Overnight Camp

ADVENTURE AWAITS!

Take on the challenge of primitive living, outdoor skill building, and exciting trip and trail expeditions.

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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JANUARY 8th, 394 Rogers Ave, 7pm

Trail Blazers is located on 1000 beautifully forested acres, complete with 14 campsites, dozens of activity areas, and a private 55 acre lake. Choose one of our specialty programs to hone biking, canoeing, rock climbing, farm and garden, or leadership skills. Or, join us in our classic Outdoor Adventure program to develop the skills of a true backpacker. This is an adventure like no other, open to campers of every background and all experience levels

Canvas Tents Instead of Cabins

Trail Blazers offers campers an immersive experience in nature, which includes where we live and sleep. The challenge and simplicity of teepees and tents, of mosquito nets and latrines, is one thing we love most about our program.

A Small Group Experience

Though many kids will be at Trail Blazers each session, your camper will live in a smallcamp group with just 7 - 9 other campers. Along with their group leaders (who come from all over the world!), they'll plan their programs and days based on their interests.

Opportunity for Skill Mastery

Your camper will learn and develop hands-on skills that relate to their program selection, and be given opportunities to share their skills and talents with friends in their smallcamp group and camp at large.

Vagabonds: Exciting Trail Expeditions

This is a TBC highlight: a multi-day travel adventure or hiking and camping trip, determined by the program you select. Vagabond is your child's opportunity to put their newly acquired outdoor skills to the test while developing their communication, collaboration, and decision-making skills. We provide all the equipment for the groups to take on these challenges!

The Process is the Product

Our decentralized philosophy is grounded in the premise that children learn best by experience, and that the process of setting up an activity is of equal or greater value than the activity alone. We empower groups to take charge of their schedules based on the direction they want to go in, giving campers real ownership of their summer experience.

Electronics-Free Zone

No cell phones, no internet, no video games – no problem! We've been unplugged for over 130 years. By signing up for Trail Blazers, you are committing to your child joining an electronics-free community for the duration of camp. It's totally worth it!

Ages and Programs

Outdoor Adventure – Our classic camp program: participate in a wide variety of camp activities while preparing for an exciting hiking trip.

Try everything camp has to offer while developing into a skilled hiker, backpacker, and overnight camper! Your vagabond will be a 1-4 night trip, based on your groups’ age and preparedness, and will take you around our 1000 acre camp property or along the Appalachian Trail.

Campers Entering Grades 2 – 10
Duration: 2 weeks
Program offered for both girls and boys in all sessions

 

Mini-Camp – One week of overnight adventure

This 6 day program is a great way to be introduced to overnight camp and is designed specifically for children who have been to our Brooklyn Day Camp before. Each mini session of no more than 8 campers will have 3 dedicated staff members who are with your camper 24/7, along with additional support.

Campers Entering Grades K – 2
Duration: 1 week
Program offered for both girls and boys in all sessions
Note: boys and girls participate in this program together, with separate sleeping accommodations

 

Canoeing Intensive – Our classic program with the added adventure of daily canoeing.

Build your small craft skills together with your smallcamp team. Learn advanced canoe strokes and deep water canoe rescue techniques. Put your skills to the test during your 3 day vagabond trip down the Delaware River!

Campers Entering Grades 7 – 10
Duration: 2 weeks
Girl’s program: Sessions 1 and 2
Boy’s program: Sessions 3 and 4

 

Biking Intensive – Our classic program with added hyper-speed courtesy of daily biking treks.

Ride through camp on a TBC mountain bike that is all yours for the two weeks that you are at TBC. Learn how to maintain control over challenging terrain and how to perform simple bike maintenance and repairs. Put your skills to the test on your 3 day vagabond through the trails of Stokes State Forest.

Campers Entering Grades 7 – 10
Duration: 2 weeks
Girl’s program: Sessions 3 and 4
Boy’s program: Sessions 1 and 2

 

Rock Climbing Camp – Trail Blazers goes vertical in this edition of our classic program that incorporates indoor and outdoor rock climbing.

You’ll spend a day at an indoor climbing gym building the skills you will take with you to Allamuchy State Park for your 3 day hiking and rock climbing vagabond. Lashing, knot-tying, and overcoming obstacles on the challenge course will add to the excitement of this TBC adventure.

