tanglewood nature center and museum


Summer Camp 2021

Summer Camp Catalog 2021 (PDF)

Yes, we are planning to run an in-person summer camp for the summer of 2021. Camp registration is now open. We will observe all New York and Chemung County regulations. More details to come closer to the beginning of the camp season!

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 for more information.


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. 

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 2021, 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.





For reference, we are keeping up all of the updates and safety protocols that we used in 2020 - please feel welcome to scroll down and see what we learned from the Health Dept. and state, and how we adjusted to keep campers safe.

2020 summer camp parents and guardians need to know: 

  • camp will be almost entirely spent outdoors: when it's hot, when it's drizzling, etc. 
  • camp will have a private, restricted space solely for campers and camp staff, so in the event of a thunderstorm they have a space to retreat to (the Lodge). The Lodge will be cleaned and sanitized daily. 
  • children will only be allowed to participate if they are from our local region, the Southern Tier of NY.
  • extended care hours were reduced in 2020
  • camp participants were limited to 10 children in 2020. 
  • children WILL NEED to bring a mask from home to carry with them throughout the day; they will need a clean mask each day. The kids will not need to wear the mask unless they must gather closer than 6' from each other. When they cannot be distant from each other (ie, they are passing other children in the hallway to go to the restroom) then they will need to wear their mask for that brief period.
  • staff will wear masks throughout the day, at any point that they are closer than 6' to any camper.
  • if there is a confirmed COVID19 case among a) our staff, b) a camp child, or c) a camp child's family, then camp will be closed for two weeks for quarantine and cleaning. Refunds will be processed for impacted families. 

Special changes and considerations in 2020: 

  • pick up and drop off will be from within the car. Staff will walk over to do a daily health check including a temperature check of the child; adult will remain in the car; child will exit and proceed to the Lodge to wash their hands and begin their day.
  • children will need to bring some of their own art supplies from home in a pencil case or baggie to reduce the amount of shared surfaces (we will send another email with exact packing list, but expect to send your child with their own crayons, a pair of scissors, a glue stick). Children will also need to bring a large beach towel which will be used as their "spot" so that kids can be socially distanced from each other sitting on the grass. 
  • parents will need to provide a list of at least three approved adults who can pick up their child at the end of the day. If a parent/guardian has been exposed to COVID19 and must quarantine, OR if a parent/guardian has symptoms that are in line with COVID19, OR if a parent/guardian has a confirmed case of COVID19, that parent/guardian and other adults from that household ARE NOT ALLOWED to come pick up their child from camp. Please make sure you have other emergency pick up names that are available to pick up your child in the event that you are not allowed to. 
  • children will need to bring a sun hat, several complete changes of clothing including socks and underwear, rain boots, rain coat, LARGE refillable water bottle to keep them hydrated over several hours of hiking, sunscreen and bug spray that they can apply to themselves. Children will be hiking and playing outside on wet grass, in the rain, and in the heat. Staff will ensure that they are safe and prevent heat stroke, dehydration, and chills/hypothermia as we do every year. But this year, camp will be more outdoors than ever, so your child will need to be prepared for and happy about hiking and playing in the rain or the heat. 
  • if your child does not cope well or enjoy playing during sensory experiences like wearing wet socks, sweating, or being unable to hold hands or sit closely by an adult, then please carefully consider if this camp season will be appropriate for them.




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

    • 28 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 01 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 9
    Register
       

                             Fishing                                    

    June 28th - July 1st (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
    • Fish in different ponds all over Tanglewood and catch frogs
    • This camp is ideal for beginning and expert fishers who want to grow 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. 

    • 28 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 01 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 9
    Register
             
      

    Eco-Engineers 

               

    June 28th - July 1st (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
    • Learn how nature is used in past and new technology
    • This camp is ideal for those who like to create from the nature around them



    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. 

    • 05 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 09 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 8
    Register
          
        

    Dino Dig

    July 4th - July 9th

    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 egg 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. 

    • 05 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 09 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 7
    Register

    Zookeepers

    July 5th-July 9th

    Grades 3-5

    • Hike through the woods to see wild animals in their natural habitat
    • Personally meet each major animal group and learn how we care for our critters from tooth to toe
    • Discover the tricks of training animals with positive reinforcement – working with animals like mammals, 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. 

    • 12 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 16 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
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    Pokemon


    July 12th - July 16th

    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
    • This camp is ideal for aspiring Pokemon trainers and professors!



      
        











      


          


          


              




          

    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. 

    • 12 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 16 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 6
    Register
                               
        

    Pokemon


    July 12th - July 16th

    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
      • This camp is ideal for aspiring Pokemon trainers and professors!


        











      


          


          


              




          

    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. 

    • 19 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 23 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 5
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    Scales and Slime

    July 19th - July 23rd 

    Grades K-2

    • Flip over logs to find sneaky salamanders and get your feet wet catching frogs and fish in the ponds
    • Perform wacky reptile 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. 

    • 19 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 23 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 3
    Register
                                          

    Wilderness Survival

    July 19th - July 23rd 

    Grades 3-5


    • Learn to read a map, compass, and nature to find your way home
    • Build and insulate a shelter with no tools
    • Learn about how animals are adapted to survive in the wild by meeting some of Tanglewood’s animal’s up close.
    • 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. 

    • 26 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 30 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 8
    Register

    Critter Care

    July 26th - July 30th 

    Grades K-2


    • Discover the tricks of training animals with positive reinforcement – working with species like dogs, birds, and more!
    • Create toys and treats for animals to enjoy
    • Meet and learn how Tanglewood cares for over 40 different kinds of animals
    • 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. 

    • 26 Jul 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 30 Jul 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 10
    Register
            

    Forest Forensics

    July 26th - July 30th 

    Grades 3-5

    • Play games in the woods that will fine tune your animal senses
    • Explore the creek to find camouflaged creatures and hidden secrets of 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. 

    • 09 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 13 Aug 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 14
    Register
            

    Camp Yucky

    August 9th - August 13th 

    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. 

    • 09 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 13 Aug 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 11
    Register
      

    Wilderness Quest

    August 9th - August 13th 

    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. 

    • 16 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 20 Aug 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 15
    Register

    Bonkers for Birds

    August 16th - August 20th 

    Grades K-2

    • Learn about birds and what skills and adaptations they have that help them thrive.
    • Dissect an owl pellet and take a raptor hike
    • Meet our birds, like Hank the Hawk and Sophie the Owl up close
    • This camp is ideal for kids who have a passion for birds and want to understand them 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. 

    • 16 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 20 Aug 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 11
    Register

    Swamp Stomp

    August 16th - August 20th 

    Grades 3-5


    • Explore various ponds and pools and see who or what might be hiding just under the surface.
    • Get up close with some animals, like frogs and salamanders, who call ponds, pools, and swamps home.
    • Make your own water filter while learning how the earth purifies it 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. 

    • 23 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 27 Aug 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 7
    Register

    Go Wild!

    August 23rd - August 27th

    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. 

    • 30 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 02 Sep 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
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    Forts and Forests

    August 30th - September 2nd (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
    • Play in the woods and explore who or what might be living there
    • 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, and Saturday 10am-4pm. CLOSED Sunday-Monday. Trails are open dawn to 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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