Maine Military Adventure Camps
Welcome to Maine Military Adventure Camps
at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove
These programs are being offered to children of military families through a special grant program. It is the intent of the Department of Defense sponsored High Adventure Camps, to provide quality outdoor experiences for teens of Service Members in the active, reserve and guard components. Specific questions regarding eligibility should be made to the Tanglewood office at (207) 789-5868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs are designed to build self-esteem, trust, teamwork, friendships, and appreciation of nature through outdoor adventures. Camps are led by staff of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Centers and key outdoor education and adventure partners.
- to promote leadership and team building among participants
- to promote sustainable outdoor education and conservation
- to encourage a connection to our natural resources and support healthy outdoor experiences
How will this camp advance the state/national Military Adventure Camp goals?
The Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove 4-H Camps will work in partnership with 4-H Military liaisons to meet the needs of youth who have deployed parents in active service, or who will deploy. Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove will support these youth through team leadership experiences and connection to others for support and encouragement.
What life skills will be targeted? How will these skills support military youth through deployment?
The 4-H Targeting Life Skills and 4-H Earth Connections programs are the focus of Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove’s environmental leadership and experiential programs. Emphasis is on leadership skills, building communication, listening skills, conflict resolution, and trust building. These skills help young people to learn and grow within a safe and supportive environment.
What curriculum will be used to support or teach the development of the targeted life skills?
Tanglewood 4-H focuses its team building and life skills programs on the following:
- 4-H Targeting Life Skills
- S.M.A.R.T. Goals
- 4-H Earth Connections
What OMK core elements will be incorporated into this camp?
- Team building and appreciation for differences
- Promote understanding of others
- Team survival and life skills
- Group process and goal setting
- Teen and family life skills
- Partnerships with all military branches and OMK