Trail Blazers is an award-winning youth development organization that, for 125 years, has touched the lives of thousands of young people from New York and New Jersey. Each summer, over 400 children attend Trail Blazers’ core program, the Outdoor Experiential Education Adventure, a unique sleep away and day camp program. Since 1887, Trail Blazers has sponsored thousands of children to take part in these outdoor adventures where learning happens experientially — by living and playing together, and experiencing the challenges and opportunities the natural environment offers. Today, Trail Blazers remains the second oldest summer program in existence in the United States, and the first to offer environmental education.
Trail Blazers’ program approach has been developed over the course of 125 years. We believe that being in groups and being deeply involved in your own experience is the best way to learn and grow. We facilitate this process by using nature: our 1000 acres of beautiful, untouched land and lake remove the distractions of modern life and is a place to connect to both the natural world and oneself. The learning and growth process is further developed through a range of non-competitive activities, group-oriented focus, and the individual’s input in creating their own experience. This approach establishes a program that is unique and personal to each participant and offers opportunities for personal growth and educational development.To learn about the results of this unique approach visit our results page.
153 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
210 Deckertown Turnpike
Montague, NJ 07827