tanglewood nature center and museum

Summer Camp 2019

Camp Director: Brianna Riesbeck 

At this time, we are hiring 4 summer camp staff for the summer of 2019. For more information (position description and application form) please visit our Careers page. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis - Camp Director is encouraging early applications so interviews can be scheduled over winter break! 

Summer camp registration will open January 2019 - we will post on website, facebook, and in weekly email when registration open! 



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. 

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.  

You can email shot records to tanglewoodoffmgr@outlook.com

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

We do not have a fax machine. 

Everything you need to know is in the camp catalog!


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.


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).

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

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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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