with several goals in mind:

  1. To provide strong female mentoring to girls
  2. To introduce the scientific method in various ways throughout the week and teach the young women to use it not only in science but also in other areas of their lives and
  3. To get the girls outdoors and foster an appreciation for our natural world, using Meg Lowman  (www.canopymeg.com) as an example of a successful local woman that has dedicated her life to working for the betterment of the environment.

Campers must fill out an application and be nominated by a teacher/mentor in the community who knows their love of science. Please share this email with anyone you know who might be able to nominate a girl!

Camper application (PDF).
Nomination information (PDF).

All inquiries should be directed to Elaine Spacher, Executive Director

Can't wait to meet our future scientists!



For a brochure outlining the rights and responsibilities of campers and camp operators in New York State, click here: "Children's Camps in New York State" 


 

Upcoming events

    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 02 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 13
    Register
       

                             Fishing                                    

    June 29th - July 2nd (no camp on Friday) 

    Grades K-2

    • Basics of fishing, including casting, knot tying, safety and more
    • Dig bait for different species of fish and make your very own pole
    • Watch a pro show you how to gut, clean and fillet a fish!
    • This camp is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning and for experienced campers who want to practice their skills


    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 02 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 15
    Register
             
      

    Eco-Engineers 

               

    June 29th - July 2nd (no camp Friday)


    Grades 3-5


    • Design and build as we look to nature for inspiration!
    • Create and play with simple machines like seed bomb launchers all the way up to racing solar powered cars
    • Take tech into the woods – using apps on our iPads to take scientific data
    • This camp is ideal for inquisitive campers who enjoy creating and working with their hands


    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 06 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 13
    Register
          
        

    Dino Dig Camp

                                    

    July 16th - July 10th


    Grades K-2


    • Explore the woods to find your very own fossils
    • Get up close and personal with the dinosaur descendants that we have here at Tanglewood
    • Create and hatch your own dinosaur eggs to take home
    • This camp is ideal for any dinosaur or nature lover!

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 06 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 15
    Register
                                       Zookeepers                                         

    July 6th - July 10th  

    Grades 3-5


    • Feed our animals gourmet meals of fruit, rats, and bugs
    • Build jungle gyms and toys for our animals 
    • Hike through the woods to see wild animals in their natural habitat
    • Discover the tricks of training animals with positive reinforcement – working with species like dogs, birds, and more!
    • This camp is ideal for animal lovers and kids who want to see behind the scenes at Tanglewood


         

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 3
    Register
                               
        

    Pokemon


    July 13th - July 17th

    Grades K-2



    ·         Discover Pokémon that are based on real animals, many of which reside at the museum!

    ·         Hike the trails and catch insects and frogs with your very own Pokéball.

    ·         Make up your own Pokémon and battle them against other trainers.

    ·         Complete the outdoor field day trials to earn your trainer certificate!




      
        











      


          


          


              




          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 13
    Register
                               
        

    Pokemon


    July 13th - July 17th

    Grades 3-5



    ·         Discover Pokémon that are based on real animals, many of which reside at the museum!

    ·         Hike the trails and catch insects and frogs with your very own Pokéball.

    ·         Make up your own Pokémon and battle them against other trainers.

    ·         Complete the outdoor field day trials to earn your trainer certificate!




      
        











      


          


          


              




          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 20 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 13
    Register
                                  
      

    Scales and Slime

    July 20th - July 24th 

    Grades K-2


    • Flip over logs to find sneaky salamanders and get your feet wet catching frogs and fish in the ponds
    • Perform wacky experiments and then meet the animals that inspired them
    • End the week with a reptile race!
    • This camp is ideal for campers who love reptiles, amphibians, and don’t mind getting a bit muddy and messy
          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 20 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 14
    Register
                                  
      

    Wilderness Survival

    July 20th - July 24th 

    Grades 3-5


    • Learn to read a map and use a compass to find your way home
    • Build and insulate a shelter with no tools
    • Finish the week with fire building and cooking a special treat in the woods!
    • This camp is ideal for kids who enjoy spending plenty of time in the woods and don’t mind getting a bit messy

          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 27 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 31 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 15
    Register
                                  
