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Trail Blazers
Montague Township, New Jersey

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210 Deckertown Turnpike
Montague Township, New Jersey 07827

394 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Year-round programming available.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers. All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our 2-week overnight camp program takes place on our beautiful 1,000 acre forested property in Sussex County, NJ, and focuses on connecting youth with the environment and the world around them. Campers bike our trails, canoe and fish in our lake, sleep in rustic canvas shelters, cook over a campfire, and take off on overnight adventure expeditions. We also have a 4-week Leaders in Training program open to current high school students.

PLG Brooklyn Day Camp takes place in Prospect Park and the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. Families can choose the days that fit their scheduling needs. Day campers learn about nature and the environment through engaging themes and exciting outdoor activities and weekly trips.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Though Trail Blazers is not a special needs camp, we are able to accommodate a wide range of special needs. Let's schedule a time to learn more about each other, and see if Trail Blazers and your child would be a good fit.

Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Academics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Archery, Canoeing, Environmental Education, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Gardening, Orienteering, Literacy, Animal Husbandry.

TOP NEW JERSEY RESIDENT CAMP: Trail Blazers is a Top Resident Summer Camp located in Montague Township New Jersey offering many fun and enriching Resident and other camp programs. Trail Blazers also offers CIT/LIT and/or Teen Leadership Opportunities, too.

CAMP LOCATION: Trail Blazers' sleep away camp property is located in Montague, New Jersey, about five miles east of the Pennsylvania border. The camp is situated between High Point State Park and Stokes State Forest, close to the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware River.

Trail Blazers' day camp program based in beautiful Prospect Park, with three different drop off/pick up points available in Brooklyn. This program is heavily play-focused, with field trips around the city and day trips to our overnight camp included.

CAMP FACILITIES: Overnight campers experience life in the outdoors by living in teepees and canvas hogans in family-like small camps of 8 to 10 peers. Every small camp is equipped with canvas shelters housing up to 4 campers, running water for drinking and washing, a non-flushing latrine, and a fire circle for nightly pow wows, songs, and games. There are two centrally-located shower houses for daily hot showers, and a dining hall where breakfast and dinner are served family style.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We believe that going outside is the best way for young people to grow within. That belief has been central for 130 years of helping young people develop the values and skills essential for productive citizenship.

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.

As an ACA accredited camp, we insure that all staff are trained professionals in their area. We certify American Red Cross Life Guards and recruit staff from all over the country and the world with a passion for youth development and the outdoors. Each staff member undergoes a skill screening, intensive interview, reference check, and background check. Staff also complete a two-week pre-camp training course covering all aspects of the Trail Blazers program to prepare for the important job of looking after your child's physical and emotional safety.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The Leader-in-Training program at Trail Blazers is designed for current high school students who wish to develop leadership skills through active participation in different aspects of the Trail Blazers Sleep Away program. Our Leaders in Training develop problem-solving skills, teamwork, and environmental consciousness as they learn how to manage the responsibility that comes with being a role model at camp. A separate application is required for participation in this program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Part of Trail Blazers' mission is to make camp affordable and accessible to all. As a not-for-profit, we offer extensive scholarship and financial aid. Camp tuition is based on a tier system that takes into account household income and personal circumstances.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Trail Blazers offers a variety of year round workshops and programming for youth of all ages in the five boroughs of New York City. We also offer overnight camp programs during winter and spring holidays. Additionally, Trail Blazers runs a number of after school programs in Brooklyn elementary schools. Please contact us for more information.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Specialty programs include Mountain Biking Intensive, Canoeing Intensive, Rock Climbing Camp, and a 4-week Leaders in Training program. More information is available on our website.

Understanding that every family's financial situation is different, Trail Blazers sleep away camp programs are offered at four tier levels based on household income.

All tier tuition levels include a scholarship reduction, with additional scholarship funding available upon request.

Session 1: July 1 - July 13
Session 2: July 15 - July 27
Session 3: July 29 - August 10
Session 4: August 12 - August 24

Session 1: July 1 - July 27
Session 2: July 29 - August 24

Week 1: July 1 - July 6
Week 2: July 9 - July 13
Week 3: July 16 - July 20
Week 4: July 23 - July 27
Week 5: July 30 - August 3
Week 6: August 6 - August 10
Week 7: August 13 - August 17
Week 8: August 20 - August 24
Week 9: August 27 - August 31

We are always looking for dedicated, creative people to join our summer staff. Decentralized programming means you're in control -- if you are ready for one of the most challenging, rewarding experiences of your life, please visit our website and click on "jobs".

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