From blazing summer sunsets and gorgeous fall foliage vistas, to breathtaking harbor views and pristine snow-covered ski trails, the 4-H Camp & Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove offer a variety of amazing natural experiences and memorable vistas to adventurous Lincolnville visitors.
Situated in a rugged 940-acre forested section of Camden Hills State Park on the Ducktrap River, the 4-H Camp & Learning Centers at Tanglewood & Blueberry Cove offer some amazing outdoor activities. The University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension outreach program and its 4-H activities at Tanglewood & Blueberry cove “are designed to get youth and adults outside, connecting to the natural world.” Maine Extension formed 4-H Earth Connections in the mid-1980s. Today, 4-H (Head, Hands, Heart and Health) has over 6.5M members aged 5–19 and with thousands of staff and volunteer members in the United States.
Originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Tanglewood has 47 rustic buildings, a swimming area, pond, playing field, and an extensive 7-mile network of trails. There is also access to a canoeing site and an organic garden. Tanglewood offers day and night summer camps, a teen leadership program, and an adventure trips program. There are also a variety of camps and school programs during the spring, fall, and winter.
Visitors are invited to explore the Tanglewood Forest trails within Camden Hills State Park [link to Camden Hills article] year-round. However, Tanglewood requests that visitors refrain from entering the camp village area during the months of June though September.
Blueberry Cove is located in the town of St. George, situated on a hilltop overlooking the stunning Tenants Harbor. Before Tanglewood acquired this spot in 2005, it had been a private summer camp since 1949. Blueberry Cove is home to 1,400 feet of protected beach and salt marsh, a dock, garden site, spruce forest and a meadow. Visitors to Blueberry Cove can enjoy sailing programs, summer camps, and garden-based educational programs in the spring through the fall.
Blueberry Cove is a perfect venue for a rustic Maine wedding [Link to wedding article] meeting, or team building event. Meeting spaces include an indoor space and that serves as both a dining hall and large meeting space and includes bathroom facilities. There are additional smaller meeting or breakout spaces. Living accommodations include 10 cabins with a total capacity of 56. Five cabins have electricity, and one of these also includes its own shower/bathroom facilities. The site has a fully-furnished kitchen adjoining the dining hall.
The facility encourages community and environmental organizations to rent meeting space at the camp. Call them directly for more information or to secure a reservation for your special event.
If you are planning a longer stay to Lincolnville, this is a great opportunity to enroll your child in one of the many educational – and very fun – offerings at Tanglewood or Blueberry Cove. Their website is filled with information on specific courses (with corresponding age groups) and available dates and schedules. Since these small classes fill up very quickly, be sure to book a spot for your child as soon as you finalize your vacation dates!
One Tanglewood Road
Lincolnville, Maine 04849