tanglewood nature center and museum


     
Summer Camp 2018        


Click HERE to view the Tanglewood Camp 2018 Catalog

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. 



Siblings discount- $10 off per sibling when two or more siblings are attending the same week of camp.

Must call for discount to be applied.


Multi-week discount- $20 off per week after camper is already registered and paid in full for three weeks of camp.

Must call for discount to be applied


Must make payment in full in order to receive discount and only one discount type per family. 



Returning this summer:
Extended before and after care from 8am-5pm
Regular day 10am-3pm - $175 per week
Extended day 9am-4pm - $225 per week
Extended day 8am-5pm - $275 per week


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 and approved Tuesday-Friday only.  

SHOT RECORDS
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!



 
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).


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 2018, we will have one scholarship position opportunity for each week of summer camp. 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 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

    • 23 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 3:00 PM
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                                 Nature Play Camp                                 

    July 23rd - July 27th 

    Grades K-2

        

    ·       Go home laughing and grass-stained after a day of playing games including the classics and brand new games unique to Tanglewood

    ·       Sculpt mud pies and make fossil prints, play park rangers

    ·      Climb trees and peer into cavities to see who nests there

    ·       Tag, kickball and forts galore!






          

    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 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 3:00 PM
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    Pioneers to iPads Camp


    July 23rd - July 27th

    Grades 3-5


    ·       From ancient hieroglyphs to iPads, play around with science and technology!

    ·       Take tech into the woods – using apps on our iPads to take real data for NASA and Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology!

    ·       Construct, create, play with simple machines like seed bomb launchers to racing solar powered cars

      
        











      


          


          


              




          

    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 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03 Aug 2018
    • 3:00 PM
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     Mad Scientist  

                                                      

       July 30th - August 3rd 


    Grades K-2



    ·       Turn a chicken bone to rubber

    ·        Defy gravity with water in wacky experiments

    ·       Send a balloon into the stratosphere only using the power of the sun

    ·       Explode, grow, disappear, and slime all kinds of things with experiments!


          


            










          

    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 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03 Aug 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 7
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    Fishing Camp

                                                               

    July 30th - August 3rd


    Grades 3-5


    ·    Basics of fishing, including casting, knot tying, safety and more

    ·    Practice casting and perfect your fly-tying

    ·    Dig bait for different species of fish and make your very own pole

    ·    Watch a pro show you how to gut, fillet, and clean a fish-and take home recipes for future fishing!









          

    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 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 17 Aug 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
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    Scales and Tails Camp


    August 13th - August 17th

    Grades K-2

      


    ·       Flip over logs to find sneaky salamanders and get your feet wet catching frogs and fish in the ponds

    ·       Shed your own skin with a funky craft and unravel the color-changing mysteries of chameleons and bearded dragons

    ·       Create a life-size masterpiece of our biggest animal – “Bowie” the Columbian red tail boa

    ·      End the week with a reptile race!






      


          


          


              




          

    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 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 17 Aug 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 5
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    Zookeepers Camp   

                

    August 13th - August 17th


    Grades 3-5


    ·    Dissect owl pellets and rebuild the skeletons of their prey

    ·    Roll logs and pull apart to discover decomposers

    ·    Feed our animals gourmet meals of fruit, rats, bugs, and build jungle gyms and toys for our animals

    ·    Personally meet each major animal group and care for our critters from tooth to toe!

          


              




          

    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 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 Aug 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
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    Feathers and Fluff Camp


    August 20th - August 24th

    Grades K-2

      

    ·      Learn how birds hatch out of eggs and how they grow

    ·       Make your own binoculars to find birds in the wild

    ·       Build a nest to take home

    ·      Cuddle some furry animals and take care of our animal friends









      


          


          


              




          

    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 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 Aug 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
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    Outdoor Adventure 


    August 20th - August 24th

    Grades 3-5


    ·       Escape a larger-than-life spider web unscathed with your team

    ·       Build the ultimate eggstra invincible parachute to protect an egg passenger

    ·       Channel your inner adventurer and build a fort in the woods, spending glorious days in the wild

    ·         Create toys and enrichment for the animals – interspecies play!




      
        











      


          


          


              




          

    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 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 31 Aug 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
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    Nature in a Nutshell Camp

    August 27th - August 31st 

    Grades K-5


    ·    Investigate the furthest corners of our trails

    ·    See the unseen parts of our ponds with microscopes and make your own recycled pond viewer

    ·    Go fish and build a fort

    ·    Make a solitary bee house and save our pollinator friends!

            








      


          


          


              




          

    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
Fax: (607) 732-6210



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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