application Deadline July 18 for first session and July 25 for second session

Tanglewood offers full scholarship opportunity for youth to attend summer camp or explore Appalachian Trail

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:00pm

LINCOLNVILLE — University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood is currently accepting scholarship applications for youth in grades 6-8 to attend overnight summer camp for a week or a week-long Appalachian Trail trip. Session dates are July 21-26 or July 28-August 2. In addition to a full scholarship to camp, this Maine Department of Education funded grant also reimburses families for mileage to and from camp.

During the overnight summer camp session, youth will hike in Camden Hills State Park, canoe, spend time on the archery range, meet with Maine Guides and climate scientists and explore the seashore. Campers have free choice electives in the afternoon and recreation time each day. Evenings feature traditional activities such as capture the flag, scavenger hunts and campfires.

Youth who attend the Appalachian Trail trip will spend 4 days along Maine’s section of the famed hiking trail learning about lightweight backpacking and the Leave No Trace philosophy. The experience includes personal and group challenges, great views and lots of fun. Participants learn what it means to carry everything needed to eat, sleep and hike for multiple days and have the opportunity to meet AT through-hikers on their way to Katahdin or Georgia.

At Tanglewood, youth engage in hands-on learning experiences while exploring the local woods and waterways. Camping staff use music, visual arts, ecology and STEM activities to help youth make connections to Maine’s long heritage of outdoor recreation. The camp emphasizes community living, respect for all and healthy relationships, encouraging youth to be themselves, learn from those around them, and make good decisions.

To apply for the scholarship, visit the program webpage. Deadline for applications is Thursday, July 18 for the first session and Thursday, July 25 for the second session. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jessica Decke at 207.789.5968 or


University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension seeks to build thriving communities and help grow the food-based economy. Extension also leads Maine’s 4-H program, the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in the state. 4-H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing and are developed to fit a variety of backgrounds, interests, budgets and schedules. Participants complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement in a positive environment where they are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.


Funding Notice: The American Rescue Plan Act GEER, Reverted EANS Funding received from the USDOE supports the implementation of this project. The project has an award totaling $6.6 million dollars of which 100% is federally funded and directly attributed to project implementation. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by the USDOE or the U.S. Government.