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Summer Camp 2022

Our camps are for children that have finished kindergarten through fifth grade only.


This guide includes information on each camp, how to register, what to pack, and more - everything you need to know is in the camp guide! 


Covid-19 Policy: We will be following New York State Health Department Covid-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of summer camp.  We are not requiring campers to have their Covid vaccine.

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 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. REQUEST FOR MEDICAL EXEMPTION TO IMMUNIZATION.docx 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.  We are not requiring campers to have their Covid vaccine.

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 2022, 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 Deanna.   You must fill out application and submit proper documents in order to be considered. Camp Tuition Application.pdf

What does my camper need each day: Campers should bring a lunch, reusable LARGE water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, bug spray, and a smile! (No phones, electronics, or personal toys/games) Campers should dress for the weather, rain or shine, and wear comfortable close-toed shoes. Keep in mind that we will be exploring the woods, meadows, and ponds – clothes will get wet or dirty! Bringing rubber boots, water shoes, or an extra pair of socks and sneakers is a good idea.

Counselor in Training Program: 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 for mentoring. Each CIT commits to a minimum of three weeks over the summer. CIT applications can be found on our website and are due by May 13th to the Camp Co-Director, Maggie Groce (volunteer.tanglewood@gmail.com). Twood_CIT_application_2022.docx





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

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 2
    Register
              


    Forest Forensics (3-5)                             

    June 27th – June 30th    (no camp on Friday!)

    • Play games in the woods that will fine tune your animal senses
    • Explore the creek to find camouflaged creatures and hidden secrets of 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. 

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 4
    Register
       

    Camp Yucky (K-2)                             

    June 27th – June 30th   (no camp on Friday!)

    • Explore the muddy, slimy, oozy, and sometimes yucky side of science
    • Dissect an owl pellet while learning about digestion
    • Meet Tanglewood’s collection of creepy crawlies
    • Learn how to find animals based on animal tracks and scat
    • This camp is ideal for kids who don’t mind getting a little messy and are ready for hands-on nature adventures!


    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. 

    • 05 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 08 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Pinecraft (3-5)

    July 5th – July 8th    (no camp on Monday!) 

    • Learn about outdoor skills inspired form the hit videogame Minecraft
    • Get creative and build you own forts using resources around you
    • Learn basic survival techniques like plant, animal and mineral ID
    • Explore our woods with guided hikes and a campfire at the end of the week
    • This camp is ideal for campers who want to put their videogame skills to the real world

    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. 

    • 05 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 08 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 1
    Register


    Dino Dig (K-2)

    July 5th – July 8th    (no camp on Monday!) 

    • 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 egg to take home
    • This camp is ideal for any dinosaur, animal, 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. 

    • 11 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 4
    Register
                               

    Reptile Round-Up (3-5)

    July11th - July 15th   

    • Get up close and learn more about our reptilian animal ambassadors
    • Flip over logs to find sneaky salamanders and get your feet wet catching frogs and toads in the ponds
    • Perform wacky reptile 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. 

    • 11 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 4
    Register
                              


    Bird Brains (K-2)

    July11th - July 15th   

    • Explore what makes birds the incredible creatures they are
    • Help care for some of Tanglewood’s feathered ambassadors
    • Go bird watching from the treehouse and on the trails
    • Meet our animals, like Hank the Hawk and Sophie the Owl up close
    • This camp is ideal for any kids who wonder about birds and are interested in caring for them!



      
        











      


          


          


              




          

    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. 

    • 18 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Frogs and Fishes (K-2)  

    July 18th – July 22nd    

    • Flip over logs to find sneaky salamanders and get your feet wet catching frogs and fish in the ponds
    • Learn the basics of fishing like casting, knot tying, and baiting a hook
    • Meet Tanglewood’s amphibians and learn about their life cycles
    • This camp is ideal for campers who love being in and learning about nature and don’t mind getting a bit muddy and messy


    • 18 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 3
    Register


    Fishing (3-5)  

    July 18th – July 22nd 

    • Basics of fishing, including casting, knot tying, safety and more
    • Fish in different ponds all over Tanglewood and catch frogs
    •  Learn about and catch the numerous fish species that inhabit NY
    • This camp is ideal for beginning and expert fishers who want to grow 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. 

    • 25 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 29 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist
                               

    Pokemon (3-5)

    July 25th - July 29th

    • Discover Pokémon that are based on real animals, many of which reside in 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!
       
    • 25 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 29 Jul 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Pokemon (K-2)

    July 25th - July 29th

    • Discover Pokémon that are based on real animals, many of which reside in 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!

    • 08 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Aug 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Critter Care (K-2)

    August 8th – August 12th  

    • Learn how we care for over 40 different types of animals at Tanglewood
    • Discover the tricks of training animals with positive reinforcement – working with animals like mammals, birds, and more!
    • Personally meet each major animal group and care for our critters from tooth to toe!
    • This camp is ideal for kids who love animals, want to learn how Tanglewood cares for the animals that call us home, and don’t mind getting a little messy.

    • 08 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Aug 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Animal Pawsibilites (3-5)

    August 8th – August 12th  

    • Discover what amazing opportunities there are to work with animals!
    • Care for some of animals that call Tanglewood home
    • Uncover the basics of animal training when working with animals like birds and mammals
    • Put your skills to the test with practice “X-rays” and pet exams
    • This camp is ideal for kids who want to work with animals when they grow up and are ready for hands-on animal fun!


    • 15 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 6
    Register

    Eco Engineers (3-5)

    August 15th – August 19th   

    • Design and build as we look to nature for inspiration
    • Create and play with simple machines like seed bomb launchers
    •  Learn how nature is used in past and new technology
    •  This camp is ideal for those who like to create from nature around them




            








      


          


          


              




          

    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. 

    • 15 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 2
    Register

    Nature’s Superpowers (K-2)

    August 15th – August 19th   

    • Explore how animal adaptations are nature’s true superpowers
    • Learn about animals that inspired super heroes like Batman and the Wasp
    • Test your super powers during an obstacle course and other challenges
    • Meet super animals like Sophie the Owl and General the Bearded Dragon
    • This camp is ideal for any super hero in training ready to have some hands-on nature fun!


    • 22 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 26 Aug 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Go Wild! (K-5)

    August22nd- August 26th  

    • Go home laughing and grass-stained after a day of playing games
    • Sculpt mud pies and make fossil prints
    • 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

    • 29 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 01 Sep 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Tanglewood Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Forts and Forests (K-5)                  

    August29th  – September 1st    (no camp on Friday!)   

    • 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!

    Forts and Forests (K-5)                  

    August29th  – September 1st    no camp on Friday!)   

    • 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. 

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