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Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers


What we're all about...

Trail Blazers camp is 1000 beautifully forested acres on Lake Mashipacong in northern New Jersey. Camp features 14 campsites, dozens of activity areas, and a private 55-acre lake. Join us for our classic Outdoor Adventure program, where campers will develop the skills of a true backpacker and learn all about the nature that surrounds them. Or choose one of our specialty programs to hone biking, canoeing, farm & garden, or leadership skills. Whatever path you choose, Trail Blazers is an adventure unlike any other; open to campers of every background and all experience levels.

Our overnight camp program helps your camper develop an appreciation for nature, a collaborative and self-determined spirit, and the ability to set and reach goals for themselves and with a group. Days are filled with small group adventures driven by a schedule that each group tailors to its interests – as such, no two sessions are ever the same. Every day brings your camper opportunities to develop care and respect for themselves, their friends, our community, and the environment.

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Trail Blazers

Christopher Thomasson

(212) 529-5113, x4



Our camp address

Trail Blazers

210 Deckertown Tpke








Age Range:





Rustic Outdoor





What we offer...


Camp is offered in two-week sessions. The session dates are:
June 26 - July 8
July 10 - July 22
July 24 - August 5
August 7 - August 19

Cost & Sessions

Trail Blazers programs are offered on a tiered basis, loosely linked to your family income. Your tier is self-selected during the application process. If the price of the program remains out of reach for your family, even with your tier discount, please feel free to select the next tier level down. Additional scholarship funding is available to families for whom the Tier 1 price remains out of reach for all programs, excluding Mini-Camp and Farmstead. This scholarship can be requested after registration. Our aim is to make summer camp possible for all kids who are excited about Trail Blazers. We look forward to working with you to make this happen!

TIER 1 (Family Income up to $50,000 annually)
TIER 2 ($50K-$75K annually)
TIER 3 ($75K-$100K)
TIER 4 (Above $100K annually)

Mini Camp: $800
Outdoor Adventure: $1800
Canoeing/Biking: $1900
Farmstead: $2600
Leaders in Training: $2400

Transportation is provided from Brooklyn NY, Elizabeth, NJ, and Paterson, NJ.

Camp Q&A

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Can parents visit camp?

How do campers communicate with parents?

Are references available?

What's our policy regarding phones and digital devices?

Is tuition assistance available?

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