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MONTAGUE DAY CAMP

At Trail Blazers, children have the chance explore and discover the natural world like nowhere else. Each week of the summer brings with it a unique theme, influencing the crafts and activities that fill the day. Our camp has 1000 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!


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TRAIL BLAZERS DAY CAMPER




Our days are packed with survival, wilderness and outdoor activities, encouraging cooperative learning, camper-driven exploration and physical activity. Through all of this, we focus on our six core values – Being a Friend, Being Healthy, Learning to Learn, Self-Growth, Being a Steward, and Learning to Survive – all while having an outstanding time.

Lunch is brought from home. Trail Blazers provides snacks each day.

At Trail Blazers, every day brings a new adventure! Activities include swimming, canoeing, archery, nature crafts, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and getting our hands dirty while exploring the outdoors.


EXPERT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL STAFF




Trail Blazer Camps are American Camp Association accredited: all staff are trained professionals in their area of expertise. Trail Blazers certifies American Red Cross Life Guards and recruits staff from all over the country and the world who have a passion for working with youth in the outdoors. Each staff member undergoes an intensive interview and reference check. Before children arrive, staff complete a thorough training, covering all aspects of the Trail Blazers program, to prepare for the important job of looking after your child’s physical and emotional safety.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Camp structure – groups of around 10 children, 2 group leaders, international staff from all over the world
  • 1000 acres of beautiful camp property to explore
  • A new and exciting theme every week
  • Swimming and water activities in our 55 acre lake, led by American Red Cross certified life guards
  • Healthy snacks and healthy habits incorporated into each day
  • A mix of international and local staff – Trail Blazers hires from Brooklyn to Australia
  • AGES, TIMES, AND LOCATIONS

    Montague Day Camp is for children in K through Grade 7. Campers spend time in small, co-ed, family-like groups.

    Camp starts each day at 9am (drop off between 9 and 9:30) and ends at 4pm. Extended hours from 4:00 until 6.00 are available for an additional fee.

    There are 9 weeks of programming. Each week, your child may choose to attend 2 days (Tuesday and Thursday), 3 days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) or 5 days. ***Please note that while you will be asked to select specific days during the registration process, we are able to be flexible with your scheduling needs during the summer.***


    QUESTIONS?

    Contact Molly McCue, Camp Director, at mmccue@trailblazers.org, or 212-929.7105.

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    WEEK 1: 6/27 – 7/1

    HOW TO BE A TRAIL BLAZER

    From traditions, songs, games, and leadership skills, what we learn will last a lifetime. This introduction week offers a little bit of everything.

    WEEK 2: 7/05 - 7/08

    OUTDOOR EXPLORER

    Crouch low and discover the world beneath your feet. Look high and notice what creatures are playing in the trees. This week, we learn about the great outdoors!

    WEEK 3: 7/11 - 7/15

    BRAVE BUILDERS

    Our brave builders will be working together on small boats, birdhouses, and even teepees that we can use for shelter.

    WEEK 4: 7/18 - 7/22

    THE BEST MESS

    Let’s forget about our brushes and make art with our hands. Bring out the rain boots and play in the mud. Who knew getting all dirty can be so fun?

    WEEK 5: 7/25 - 7/29

    CREATURES OF THE SEA

    Let us put on our imaginary scuba suits and dive in to the deepest parts of the sea to learn about the different kinds of animals that live in water.

    WEEK 6: 8/01 - 8/05

    WILD AND WONDERFUL WEATHER

    Sometimes the day is bright and sunny, when all of a sudden the skies open up and start pouring…and then you see a rainbow! Let's find out why.

    WEEK 7: 8/08 - 8/12

    SURVIVOR

    We will explore the ways life adapts to its environment – the qualities, skills and tricks that ensure survival.

    WEEK 8: 8/15 - 8/19

    YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

    Where does our food come from? How does it grow in our gardens, and how does it transform from ingredients into delicious snacks?

    WEEK 9: 8/22 - 8/26

    MIGHTY MOVERS

    Let us move our feet and body to the sound of drums, let us get our heart racing with an obstacle course. This is a week full of moving and shaking!

    Understanding that every family's financial situation is different, Montague Day Camp is offered at four tier levels based on household income .

    Click here for the fees description.


    New Families...Welcome!

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    Year-Round Office

    394 Rogers Avenue

    Brooklyn, NY 11225

    p:212-529-5113

    f:718-462-0597

    e: info@trailblazers.org
     
     

    Summer Office

    210 Deckertown Turnpike

    Montague, NJ 07827

    p:973-875-4116