While we believe that our programs should be fun, people are often surprised when we say that fun is not our main goal. Instead, every aspect of our program is geared toward our mission – to develop the character and impact the personal growth of our participants. Of course, there is plenty of fun along the way! Trail Blazers was a founding program in experiential and outdoor education and continues to build on these foundations. Our programs and activities emphasizes a respect for nature and offers opportunities for connecting with our stunning natural environment.
Each summer, children from the tri-state area come to Trail Blazers for a unique adventure experience, engaging in activities that build outdoor survival skills, increase environmental awareness, and promote self-confidence, empathy, peaceful conflict resolution, teamwork/collaboration, and a love of learning.
Trail Blazers’ programs emphasize a personal connection with the natural environment. Program participants come to understand the “environment” includes everywhere we live, work, and learn, rather than some place we get away to. In partnership with the Nature Conservancy in New Jersey, we offer custom programs in the form of day and overnight trips throughout the year.
With 1,100 acres of pristine land, Trail Blazers welcomes groups and individuals who are seeking a unique event center to take advantage of our site. We have hosted retreats, conferences, reunions, picnics, weddings, camp outs, environmental education workshops, and team-building and personality development activities to many satisfied guests. Additionally we offer the Vagabond Expedition, Trail Blazers’ specialty survival program, for adults.