tanglewood nature center and museum


Summer Camp 2021

Summer Camp Catalog 2021 (PDF)

Meet your camp counselors for this summer! 

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!

There are only a handful of spots left in our 2021 summer camp programs. If you are looking for other opportunities when Tanglewood camps are full, please check out these offerings in the Summer of Innovation and this catalog for local camps

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 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

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

    August 16th - August 20th 

    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. 

    • 16 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 20 Aug 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
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    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
    • 0
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    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
    • 0
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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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