School Trips

Is your Class Ready?


Trail Blazers is located just 90 minutes from New York City in Sussex County, NJ. 


Our 1000 forested acres, including 55-acre Lake Mashipacong and a high and low-ropes course, are the perfect setting for a fun-filled and educational experience for school trips, youth-team building retreats, picnics, campouts, birthday parties, and environmental education workshops.


We welcome schools, churches, youth development groups, and nonprofit organizations full days, weekends, and week-long stays.

What to Expect

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 students are growing and learning in the process of having an amazing time. Everything we do is modeled after 130 years of experience designing exciting summer camp programs. 


Our trips are custom designed for each school and we will work together to design the perfect day for your group. We are a rain or shine program – there is no such thing as bad weather, right? Our programs are designed to promote critical thinking and a sense of wonder for the world around us, and are aligned with Common Core Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Your trip will be centered on outdoor activities, and environmental science, with any additional preferences built in. We can run the entire day for you, or can build in for your staff to lead portions of the day. 


More than ever, our programs 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. We offer day trips and overnight trips for your school, read on for more details on each.

What Our Parents Say


“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

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