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Our expert staff from all over the world are bringing the Trail Blazer experience to Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn, NY! Since 1887, our programs have helped youth connect and engage with their surroundings, guiding them as they touch, smell, taste, and otherwise experience all that the environment has to offer. Our full Brooklyn Day Camp offering will be listed within the next 2 weeks. If you would like to be notified when the information is available, please email Interested in trying us out? Attend our winter camp during the school winter break. Find out more right here.


In collaboration with Lefferts Garden Montessori, our day camp program helps your camper make memories and create friendships that last a lifetime. This is not your ordinary day camp – everything we do is centered around the outdoors, unplugging ourselves from our screens (no ipads here!) and connecting to our surroundings. Sample themes include “Survivor!” (Observing and studying wildlife, orienteering and map making, learning about wild edibles, going on hikes and zoo visits, and answering the question: What does it take to live in the city – for plants, for animals, for you?) and “Making Waves!” (Building boats, learning to fish, exploring pond ecosystems, learning how to swim, and asking ourselves: How do we live and around water?) At Trail Blazers, we prefer natural crafts, lots of group play and group challenges, teambuilding, natural exploration and, of course, lots and lots of singing – this is summer camp!


Trail Blazers sleep away and Montague Day camp are ACA accredited, so we insure that all staff are trained professionals in their area. We certify American Red Cross Life Guards and recruit staff from all over the country and the world with a passion and excitement for working with youth development 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.


Camp structure – groups of 10 children or less, 2 group leaders, international staff from all over the world
Home base – Prospect Park as well as at Lefferts Garden Montessori, drop off at the parks edge in convenient locations
Three 2-week themes – fun rooted in solid contents…learning does not stop during the summer!
Weekly Trail Blazers visit – our 1000 acre forested property in Sussex County, NJ, is the perfect place to dive into our exciting themes
Swimming and water activities – including in our 55 acre lake, led by American Red Cross certified life guards
Weekly local trips – from Zoos to swimming to rock climbing, we’ll explore what Brooklyn has to offer
Healthy snacks and healthy habits incorporated into each day Optional Family Weekend overnight at camp to close each theme
A mix of international and domestic staff – Trail Blazers hires from Brooklyn to Australia

Local Adventures and Camp Trips

Each theme has one local adventure built in each week, in addition to a weekly trip up to our 1000 forested acres in Sussex County, NJ (transportation included) to swim in our lake, hike our trails, or cook over an open fire. Parents are welcome to join these camp days (extra charge applies).

2015 Dates and Themes

For children ages 4-12
Options available for 2, 3 and 5 days
Our full offering will be available by the end of February.

Family Weekends

Throughout the summer we will offer Family Weekends up at camp, for you and your camper to make memories together sleeping under canvas, fishing in our lake, and exploring our trails.


Contact Molly at or (212) 929-7105. She will be happy to speak more with you about what Trail Blazers summer camp has to offer or stop by at our office.

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Please check back by the end of February

Please check back by the end of February.

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Year-Round Office

394 Rogers Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11225




Summer Office

210 Deckertown Turnpike

Montague, NJ 07827