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A unique partnership between Lefferts Gardens Montessori and Trail Blazers brings the Trail Blazers experience to PLG 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.


Please check out our 2017 dates to the right -- our new and exciting summer themes will be announced soon!

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In collaboration with Lefferts Gardens Montessori, our day camp program helps your camper develop a love for being outdoors while making memories and creating 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. Weekly themes place emphasis on exploring the world around us. At Trail Blazers, we prefer natural crafts, lots of group play and group challenges, team building, natural exploration and, of course, lots and lots of singing – after all, this is summer camp!


PLG Trail Blazers will be staffed with professionals from both Trail Blazers and Lefferts Garden Montessori.

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.



  • Camp structure – groups of around 10 children, 2 group leaders, international staff from all over the world
  • Home base – Prospect Park as well as at Lefferts Gardens Montessori, drop off at the parks edge in a convenient location
  • A new and exciting theme every week
  • Weekly swimming in a local Brooklyn pool, including swim instruction and recreational swim
  • A trip to Trail Blazers' camp property every other week – our 1000 acre forested property in Sussex County, NJ, is the perfect place expand on what we learn in the city
  • 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 our city has to offer
  • Healthy snacks and healthy habits incorporated into each day
  • Optional Family Weekend overnights at camp...dates TBD
  • A mix of international and local staff – Trail Blazers hires from Brooklyn to Australia

  • Local Adventures and Camp Field Trips

    Each theme has a local adventure built into the week, in addition to bi-weekly trips to our 1000 forested acres in Sussex County, NJ (transportation included) to swim in our lake, hike our trails, or cook and have s'mores over an open fire. Parents are welcome to join these camp days.

    Ages, Times and Location

    PLG TRAIL BLAZERS is for children in Pre-K through Grade 5. Campers are placed with children of a similar age in a coed group.

    Camp starts each day at 8am (drop off between 8 and 8.30) and ends at 4pm. Extended hours from 4.00 until 6.30 are available .

    There are 8 weeks of programming. Each week, your child may choose to attend 2 days (Tuesday and Thursday), 3 days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) or 5 days.

    PLG TRAIL BLAZERS will take place in Prospect Park and at the LGM building on 526 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, depending on programming. A weekly program will provide details on drop off and pick up in convenient locations.

    Family Weekends

    Our Family Weekend takes place on our breathtaking 1000 acre camp property in Sussex County, NJ. Dates to be determined. This is the perfect opportunity for you and your camper to make memories together sleeping under canvas, fishing in our lake, and exploring our trails.


    Information sessions will be scheduled at our office at 394 Rogers Ave. Dates to be announced in December. Please contact our registration team with questions, at registration@trailblazers.org or (212) 529-5113.

    Feel free to drop by our office if you are in the neighborhood! We will be happy to speak more with you about what Trail Blazers has to offer.

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    WEEK 1: 7/05 - 7/07

    WEEK 2: 7/10 - 7/14

    WEEK 3: 7/17 - 7/21

    WEEK 4: 7/24 - 7/28

    WEEK 5: 7/31 - 8/04

    WEEK 6: 8/07 - 8/11

    WEEK 7: 8/14 - 8/18

    WEEK 8: 8/21 - 8/25

    WEEK 9: 8/28 - 9/01

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

    Click here for the fees description.

    All fields trips are included in the fee, unless otherwise noted in the program.

    Available discounts:

    • Sibling Discount: 5% reduction of the total tuition of each sibling
    • Early Bird Discount: 5% on the total tuition of each participant on weeks/days registered by January 31st
    • Refer-A-Friend Discount: $50 off of your tuition price

    Once you enroll, you will receive an email with detailed instruction on paperwork to complete. To stay enrolled, a minimum of 10% of your balance must be paid. This can be done online or by mail. Please contact us if you have any questions.

    New Families...Welcome!

    To start an application for a brand new Trail Blazer, click below.


    If you have already started your application, or if your child has attended Trail Blazers in the past, sign in here to access your dashboard.