Introducing an exciting SEL and Outdoor Adventure program with a focus on Climate Change, Emotional Resilience and Activism.
Hosted at the world renowned New Jersey School of Conservation.
Interested in learning more about Trail Blazers at NJSOC?
Join us for a virtual info session (Zoom) – click the link to rsvp.
Hey future change-makers!
Join us for an unforgettable summer camp experience!
Enjoy outdoor adventures, learn about your part in the fight against climate change and connect with like-minded teens in nature.
Register now to make an IMPACT:
Inspire: Spark your passions for the natural world and to take action to protect it.
Motivate: Get motivated to take an active role in addressing climate change.
Protect: Learn about the importance of protecting our environment and what happens when it’s out of balance.
Adapt: Learn how to adapt to change and become more resilient in the face of environmental challenges.
Cultivate: Cultivate a love for nature and appreciate and care for the natural world and your local community
Transform: Empower yourself to become an agent of change who can transform the world for the better.
Want to take part in something WORLD CHANGING this summer? Welcome to Camp: IMPACT, a Trail Blazers program hosted at NJSOC!
Learning about climate change and the way it impacts our daily lives is critical for the future of our planet and working together is the secret to making a greener tomorrow and building a more sustainable world. As a future leader, you have a unique perspective and can bring new ideas and energy to the fight against climate change – and we want to hear them!
Throughout this week long program you will learn how to be an active participant in caring for our environment and explore the importance of living sustainably and what small changes you can start making today for a healthier tomorrow.
Now – taking care of the planet sounds like a big responsibility, and it is, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it FUN!
Whether its a fulfilling hike or a short stroll, we’ll explore the trails together and appreciate the natural environment upclose.
We’ll share guided nature walks and environmental education lessons with our friends at the NJSOC and each day will be made up of a wide variety of fun outdoor adventure challenges and community projects.
You’ll learn about amazing young activists and the impacts they have had on their local and global communities and in addition to becoming your own influencer of change, you’ll also get to enjoy traditional camp skills like archery, boating and fishing. You’ll learn how to safely build a fire, put up a tent, take an Overnight hike and much, much more, all while making amazing new friends!
Register now to be part of the solution!
Trail Blazers began its days in 1887. One hundred thirty-seven years is a long time to perfect the art of youth development!
We believe that building strong social and emotional foundations sets teens up for true long-term success.
SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) is all about developing skills that help us understand and manage our emotions, communicate effectively with others, build positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
There are many reasons why SEL is relevant and interesting to teens – It plays a part in EVERYTHING you do!
You become a better problem solver, are helped to find your voice, begin to relate more easily to others and start to develop your leadership skills.
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, delivers a uniquely powerful youth development experience.