      

    Critter Care

    July 27th - July 31st 

    Grades K-2

        
    • Snuggle a ferret, feed a frog, and help Tanglewood care for over 40 different animals
    • Create toys and treats for animals to enjoy
    • Hike through the woods to see wild animals in their natural habitat
    • This camp is ideal for kids who love animals, have pets or are interested in caring for a pet in the future






            








      


          


          


              




          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 27 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 31 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 15
    Register
                                  
      

    Forest Forensics

    July 27th - July 31st 

    Grades 3-5


    • Play games in the woods using your senses
    • Explore the creek to find camouflaged creatures and hidden secrets in the soil
    • Find fossils and rearrange owl pellet bones to piece together mysteries of the past
    • This camp is ideal for inquisitive minds that enjoy being outdoors





      


          


          


              




          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 10 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 13
    Register
                                  
      

    Camp Yucky

    August 10th - August 14th 

    Grades K-2


    • Explore the muddy, slimy, oozy, and sometimes yucky side of science
    • Investigate and identify animal scat
    • Learn about creepy crawly insects and what lives in the muck at the bottom of the pond
    • This camp is ideal for kids who don’t mind getting a little messy and are ready for hands-on nature fun




            








      


          


          


              




          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 10 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 15
    Register
                                  
      

    Wilderness Quest

    August 10th - August 14th 

    Grades 3-5


    • Hunt for treasure and map your way across 300 acres, marking special items you discover
    • Face down challenges as a team and conquer an obstacle course
    • Create dishes and elixirs out of natural ingredients
    • This camp is ideal for kids who like puzzles, scavenger hunts, and adventure!





      


          


          


              




          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 17 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 15
    Register
                                  
      

    Bonkers for Birds

    August 17th - August 21st 

    Grades K-2

        

    • Learn about birds and what skills and adaptations they have that help them thrive
    • Dissect an owl pellet and take a hike to find wild raptors
    • Watch Hank the Hawk fly and get a closer look at Sophie the Owl
    • This camp is ideal for kids who love animals and want to understand birds beak to talon





            








      


          


          


              




          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 17 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 15
    Register
                                  
      

    Swamp Stomp

    August 17th - August 21st 

    Grades 3-5

        
    • Explore ponds and pools and see who or what might be hiding just under the surface – salamanders, frogs, and more
    • Make your own water filter while learning how the earth purifies water
    • This camp is ideal for kids who love being outdoors and don’t mind getting a bit messy






            








      


          


          


              




          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 24 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 18
    Register
                                  
      

    Go Wild

    August 24th - August 28th

    Grades K-5

        
    • Go home laughing and grass-stained after a day of playing games
    • Sculpt mud pies and make fossil prints, and play park rangers
    • Create works of art with natural items found in the woods
    • This camp is ideal for kids who enjoy being outdoors and don’t mind getting a bit messy





            








      


          


          


              




          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    • 31 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03 Sep 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 18
    Register
                                  
      

    Forts n' Smores

    August 31st - September 3rd (no camp Friday)

    Grades K-5

    • A week full of fun in the woods!
    • Go on a wilderness adventure and build a fort in the woods
    • Learn how to build a fire and cook your own tasty s’mores treat
    • This camp is ideal for kids who love being outdoors and don’t mind getting a bit messy





            








      


          


          


              




          

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 

    June 29th- July 3rd   K-2 & 3-5 Sessions

    Start your summer out right by taking a walk on the wild side! This camp will embrace all that is wild at Tanglewood, from the tops of the trees to deep in the dirt and everything in between! Discover how our ecosystems work and all that inhabits them. Campers will dissect owl pellets, use binoculars to look for birds, capture bugs and identify them, inspect a fallen log, and much more! Each day is a new theme and campers enjoy live animals, crafts, games, hikes and exploration. 


Nature Center and Museum location:
443 Coleman Avenue Elmira NY 14903

Phone: (607) 732-6060




Nature Center and Museum hours: OPEN Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Saturday 10am-4pm. CLOSED Sundays and Mondays. Trails are open dawn-dusk year-round.

Admission to the Nature Center and Museum is FREE to all. Please consider becoming a member of Tanglewood!

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