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NEXT SESSION IS Wednesday, May 17th 2023 at 7PM
Develop a love for the great outdoors every day, right in your neighborhood. Our day camp program at Morningside Park helps your camper develop an appreciation for the environment while making memories and learning skills to last a lifetime.
Our days are filled with hands-on science experiments, group play and group challenges, team building, nature exploration, art, and lots of singing. More than that, each day your camper will develop their ability to care for themselves, their friends, our community, and the environment.
Our programs are designed around small group experiences. Campers enroll into the same small group for the full summer. We believe that challenges are essential to a child’s ability to grow and include team building activities each day. Through these activities, campers learn how to work together, how to problem solve, and in turn build more meaningful relationships with one another.
why choose us?
Looking for an exciting summer camp where your loved ones will develop valuable life skills, build meaningful relationships and have a ton of fun as they spend their days completely outdoors? Look no further than Trail Blazers.
Many camps are planned down to the second and don’t allow time to wander off course, whereas at Trail Blazers we encourage this curiosity and desire to explore. We are the pioneers of decentralized programming. Each small group develops their own personalized schedule that can be tailored to meet the needs of the group. Happen upon some tadpoles in the park, let’s stop and observe for a bit. Exploration is a great way to learn.
Each week offers an environmentally focused theme, from “Camp ROCKS” to “Call of the Wild.” We’ll learn all about our planet, all the living things it is home to, and how best to take care of it! Campers will engage in hands-on activities focused on developing hard and valuable life skills. We’ll practice basic survival skills, knot-tying, plant and animal identification, and more! At Trail Blazers we fully embrace the outdoors. Rain or shine, provided it is safe, we will opt outside. We spend our days exploring Morningside Park, another nearby park, or engaged in an exciting excursion.
We strive to make camp accessible to everyone! We serve a diverse community of campers and search for staff from all backgrounds that bring unique skills and experiences with them to camp. We believe there is tremendous value in learning to interact with those that are different from us.
Your child’s group will have the same two group leaders each day throughout the summer. We hire local staff, many of whom work for our recess and after school programs during the year, to join our summer team. We have a diverse team of staff from many different backgrounds, but they all share at least one thing in common – they cannot wait to meet your camper!
What Our Parents say
” My son’s camp experience is something he will remember forever. Every single counselor is kind and enthusiastic, and every activity so well planned. As a single parent who struggles to find a work-life balance, I truly do no know how I would manage without Trail Blazers. My son is excited for camp each and everyday, and can’t wait to tell me about his adventures each evening.”
~ Parent, 2020
“Even when it poured unexpectedly, my kid had a great time. He was clearly convinced that being outdoors, even in the rain and wind, was the best — I thought he’d be tired and want to take the bus home, but he walked the whole way! I think Trailblazers helped him build some stamina and resilience!”
~ Parent, 2021