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Summer Camp 2017       


Click HERE to view the Tanglewood Camp 2017 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. 

Returning this summer:
Extended before and after care from 8am-5pm
Half day camps for PreK

Regular day 10am-3pm - $175 per week
Extended day 9am-4pm - $225 per week
Extended day 8am-5pm - $275 per week
Pre-K 9am-12pm - $90 per week

Everything you need to know is in the camp catalog!



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 only. 

Troubleshooting online registrations: as you fill out the registration form, please be sure to enter something in every text box - if your child does not have an allergy, for example, type in "n/a".

Everything you need to know is in the camp catalog!



 
Counselors-in-Training for Ages 15+
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+ 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 2017, 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 Deanna. Camp Tuition Application.pdf and Membership Waiver Application.pdf.


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

    • 14 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 3
              

    “Fly-Guy Presents”


    August 14th -August 18th

    Pre-K (4-5 year olds)

    9:00-12:00


    ·    Fly-Guy the series is coming to Tanglewood to teach you remarkable things about animals!


    ·    Start a routine with reading these books, museum games, outdoor playtime on the trails, and a snack


    ·    End each day with a fun craft and a visit from a live animal!








          

    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. 

    • 14 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Scales and Tails Camp


    August 14th - August 18th

    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. 

    • 14 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 6
          
        

    Magical Beasts Camp

                                                               

    August 14th - August 18th


    Grades 3-5


     

    ·       Discover all the different magical creatures in habitats like the pond, the sky, and the woods - mermaids, salamanders in the fire, imps and brownies and gryphons and unicorns


    ·       Design a chimera that mixes up your favorite adaptations like wings, special powers, talons or webbed feet


    ·       Learn about the natural world that mimics magic – why bogs glow in the dark, the science of fairy rings, and more


    ·       Build a gnome home and imagine how magical creatures coexist with humans














          

    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. 

    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 4
                               
        

    Feathers and Fluff Camp


    August 21st - August 25th

    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. 

    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 4
                               
        

    Pioneers to iPads Camp


    August 21st - August 25th

    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. 

    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 4
                                  
      

    Nature in a Nutshell Camp

    August 28th - September 1st 

    Grades K-2


    ·    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. 

    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 5
                                  
      

    Beaks and Talons Camp

    August 28th - September 1st 

    Grades 3-5

        

    ·       Discover your passion for creatures that soar

    ·       Watch Hank the Hawk fly and feed Sophie the Owl

    ·       Dig deep into the science of how raptors hunt, live, and migrate

    ·       Dissect owl pellets and do a raptor hike!




            








      


          


          


              




          

    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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