Overview

For over 130 years, Trail Blazers' outdoor adventures and leadership programs have been an opportunity to unplug from technology and challenge yourself! 1000 acres of pristine forest await for backpacking, canoeing, biking, rock climbing, and more! #adventureawaits #130yearsandcounting

Have you ever slept in a tepee?

Can you build a campfire?

Do you know know to read an actual paper map, not the GoogleMaps app on your phone?

Get ready to challenge yourself on the adventure of the summer! Leave the phones at home and unplug with Trail Blazers. Our overnight camp programs take place on our 1000-acre forested site in Sussex County, NJ. Transportation from NYC and NJ is included. More details on our programs below:

ADVENTURE CAMP (two-week program) You will build outdoor survival skills, swim and fish in Lake Mashipacong, learn environmental science basics, and make new friends. The highlight is the Vagabond, a multi-night backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail or Delaware River. Specialty camps include the biking, rock climbing, canoeing, and farmstead intensives. Learn more at trailblazers.org/overnight.

LEADERS IN TRAINING (four-week program) You'll spend your month focusing on our four modules: Personal Growth, Leadership Development, Community Service, and Environmental Stewardship. There will also be a multi-day Vagabond backpacking trip. Learn more at trailblazers.org/leadership.

Be sure to visit our website to see photos of the rustic camp site where you will be staying and read more about our program. Your tent awaits, be sure to register soon while spots are still available. Scholarships are available. If you need any assistance or have any questions about the program that are not answered on our website, contact registration@trailblazers.org or 212-529-5113. Trail Blazers is accredited by the American Camp Association.

Cost and Session Information

Trail Blazers Overnight Camp is for campers ages 7 through 15, with our 4-week Leaders in Training program open to current high school students ages 14 through 17. Pricing is based on family income.

  • Session 1: June 30 – July 12
  • Session 2: July 14 – July 26
  • Session 3: July 28 – August 9
  • Session 4: August 12 – August 23
  • Leaders in Training Session 1: June 30 – July 12
  • Leaders in Training Session 2: July 28 – August 23

Transportation from Brooklyn (NY), and Newark, Elizabeth, and Paterson (NJ) is included for no additional fee.

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