tanglewood nature center and museum


Summer Camp 2020



Camp Update 5/26/2020: 

Hi members and supporters of Tanglewood!

Though this spring and summer is an uncertain one, we wanted to provide an update on what we do know about summer camp so far. The local and regional health status for the Twin Tiers is subject to change, and we will continue to adjust our plans and keep you in the loop as we learn more. 

So as of today, 5/26/2020, we are not sure yet if we will be able to run summer camps, but we are making plans in case we are able to do so. We want to be best prepared to run a safe, healthy, fun camp if possible, so we are planning in advance. 

Here's what we have so far: 

  • We will be running only one camp at a time, including children grades K-5 in that single camp group, so that siblings from a household will be together. 
  • Camp's home base will be in the lodge, a separate building from the nature center, and we will be implementing a rigorous environmental cleaning routine to keep the lodge safe and disinfected. Guests and visitors are not permitted in the lodge.
  • Although the weeks will not be highly focused around one topic area as in previous years, there will be general themes woven in through each week. Importantly, much of the camp day will be spent outdoors, in the fresh air. 
  • We will be limiting camp registration. The total number of campers allowed will be determined by Chemung County, and we don't know what the cap will be yet. We will let you know once we know.
  • Since we are not sure how many children will be allowed to attend camp each week, we are closing registration at this time. We don't want to process new registrations until we know from the county how many kids are allowed in a single week. 
  • We are reducing before/after care hours. The regular camp program runs from 10am-3pm as usual. Before care and after care options will run from 9am-10am, and 3pm-4pm. Drop off before 9am or pick up after 4pm will not be possible.
  • We are reducing the number of people who will come into contact with the camp children. Summer camp will be taught by two of our fantastic permanent staff members, Ian McLaughlin and Maggie Groce, with Jamie Ziegler overseeing daily operations of camp. 

What next?

  • If you are currently registered and would like to cancel your camp registration, please contact Deanna, our office manager. She will waive any administrative fees. 
  • If you are currently registered and wish to stay enrolled, no action is needed at this time! 
  • If Chemung County or state government determines that camp cannot run, we will fully refund all registrants.  
  • If you have any questions at all about curriculum or what summer camp will be like, please contact Camp Co-Directors, Jamie Ziegler and Maggie Groce

We miss educating and we hope that your families are healthy, well, and happy - and are able to enjoy visiting our animals virtually, as well as taking time outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and trails. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together on our plan, which will always be centered on the health and well-being of our community.


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.




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 (EDT)
    • 02 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 3
       

                             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 (EDT)
    • 02 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 5
             
      

    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 (EDT)
    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 6
          
        

    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 (EDT)
    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 2
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                                       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 (EDT)
    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 2
    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 (EDT)
    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 2
    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 (EDT)
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 6
                                  
      

    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 (EDT)
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 2
                                  
      

    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 (EDT)
    • 31 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 4
                                  
      

    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 (EDT)
    • 31 Jul 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 5
                                  
      

    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 (EDT)
    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 3
                                  
      

    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 (EDT)
    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 6
                                  
      

    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 (EDT)
    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 7
                                  
      

    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 (EDT)
    • 21 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 4
                                  
      

    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 (EDT)
    • 28 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 1
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    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 (EDT)
    • 03 Sep 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 1
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    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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