Day Camp

At Trail Blazers Day Camp, children can explore and discover the natural world like nowhere else. Our camp has 1100 acres of natural land, with creeks, hiking paths, lakes, ponds, forests and fields—the perfect setting for making new friends and experiencing the summer of a lifetime!

The Day in the Life of a Trail Blazers Day Camper

Our program begins each morning at 9.00 am. The day is packed with survival, wilderness and outdoor activities, encouraging learning, development and physical activity. The program’s goals focus on gaining self-confidence, appreciating and discovering nature and of course having an outstanding time. In addition, Trail Blazers offers award winning academic enrichment as an essential part of the program. In our diverse programs, campers will investigate ponds and streams, go on hikes to discover about trees and animals and the natural world around them. Of course, they will also be swimming, canoeing, riding bikes, nature crafts, and so much more.

Summer 2014 Dates and Themes


WEEK 1; JUNE 23 – 27: HOW TO BE A TRAIL BLAZER

The summer starts with a classic: learning what it takes to be a Trail Blazer. We’ll build fires, ride bikes, go fishing, sing songs, and so much more. Once you’ve discovered what being a Trail Blazer is all about, you’ll want to come back for more!

WEEK 2; JUNE 30 – JULY 4: CAMP CREATIONS

Art and science abound this week! Have you ever made your own crystals...that you can eat? What about the world’s biggest bubble? Now let’s make a masterpiece--what can you use to create different colors – Paint? Glue? Flower petals? This week we will unleash our creativity! ***On Friday, July 4th, there will be a family BBQ at camp.***

WEEK 3; JULY 7 – 11: PROJECT: ADVENTURE

Are you up for adventure? We’ve got a lot of ground to cover on our 1100 acre property! Let’s canoe across Lake Mashipacong, then hop on our bikes and discover the other side of Trail Blazers! With scavenger hunts, relay races, and team challenges on our low ropes course, this week is like no other.

WEEK 4; JULY 14 – 18: TRAIL BLAZER BUILDERS

This week we’ll build things, learning all about the important safety rules to keep in mind when we do. Animal shelters and human shelters will come together, using natural materials that we find. Will we find birds in our birdhouses, or fairies in our fairy houses? Let’s see!

WEEK 5; JULY 21 – 25: MAKING SENSE OF SENSES

Eyes and fingers, nose and ears! This week we will use senses of touch, smell, sound, sight, and even taste to explore the world around us. Every day will focus on a different sense, so open your eyes, breathe deep through your nose, and let’s go!

WEEK 6; JULY 28 – AUGUST 1: SPLISH SPLASH

From building boats that sail on it to observing the animals that live in it, this week will be all about water, water everywhere! Pack a bathing suit – maybe two! – and leave your umbrella at home!

WEEK 7; AUGUST 4 – AUGUST 8: FUN WITH FOOD

Where does our food come from? How does it grow in our gardens, and how does it transform from ingredients into delicious snacks that we put in our belly? Put on your apron, because things might get messy! Bring your imagination and your appetite!

WEEK 8; AUGUST 11 – 15: ANIMAL DETECTIVES

Let’s explore the water, the grass, the rocks, and the trees, and see how many different living creatures call Trail Blazers home. This week we will learn how to be expert observers, how to identify plants and animal tracks, and why “Leave No Trace” is so important. What will we find?

WEEK 9; AUGUST 18 – 22: HELPING HANDS

What does it mean to be a good neighbor and a good friend? This week we will experience the fun of helping others and the good feelings that come from being part of a community. We’ll get our hands dirty in the garden and learn about recycling and helping our environment. We will even plan and do our very own service project at camp!

EVERY THURSDAY:

Trail Blazers at Night – spend the evening with us, enjoying a cookout and a campfire until 9pm!

Tuition and Fees

The cost of camp varies per family, depending on family size and income, as well as the number of days the camper attends per week. We work hard to provide you with an affordable opportunity, through a tiered scale, accommodating each individual family. We do this through an extensive scholarship fund, for which we raise funds each year.

This year we are offering two options: you can pay per day on our 4-TIER schedule as before, or you can buy a month card and use the days on any day you wish in that month. For details, take a look at our Dates and Rates.

We are also listed with NORWESCAP as a child care provider. Please contact your local office to determine whether you are eligible to receive tuition support.

Transport to and from Camp

You may drop off your child at camp each morning and pick up in the afternoon – you’ll be in and out of camp swiftly.

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