We are preparing to return to after school programming in the fall, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Our after school programs are carefully designed to deliver exciting experiences that help campers grow in their social emotional capacities. Our goal is to offer a strong supplement to the school day, that has your camper excited to return each day.
Due to COVID our programs were re-tooled to focus on play and recreation solely. Our elementary school programs operate as recreation-only programs under the provision in New York State Child Day Care Regulations (Effective April 21, 2021), Section 413.2. These activities are not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.
After School fall registration is open for select schools. Please select visit your schools page or go directly to the registration page.
Please call 212-529-5113 or email email@example.com if you want to discuss options for your school.
School programs, while built on the same principles, are custom designed for each school. Whether traditional after school or smaller learning bubbles, our programs rely heavily on partnerships with families, schools, and neighborhood organizations.
Trail Blazers After School offers holistic and innovative after school programming to elementary school students throughout New York City to promote critical thinking and a sense of wonder for the world around us.
Our four core values – respect for one’s self, respect for others, respect for the community, and respect for the environment – guide all aspects of our program, ensuring that your child is growing and learning in the process of having an amazing time. Our After School program is modeled after 130 years of experience designing exciting summer camp programs. In after school, too, each day is filled with outdoor elements and a schedule determined by the interests of the group. The program differs at each school, as we customize this after school solution centered on environmental exploration and community engagement.
More than ever, our programs will push each of us to connect with our communities on a deeper level and embrace the notion that it truly does take a village to raise a child. Keep scrolling to learn more about the exciting new programs we have to offer and talk to us about Trail Blazers at your school!
One hundred thirty-four years is a long time to perfect the art of youth development. Formal metrics confirm what anecdotal reports have always shown us: building strong social and emotional foundations sets children up for true long-term success.
Every Trail Blazers program is designed with the same five building blocks – research-backed strategies, seamlessly woven into each day’s plan:
This approach – which looks different every day, within every program, and for every group – delivers a uniquely powerful youth development experience.
“We love Trail Blazers because they spend time getting to know the children. I’ve seen counselors playing with the children, which changes how they respond and makes them excited for after school. Thank you for loving my son and being a part of our family for the last 3 years!” ~ Parent, 2020
“Trail Blazers has a great afterschool program and I feel safe sending my child here. Also my son loves the outdoors now even more and is learning new and exciting things about nature I am so happy about that, go Trail Blazers.” ~ Parent, 2020