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

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Tanglewood, Lincolnville - Tanglewood Residential Camp

We don’t think there’s anything quite like time at summer camp: from making friends to learning skills, each day at camp is filled with possibilities. Our traditional overnight camps are “unplugged”, to help campers experience friendships, outdoor discovery; develop their self-confidence and a sense of belonging. We aim to create a sense of community at camp, fostering creativity and mutual respect.

Set in the middle of around 940 acres of state forest, Tanglewood has a lot of natural spaces to explore. The Ducktrap River is great for a refreshing dip (water games too!), we have a nearby canoeing site and often take trips to nearby beaches, hills in the wider Camden Hills State Park or our large organic garden.

Campers stay in cabins with up to 8 other campers of similar age, and two counselors. Cabin groups get to do a lot of things together, including create a skit for a big campfire on the last evening of camp, and are where a lot of long-lasting friendships are made.

It’s your camp experience

We offer a lot of choices at camp. From family-style meals (with lots of different freshly-prepared things to try) to plenty of different activities each day, and week-long focus programs.

The first evening at camp, after dinner, staff present a variety show to help campers choose which focus program they would like to do each morning from 9–12. There are usually about 10 options, covering everything from Creative Arts through to Outdoor Living; Watershed Exploration to Group Challenge; Music and archery. After focus choosing there’s still time for some evening fun…

During the week, daily afternoon “electives” offer many more choices of educational and recreational fun. Campers can enjoy hikes, pond study, court and field sports, swim instruction, creative art projects, cultural activities, woodworking, music, cooking, and…water games! We try to make sure there’s enough variety at each elective period so that everyone can find something they would like to do. There is also plenty of time for swimming, playing field games, or just relaxing with new friends during recreation time. Creative evening programs include the entire camp community, culminating with a big campfire on the last evening of the session.

By bedtime, most campers are ready for a good night’s sleep!

NEW FOR 2014 WEEK 5: Fiber Arts Focus:  Join us for all things fiber! We will be using sheep’s wool, reed, cane, and other materials to weave, knit, and spin our way through the week. You will make your own drop spindle, learn to spin, weave a basket, knit a dishcloth, and work on the Earth Loom.

Session dates, fees and availability

Residential Camps FAQs and Packing List


Our mini-camp is a special three-day camp session giving 8–11 year olds who might not feel ready for a full week away at camp the chance to enjoy the experiences and joys of our residential camp. This unique program features nature exploration, group games, swimming, crafts, exciting evening programs (including a campfire), sleeping in a cabin, making friends and lots of fun!

Mini-Camp FAQs and Packing Lists

The 2-week session

With 12 days and 11 nights of camp to enjoy there’s more time for bigger projects or adventures in focus, and some extra special events and days. While most of the schedule changes each year, you can count on there being a day at the beach, “Tanglewoodstock” (a day-long celebration of the summer) and a cabin night, when your cabin group gets to decide on a fun way to spend the evening.


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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