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Trail Blazers' two-week summer adventure program allows campers to unplug and live in a rustic and natural setting. Camp is the perfect place to have eye-opening experiences, make memories, and create friendships that will last a life-time. Programs focus on our six core values – Being a Friend, Being Healthy, Learning to Learn, Self-Growth, Being a Steward, and Learning to Survive.


The decentralized nature of the Trail Blazers program puts the camper in control! Campers experience life in the outdoors by living in teepees and canvas hogans in small 'family' groups of 8 to 10 of their peers, gathering around the fire circle for nightly pow-wows where songs are sung and games are played. The day's activities are tailored to the interests of the group – as such, no two sessions are ever the same! Rustic living conditions, creative and exciting individualized programming, and challenging trail expeditions called Vagabonds are just part of the excitement and challenge that make up the Trail Blazers experience.

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As an ACA accredited camp, 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.


Session 1
Sun June 28th - Fri July 10th

Session 2
Sun July 12th - Fri July 24th

Session 3
Mon July 27th - Sat August 8th

Session 4
Mon August 10th - Sat August 22nd


It is Trail Blazers’ mission to make camp accessible for everyone. We realize that families have different needs and abilities to pay and we want to make sure we are fair to all. Although it costs $1500 per child for two weeks of camp, we offer scholarships at four tuition levels, ranging from $500 to $1500. In addition there is ‘campership’ support available to further reduce cost for you and your family. A registration combo fee of $100 is required from everyone. For details, please download the Fees description.

Daily Excitement and Enrichment

All Trail Blazers participate in a wide variety of outdoor adventure activities such as:

  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming and canoeing in our 55 acre lake
  • Archery
  • Nature crafts
  • Hiking and backpacking
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Fishing
Vagabond: Live the Trail

With new skills and experience, campers prepare for a final expedition on the Appalachian Trail. Often a highlight of the Trail Blazer experience, Vagabond is a 1-4 day trip that provides the perfect chance for campers to use the wilderness and survival skills they have developed as well as test the bonds they have formed with their group members. Through Vagabond, campers achieve a sense of pride and accomplishment and the feeling that they can do anything.

Specialty Programs

Campers age 12 and up have the option of selecting a canoeing or biking intensive program. These campers experience Vagabond on the Delaware River, canoeing from site to site, or in the State Parks that neighbor Trail Blazers, cruising along the trails on their bikes. You will be able to select either the canoeing or the biking intensive program during the application process.


Follow the link to our FAQ Page for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get about Trail Blazers and our summer camp program. Don’t see your question on the list? Contact Molly 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.


Registration for summer 2015 opens in December. Check back here soon!



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394 Rogers Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11225




Summer Office

210 Deckertown Turnpike

Montague, NJ 07827