Conservation Camp, Ages 10-14

campers learn how to use a compassOffered in partnership with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Tanglewood’s Conservation Camps are an exciting approach to woods safety in a specially designed setting with a focus on ethical target sports practice. What better way to learn how to move through the woods like a fox, than at camp?

Our hands-on instruction offers a unique opportunity to learn conservation education, wildlife tracking, map and compass, archery safety, outdoor skills, and woods wisdom in a safe and supported environment. All programs include an opportunity to learn how to canoe and practice canoeing skills while also enjoying all the traditional camp activities Tanglewood is known for. Each successful participant will earn their Maine Hunter Safety Certificate in one or two skill sets, honored in all 50 states, and good for life.

Maine residents who are first-time participants may be eligible for a one-time $300 scholarship funded by the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. If you believe you will qualify for the scholarship, pay the deposit only during registration. The scholarship will be added to your account when we have confirmed your eligibility.

In cooperation with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Ages: 10-14                   Cost: $675.00                  FAQ & Packing Lists

Hunter Safety-Archery Program Dates:

Week 5: July 23-28, 2023
[Register for Tanglewood Overnight Week 5 and choose Hunter Safety as the activity option]

campers practice archeryBecause the University of Maine defines archery equipment like weapons and has a strict weapons policy for the safety of all, and for liability and insurance reasons, camp program participants are asked not to bring their personal shooting sports equipment to Tanglewood 4-H Camp & Learning Center without prior authorization from the Director or the Maine 4-H Shooting Sports Program Coordinator. The 4-H Shooting Sports instruction team at Tanglewood is very familiar with the wide variety of equipment and competently provides complete instruction in the shooting sports discipline programs that we offer.