what do we believe?
At the forefront of everything we do is our commitment to helping young people develop the skills and values needed to thrive as adults. What we have known to be true through many enjoyable alumni and parent anecdotes, research also confirms: the Trail Blazers approach works.
Success is only possible if we know what we are doing and how we are doing it. Data helps us understand what our true impact is, what is working, and what needs to be improved. Guided by our strategic plan, the five essential questions below provide a yardstick by which to measure our progress, keep us focused as we grow, and—most important—help us keep the promises we make to our campers and their families.
We value diverse, equitable, and inclusive spaces with unencumbered access, where all youth and families know that they belong. Realizing that many learning spaces (schools, camps, extracurricular activities) are segregated by family income or culture, we work to actualize our vision of a space where youth of all backgrounds can come together.
what our alumni say
A mind stretched by a new experience can never return to its original form … I found it to be true every time I attended Trail Blazers.” ~ Alumna, 1945
“What I most treasure are the friendships that I made. The TBC ethos of respect for and enjoyment of the varieties of people and the variety of the natural world inspired me… and was the reason for my return as camper and counselor.” ~ Alumna, 1945