During our school break programs campers will bundle up and spend time outdoors connecting with nature. Each day offers a new adventure where we’ll learn about our environment, connect with friends – both new and old, learn through hands on activities and games, and of course – PLAY!
Our Brooklyn day programs are based largely out of Prospect Park. Our overnight camp programs are held at our spacious campsite in Northern NJ. Transportation to overnight programs is provided from our Brooklyn office, but you can also choose to provide your own transportation.
Looking for an exciting program where your loved ones will develop valuable life skills, build meaningful relationships and have a ton of fun as they spend their days completely outdoors? Look no further than Trail Blazers.
Our camps are designed around a small group experience. We believe that challenges are essential to a child’s ability to grow and we include team building activities each day. Through these activities, campers learn how to work together, how to problem solve, and in turn build more meaningful relationships with one another.
Each program offers an environmentally focused theme, we’ll learn all about our planet, all the living things it is home to, and how best to take care of it! Campers will engage in hands-on activities focused on developing hard and valuable life skills. We’ll practice basic survival skills, knot-tying, plant and animal identification, and more!
At Trail Blazers we fully embrace the outdoors. Rain or shine, provided it is safe, we will opt outside. We spend our days exploring the beauty of the world around us.
We strive to make camp accessible to everyone! We serve a diverse community of campers and search for staff from all backgrounds that bring unique skills and experiences with them to camp. We believe there is tremendous value in learning to interact with those that are different from us.
One hundred thirty-four years is a long time to perfect the art of youth development. Formal metrics confirm what anecdotal reports have always shown us: building strong social and emotional foundations sets children up for true long-term success.
Every Trail Blazers program is designed with the same five building blocks – research-backed strategies, seamlessly woven into each day’s plan:
This approach – which looks different every day, within every program, and for every group – delivers a uniquely powerful youth development experience.
“Our son is a 100% remote learner, so we can’t tell you how important it was for him to get out and be with other children. In addition to the planned program aspects, so much of what our son reported was the fun the kids made for themselves, and we are so grateful that Trail Blazers makes room for that!”
“I felt so comfortable with the staff and confident that my child was in great hands with them during the day. My daughter couldn’t stop talking about her group leaders and all the friends she made. I’m very happy we found this program!”