Campers Entering Grades 3 – 5
Duration: 2 weeks
Available Sessions 1 and 4
Program offered for both girls and boys in both sessions
Note: boys and girls will participate in this program together, with separate sleeping accommodations

 

Farmstead Camp at Stony Creek Farmstead – Trail Blazer Camps at an organic farm!

This is the second summer of partnership between Trail Blazers and Stony Creek Farmstead in Walton, NY. Caring for animals, harvesting and cooking our own food, and stomping in the beautiful creek that winds through the farm land – we have so much to tell you about! Find out details by visiting our Farmstead program page here!

Campers Entering Grades 3 – 5
Duration: 2 weeks
Available Sessions 2 and 3
Program offered for both girls and boys in both sessions
Note: boys and girls will participate in this program together, with separate sleeping accommodations

 

Leaders in Training – An extended program offering challenging and rewarding leadership opportunities for high school students.

High school students aspiring to become strong leaders at camp or in their communities come together for 4 weeks of leadership, personal growth, community service and environmental stewardship activities. Prior TBC experience not required – all teens who love the outdoors and want to be immersed in nature while developing leadership skills invited to join! For more detail about this program, please visit our Youth Leadership program page.

Campers Entering Grades 10 – 12
Duration: 4 weeks
Program offered for both girls and boys in both sessions
Note: boys and girls will participate in this program together, with separate sleeping accommodations

Camp Dates

One Week Program

Mini Camp 1: June 30 – July 5
Mini Camp 2: July 14 – July 19
Mini Camp 3: July 28 – August 2
Mini Camp 4: August 11 – August 16

Two Week Programs
(Note: not all programs run each session. See “Ages and Programs” tab for more info)

Session 1: June 30 – July 12
Session 2: July 14 – July 26
Session 3: July 28 – August 9
Session 4: August 11 – August 23

Four Week Program

Leaders-in-Training 1: June 30 – July 26
Leaders-in-Training 2: July 28 – August 23

Rates and Registration

Trail Blazers programs are offered on a tier basis, loosely linked to family income. 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!

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.

Here is a link to our 2019 Camp Fee Guide. Tier prices are also listed below.

TIER 1 (family income up to $30,000 annually)

Mini Camp: $200
Outdoor Adventure: $400
Canoeing/Biking: $500
Rock Climbing: $600
Farmstead: $800
Leaders in Training: $800

TIER 2 (family income $30,000 – $60,000 annually)

Mini Camp: $300
Outdoor Adventure: $600
Canoeing/Biking: $700
Rock Climbing: $800
Farmstead: $1100
Leaders in Training: $1000

TIER 3 (family income $60,000 – $90,000 annually)

Mini Camp: $450
Outdoor Adventure: $900
Canoeing/Biking: $1000
Rock Climbing: $1100
Farmstead: $1500
Leaders in Training: $1300

TIER 4 (family income over $90,000 annually)

Mini Camp: $650
Outdoor Adventure: $1300
Canoeing/Biking: $1400
Rock Climbing: $1500
Farmstead: $2000
Leaders in Training: $1700

Full Price

Mini Camp: $750
Outdoor Adventure: $1600
Canoeing/Biking: $1700
Rock Climbing: $1800
Farmstead: $2500
Leaders in Training: $2000

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

A one-time annual fee of $50 per child will be added to each account during registration (not included above). If you are currently registered for a different Trail Blazers program, this fee may have already been paid.

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Enrolling and Payment

You can sign your child up for camp with no payment required up front. We ask that payment is made within two weeks of registering in order to secure our child’s spot. Additional scholarship requests should be made by that time. Payment in full is due May 1.

During registration, you can set up an automatic payment plan or choose to make payments manually. Please email us at registration@trailblazers.org if you have questions or would like to discuss payment arrangements.

If no payment is received within two weeks and we don’t receive communication from you within this time, we may move your child to the wait list. We’ll send you email reminders leading up to this point!

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Program cancellation must be done 28 days prior to the first day of the program in order for a full refund to be considered. Program tuition may be refundable on a pro-rated basis, after the 28-day cancellation notice. During the busy summer months, please allow up to 3 months for refunds to be processed.

Please communicate with us if you have any needs or if extenuating circumstances arise. Whenever possible, we want to find a way to make things work as best we can for you.

Current Openings

All programs are open!

As enrollments come in and programs/sessions fill, we will keep this space updated with group availability.

If the program that you are interested in for your child is full, please sign up to be on the wait list! We actively manage our wait lists throughout the spring and summer and can often accommodate your request!

