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News from Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove
April 2021

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Summer is coming!

We are thrilled to see so many campers signing up for summer adventures! It has been just three weeks since we opened registration and we already have several full programs. 

We are busy hiring staff, planning our programs, and getting our sites ready for your arrival. Please keep an eye on our Health & Safety information page as we will be updating it as the State, CDC, and University of Maine guidelines change.
 

New Program Options

We have added some new options to our summer schedule at Tanglewood this year.

During weeks 1 and 2 we have added new day camp options focusing on Conservation Education and a fourth Leadership Program option.

Conservation Education week is for ages 10-13 and the second is for ages 13-16. Our hands-on instruction offers a unique opportunity to learn conservation education, wildlife tracking, map and compass, archery or firearms safety, hands-on skills, and woods wisdom in a safe and supported environment.

Leadership Development Programs teach you to appreciate nature and how to be a good team member, as well as model how to succeed as a member of a community. Maine’s coastal waters and inland mountains provide perfect settings to learn skills in cooperation, ecology, communication, and living lightly on the land. 
 
If you weren't able to get into a session you wanted, make sure to get on the waiting list!  A lot can happen between now and the start of camp.

Cooking with St. George

This month, the St. George Middle School has been learning to cook over a campfire. One week, the 8th graders worked together to prepare vegetables and start a fire to make vegetable and noodle soup in a dutch oven.

The next week, both the 7th and 8th graders experimented with making apple crisp. Together we have learned that it only takes 10-15 minutes to cook apple crisp over hot coals and not the 55 minutes one recipe suggested! That first batch was particularly crispy!

Stay tuned for more learning adventures!
Try It:   Micro Hike

Imagine you are an ant, slug, beetle, or other small creature. What adventures might you have during your daily wanderings? What places would you like to visit? How might places familiar to you as a human look different if you were a much smaller creature?

Cut a long piece of string - about as long as you are tall. Get down on the ground and create a micro hike trail with your string that represents the path your creature takes as it explores.

Does it look for food, water, and shelter, or does it go on daring adventures? Collect small objects to mark landmarks of interest and place them on interesting points of your micro hike trail.

You might invite others to your micro hike trail and use the small objects you placed to remind you of important landmarks like a water source or a mossy rock that your creature explored. Remember to collect your string when you are finished.

Take a micro hike with Jessica on Facebook.

Check out the Educational Resources page on our website for additional activities you can try at home!

Alumni Memories:

To see alumni memories or submit your own memory, visit the alumni page on our website!

Support Us!

Visit our website to see ways you can support our programs!
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