Tanglewood Overnight Camps, ages 8-14

Summer camp is a unique and special place: from making friends to learning skills, each day is filled with new possibilities. Our overnight camps are “unplugged”, to help campers experience friendships, and outdoor discovery, develop their self-confidence and feel a sense of belonging. We aim to create a sense of community at camp that fosters creativity and respect.

A typical day offers a lot of choices at camp. From family-style meals (with lots of different freshly-prepared things to try) to different activities each day, and week-long focus programs. There are usually about 5-morning focus options, covering everything from creative arts, gardening and cooking, outdoors skills, nature and ecology, engineering design, and archery. 

Campers enjoy hikes, pond study, court and field sports, swimming, creative art projects, cultural activities, 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, and just hanging out with friends.

Creative evening programs include the entire camp community, culminating with a big campfire on the last evening of the session.

By bedtime, everyone is ready for a good night’s sleep!

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 creating a skit for a big campfire on the last evening of camp. Cabins are where a lot of long-lasting friendships are made.

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, hike in Camden Hills State Park, or explore our organic garden. There’s just about everything for any kind of person at Tanglewood.

Ages: 8-14                   Cost: $675.00                  FAQ & Packing Lists

Program Dates:  (* indicates the program ends on Thursday!)

Week 1: June 25-30, 2023

Week 2: July 2-7, 2023

Week 3: July 9-14, 2023

Week 4: July 16-20, 2023*

Week 5: July 23-28, 2023

Week 6: July 30-August 4, 2023

Week 7: August 6-11, 2023

Week 8: August 13-17, 2023*