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4-H Camp & Learning Centers at Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove

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Adventure Camping Offered to Military Family Teens

In a joint grant with Cooperative Extension and the Department of Defense, Maine’s 4-H Camps at Tanglewood, Bryant Pond and Blueberry Cove will be offering special adventure trips for teens aged 14-18.

Tanglewood Prepares to Welcome Thousands of Area Children

Come to Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove 4-H Camps on April 30th for our annual Volunteer Work Day and Open House!

Tanglewood Initiates CREW Program

Community Resources for Environmental Wellness, or CREW, is a new sustainability initiative to involve high school students in promoting sustainable lifestyles in their schools and communities.

CREW participants will identify a sustainability need in their community and work to educate and benefit the community through service.  Students gain leadership skills and ecology and sustainability knowledge they will use working with younger students in the planning and completion of a service-learning project.

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Program of the Week – Blueberry Cove Residential Camp

Blueberry Cove Residential Camp

A fun-filled summertime of learning and play…two beaches and salt marshes to explore…rolling blueberry fields and flower filled meadows to frolic in…mud flats to learn and play on…a majestic spruce forest with secret rooms to find…islands to discover…cabins nestled in a mossy, seaside forest for dreamy slumber…misty, magical mornings, exciting, fun filled days, and firefly nights…

Our fleet of rowboats, kayaks, canoes and sailboats, offers campers and staff the chance to experience the joy of “simply messing about in boats.” Baby farm animals and a half-acre, organic vegetable garden give children the opportunity to watch life grow and change right before their eyes.

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Open House & Volunteer Work Day – Saturday, April 30; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

We are having Open Houses and Volunteer Work Days at both Tanglewood in Lincolnville and Blueberry Cove in Tenants Harbor.  Come visit us and get a feel for camp before the summer season starts!

If you can’t make it to the open house, you are still welcome to visit either of our sites any time. Tanglewood in Lincolnville is part of Camden Hills State Park so our trails are open to the public year round for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing.

Spring 2011: Home School Mondays

Participants are given the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of topics such as forest, freshwater and intertidal ecology through hands-on learning. In these innovative programs our instructors weave together exploration, art, puppetry, music and games to create a truly engaging learning experience.

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April Vacation at Blueberry Cove:  April 18-22, 2011

Spend April break relaxing with the rhythms of the tides while digging in the garden, exploring the mudflats, creating artwork and exploring the meadows.

Plenty of adventures are waiting for us, so remember to come prepared!

You can register online.  Contact Patti at 207.789.5868 or with any questions.

Come Sail With Us!

Blueberry Cove – Tenants Harbor:

Day campers ages 9 to 11 can sail with the St George Community Sailing Foundation in the morning and spend afternoons at Blueberry Cove creating, discovering and exploring.  The best of both worlds!

This Monday – Friday, two week program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 11-22.  A shuttle is available from Union, Rockport, Rockland, Thomaston and South Thomaston.  The cost is on a sliding scale of $480 to $580; the shuttle fee is an additional $40 per week.

Islands & Sea Discovery Trips:

Once you have camped on a Maine coast island, you will never be quite the same! Participants will spend their days exploring the bays, coves and islands of the Tenants Harbor area and their nights camping on a coastal island.

This is an advanced level trip, good physical condition is required.  Participants must be able to swim and feel comfortable on the water.

Read more… or register now!

Bridge Day Camp: Too old for Tanglewood’s Day Camp but don’t want to spend the night?

We think summer camp is the best thing ever, and the new Tanglewood Bridge program is designed to give campers a first-hand look into the world of residential camp–without having to spend the night! Campers participate in a Monday-Friday program from 8:30-5:00 PM (3:00 PM on Friday). This program is designed for families who are looking for day camp experiences for older campers.

Read more… or Register now!

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“Best Nature Sites” by Tanglewood Board Member

Waterline Books of Jefferson, Maine, has recently published a natural history guide by Tanglewood Board member Tony Oppersdorff.  Sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Tony and co-author Kyril Schabert will discuss their work at the Camden Public Library on February 22, 2011 at 6:30 P.M.

“Best Nature Sites: Route 1 Corridor, Brunswick to Belfast” features 40 selected locations including Tanglewood. Each site features an introduction and one or more 250 to 1200-word sidebars, as well as several photographs.  Although the project is primarily written by two of us, there are over a dozen other contributers, mostly individuals with specialized knowledge about a particular topic:  marsh recovery, oak galls, invasive plants, birding, mushrooms, dragon flies, to name a few.

With maps drawn by a DeLorme free-lancer and over 200 photographs, this guide is intended for both residents and visitors.  It is our way of inviting individuals and families to get out of the car and smell the many roses within walking distance of Route 1.

You can purchase this on Amazon (Best Nature Sites Maine), through independent bookstores such as the Owl & Turtle, and through several land trusts who will each benefit from the sales… Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Georges River Land Trust, Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, Damariscotta River Association, and others.

If you can’t make the Camden Library presentation on February 22, we are also booked to do similar events by Georges River Land Trust on April 21 and at Merryspring on May 31.

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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Contact Information

4-H Camp & Learning Centers at Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove
One Tanglewood Road
Lincolnville, Maine 04849
Phone: (207) 789-5868E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System