A Typical Day

Woven through each day is a focus on Trail Blazers values of showing care for ourselves, others, our community, and the environment, along with opportunities built into each program for skills mastery. Though each day at Trail Blazers is crafted based on each group’s particular needs and interests, the following schedule will give you an idea of what a typical day may look like.

7:00 – Wake Up and Get Ready!

Brush your teeth and make your bed…a required start to the morning! Before leaving smallcamp, spend a few moments together setting personal and group goals and talking through the day’s schedule. Make sure to grab your water bottle!

8:00 – Breakfast

Breakfasts are eaten in one of our dining halls unless groups are out on the trail or have scheduled a special breakfast. Small camp groups eat family style, with staff members heading and footing each table. Pancakes, waffles, baked oatmeal, and scrambled eggs are some of the items that may be on the menu. Cereal, oatmeal, milk, and fruit are provided every morning.

Don’t forget the 3-bite rule! This is a part of TBC dining room culture that ensures everyone tries a little bit of everything that is served. After everyone is finished with their first servings, the waiter can go into the kitchen for seconds (and thirds!)

You won’t find any frozen meals or deep fried food at Trail Blazers. Meals are cooked from scratch by our kitchen team, headed by a professional chef!

9:30 – Morning Activities

Counselors and campers plan their daily activities. Some days this might be one long activity, and some days it might be several short activities. The day will be balanced and include:

– A chance for skill mastery through games and challenges set up by program specialists, group leaders, or the campers themselves
Vagabond prep: a chance to plan and get ready for the multi day hiking, biking, climbing, canoeing, or farm stay adventure the group will take on! *Note: Mini Campers will go on a night hike and spend time star gazing, but will have to return for a two-week session to experience their first vagabond trip 🙂
Unstructured time for campers to create their own games and activities, engage in arts and crafts at our camp Maker Space, or hang out and socialize on the grass
Specialty area activities that the group has signed up for: canoeing, biking, archery, or gardening (to name a few!)
Swimming (both free swim and swim instruction) in Lake Mashipacong, followed by hot showers
Nature exploration via a planned hike, or perhaps a sudden inspiration to wander off-path after a leaping frog!
– Team building, team building, team building! …at the challenge course, making vagabond prep decisions together, or generating ideas together for an all-camp carnival game

12:30 (or thereabouts) – Lunch and Solo

Lunch is a picnic, packed out after breakfast to be eaten around camp. Campers choose from a menu of breads, proteins, cheeses, and assorted fixin’s. They select veggies, fruit, a group snack, and decide together how much of the “Chef’s Special” they’d like that day. Lunch can be eaten all across camp, with no need to disrupt the flow of the day’s program – enjoy a picnic by Pioneer Brook, in the garden, or even plan a floating lunch at the waterfront.

Each child takes a solo every day. Solo is a time for campers to read, write letters home, or write in journal. Groups often visit the library ahead of time to ensure every camper has an interesting book on hand. This is also a time for staff to have one-on-one check ins with their campers. Solo time can range from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on what the group needs.

2:30 – Afternoon Activities

The afternoon may be a continuation of the morning’s plans, or you might have something totally different going on. Your group might have decided to schedule in something you loved from the day before. There might be an all-camp or multi-group activity planned for today, like Vespers (a secular ceremony usually led by our Leadership campers, relating to a TBC value or broad theme), a big/little brother/sister group game, or community projects helping Steve and the maintenance crew, or baking cookies for everyone to enjoy at desert.

6:00 – Dinner

Most evening meals take place in a dining hall. Just like at breakfast, you’ll spend dinner time laughing and chatting around the table with your smallcamp group, perhaps joined by a program specialist, your enabler, or one of the directors – they’d love to get an invitation! Dinner might be spaghetti and meatballs, mac and cheese, tacos, stir fried rice, BBQ chicken, make-your-own-pizza, or something else mouth watering and freshly made. There is always a vegetarian and vegan alternative (other dietary requirements can be met upon request), and always a minimum of two veggies on the table. Your group will have multiple opportunities for dinner-time cookouts, where you’ll be able to spend a leisurely evening eating around the campfire.

7:30 – Evening Activities and Pow Wow

Often in the evening groups will do an activity before bed. Some nights your group might get ready for bed and then do the activity, such as star gazing or going on a night hike. Other times you will do the activity and then head to bed. On occasion, large camp activities may be organized.

