September 2017

Work with Us!

TBC has molded me into the person I have always wanted to be but lacked the confidence to become.

We Are Hiring!
Overnight, day camp and after school positions

Many of our staff members describe Trail Blazers as one of the most challenging experiences that they have ever had. Yet the rewards are numerous…you see first hand the impact you can make in the life of a child, and gain skills that are applicable to all areas of your life. Read on to see if Trail Blazers is a good match for you.

Ensuring the health and safety of our campers and kids is our number one priority. We recruit staff from throughout New York City, all across the country, and all around the world who are committed to putting the needs of our campers first, and to incorporating Trail Blazers’ 6 Values into each day.

We hire for three different programs, and have multiple opportunities for cross over to offer our staff. We provide comprehensive training before our programs begin, as well as in-service training opportunities to ensure you are getting feedback, building skills and growing in your capacity as a youth development professional. If you love children, care about the environment, and are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and in your community, you might be a Trail Blazer at heart!

Make a Difference

As a role model, mentor, and leader, you will make a positive difference in the lives of children.

Experience the Environment

Your love for the world around you will grow as you teach and share nature activities with your kids.

Develop Your Skills

Leadership, tenacity, dedication, and teamwork are skills for success you will hone at Trail Blazers.

Your Background

Your academic or work experience relates to our program, giving you knowledge and skill to bring to the team.

Your Interests

Outdoor adventures, hands-on gardening, and community engagement projects are the types of activities that will prepare you for what we do.

Electronics Free Zone

No cell phones, no internet, no video games: we've been unplugged for 130 years, and expect our staff to give 100% of their attention to their camper groups.

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Our Best Staff

Our best staff members:

  • Are 19+ years old
  • Want to make a difference in the lives of children
  • Care about nature and the environment
  • Have previous experience working with kids
  • Take on and succeed at challenging goals
  • Possess high levels of enthusiasm and patience
  • Have obtained, or are pursuing, a degree in
    • early child education
    • environmental/outdoor education
    • sociology/psychology
    • criminal/social justice
    • social work
  • For summer, are enthusiastic about rustic camping
  • For summer, have experience with outdoor adventure-based activities
Apply to UOS After School

Under One Sky is a year-round after school program that inspires urban youth to understand that everything is connected to the environment. We engage children and inspire them to make connections to the world around them through hands-on environmental science lessons, outdoor play and exploration, games and songs, team building and daily reflections.

Our after school staff are mentors and teachers to small groups of 10-12 elementary aged children. Each day, staff facilitate environmental science lessons, engage in conflict resolution and positive behavior management strategies, tailor the program and schedule to meet the needs and interests of the group, encourage children to set and meet personal goals and reflect on personal growth.

We are now actively hiring for the 2017-2018 school year! Click here for a list of our current positions.

To apply for an after school position, please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Bombardier at, along with UOS and the position title in the subject line.

Apply to Overnight Camp

Trail Blazers is tough! Campers are in an environment way different than what they experience at home, and are presented with the opportunity to try new things and take on new challenges each and every day. It’s our job to keep them safe and healthy as we help them set goals, take risks, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Staff arrive on camp at least two weeks before the campers do to participate in training and practice the skills needed to be great in our roles. Our staff is made up of college students, college graduates, aspiring teachers, childcare professionals, outdoor educators, and campers who have grown up at TBC.

We are in full swing hiring for 2017! Below is an abbreviated list of the positions we have available. Click here for a list of summer jobs and a description of each role.

    • Group Leaders (Counselors)
    • Enablers (Head Counselors)
    • Waterfront Staff
    • Program and Area Specialists
    • Operational Support
    • Senior Staff/Directors
Apply to Brooklyn Day Camp

Coming soon!

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