Alumni, Family & Friends Day

Reconnect with your Trail Blazers family
Alumni, Family & Friends Day
When is the last time you visited 210 Deckertown Turnpike?

Once a Trail Blazer, always a Trail Blazer! Whether you camped with us last session or its been 30 years since you last visited, you are always welcome to come back and reconnect. At our Annual Alumni, Family, and Friends Day we’ll spend a day a doing just that. PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: If your camper is in Session 3, there is chance they might not be on site, depending on the activity their smallcamp is scheduled for that day.

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Date and Time

Saturday August 5, 2017

10am-4pm

Please RSVP so that we can have a headcount for lunch, RSVP instructions below!

RSVP & Getting There

This event is FREE! However, please RSVP by August 1 so that we can have a headcount for lunch. If you are taking the Brooklyn bus, we are only asking a $10 contribution per spot to defray the costs of renting the bus.

Driving to Trail Blazers

You can use Google Maps at http://maps.google.com to get driving directions. Our address is 210 Deckertown Turnpike, Montague, NJ 07287. We are between mile markers 4 and 5. Please plan to arrive at 10am and stay till 4pm.

RSVP - OWN TRANSPORTATION

Taking our bus

We are arranging a bus. In order to defray the cost of the bus, we are asking for $10 a spot. Small children are not permitted to ride on your lap, they must have a car seat. As car seats do take up a spot, you must purchase a ticket for them. The bus will leave promptly at 8am from the Trail Blazers office located at 394 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Please note – the ride is approximately 2 hours and the bus will not make any stops in order to arrive at Trail Blazers on time. We will returning to Brooklyn at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic.

RSVP - TBC BUS
Activities

We have a fun day planned. You can:

  • Tour camp and see the smallcamps, the garden, and Lake Mashipacong in person.
  • Test your survival skills at lashing, fire building, and shelter building workshops.
  • Bring your swimsuit: Lake Mashipacong will be open for swimming, boating, and fishing!

Additional activities may be scheduled; please check back at a later time for more details.

Other FAQ's

My camper is in Session 3. Will I see them?

Depending on the activity their smallcamp is scheduled for that day, they might be off-site. If you do see your camper, please be sensitive to the fact this may trigger homesickness in your camper and other campers.

Our Friends of Trail Blazers day is a once-a-summer opportunity for board members, volunteers, alumni, parents, and family to experience our sleepaway camp program in action. It is not intended to be a parent visitation day — that part of the experience is a bonus for campers and parents who happen to be there this session.

My pet loves the outdoors! Can they come?

We love animals at Trail Blazers. However, Trail Blazers already has plenty of wildlife and we prefer your pet stays at home.

I use a wheelchair/walker/crutches to get around. Is the site accessible for mobility impaired persons?

Trail Blazers’ camp site is outdoors and very rustic: with dirt trails, no paved roads, and plenty of hills. This may not be the best environment for those needing wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, strollers, etc.

Can I spend the night?

Camping at Trail Blazers is an amazing experience! However, we are in the middle of running programs and serving our campers is our first priority. Consider joining us for Labor Day Weekend. What better way to wrap the summer than with the cool breeze from Lake Mashipacong! Details here.

What should I bring?

We will be outside in the woods. Please wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Also, ticks are prevalent in the woods. Please wear long pants, long socks, long sleeved shirts, and hats/head coverings. Be sure to use insect repellent. And perhaps a swimsuit and change of clothes if you would like a dip in Lake Mashipacong.

Will there be lunch?

Lunch is on us! There will be vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available. We will do our best to accommodate specific requests with advance notice, if possible, but cannot make guarantees. Please email tcaton@trailblazers.org to indicate dietary restrictions.

What if it rains?

A person once said there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothes! Trail Blazers runs rain or shine. Feel free to wear rain boots and ponchos.

I have another question that is not answered here

Please contact Tiffany at tcaton@trailblazers.org.