During pow wow each smallcamp group relaxes together and reflects on their day. It is during pow wow that the group will put closure on the day and be together as a family. To prepare, everyone first brushes their teeth, washes up, and changes into pajamas. During pow wow, campers sing songs, play games, solve riddles, engage in personal/group reflection, acknowledge and celebrate goals achieved, read stories, and plan activities for the coming days.

8:30 – Preparing for Bed and Tuck-In

Days at Trail Blazers are full of activities and everyone will need rest by the end of the day. Every child will have their mosquito net properly tucked in before they go to bed every night. Tuck-in is a time for counselors to speak one-on-one with each camper, offering reassurance and providing a feeling of safety. Group leaders sing and read stories to their campers at this time.

The youngest children usually go to bed at about 8:30 and the oldest between 9:30 and 10:00PM.

Camp Activities

Campers have a whole lot of choice when it comes to deciding what activities they’d like to do! Here are some of the options that they have to choose from:

Archery
Swimming
Canoeing
Row boating
Fishing
Mountain biking
Low ropes
Nature crafting
Maker space crafting
Spirit days
Unstructured play
Gardening
Mud pies
Fairy and elf houses
Library book reading
Feeding chickens and goats
Star gazing
Night hikes
Nature journaling
Hiking
Orienteering
Lashing
Shelter building
Fire building
Outdoor cooking

Join Us For An Open House

Join us at camp to get a taste of summer! After a welcome introduction and some drinks and snacks, you’ll be invited to join our staff and leadership campers for a full tour of camp. See what a small camp looks like, visit our program areas, and discover how much beauty the forest has to offer.

After tours we’ll enjoy a lunch buffet in the Great Hall, where you will get a chance to sample some typical meal offerings. After lunch, our staff and leadership campers will lead games and activities on the Great Lawn while parents can settle in for an extensive Q&A session with the directing team. Our aim is to provide an enjoyable day for you and your family where you are able to get all of your questions answered.

The program runs from 10am – 3pm at camp. You are welcome to drive up to camp on your own, or we will have a bus leaving from our Brooklyn office that departs at 8am and returns by 6pm.

2019 Open House Dates for April, May, and June will be announced in December! There is no cost to attend, and no limit to the number of family members who can come along. (We do charge $5 per person if you would like to travel up to camp with us by bus.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Trail Blazers?

Trail Blazers is located in Montague, New Jersey. This is in Sussex County in Northern New Jersey and is about 2 hours from Brooklyn.

What is a smallcamp?

Smallcamp refers to the place where campers live, and also refers to the name of their group in general. Smallcamp groups do almost everything together, including eating, showering, swimming, hiking, crafts, games, and activities around camp.

Small camps are comprised between 8 and 10 campers, two or three dedicated group leaders, plus additional group leaders and support staff members who may not spend the entirety of the day with the small camp group, but are there to join in and support as needed.

Where will my child sleep?

Everyone at Trail Blazers lives in canvas-covered shelters: hogans, teepees, covered wagons, or platform tents – NO CABINS!  Your child will sleep in a slightly-smaller-than-twin-sized bed with sheets, blankets, and a pillow in a shelter that they share with 2 or 3 other campers. Each night, their counselors will make sure that their mosquito net is securely tucked in.

What about bathrooms and showers?

Every small camp has a non-flushing latrine toilet as well as running water from washing hands/faces, drinking, and brushing teeth. Campers have hot showers daily in one of our two shower houses.

My child wants to attend camp with their friend – is this possible?

As long as they are both eligible for the same program, yes! Make sure that during registration, both your child and your child’s friend sign up for the same session and the same section of camp. For example, if your child signs up for “Session 3: Girls (7 – 9)” and her friend does too, they will be in that smallcamp group together. There is also a space on the registration form for you to write in your buddy request.

We strongly recommend signing up with a maximum of one friend. Because our groups are so small, a band of children who already know each other outside of camp can have a big effect on the group dynamic. A big part of our program is creating a diverse community, and learning how to work with people who you’ve never worked with before.

What activities are offered?

The beauty of Trail Blazers is that each smallcamp has a tremendous say in designing their own program. Campers are able to try out a number of different activities, and then work together to determine which ones they’d like to focus on.

Daily elements of the program include morning meetings (time for goal setting and getting excited about the day), meals (of course!), capers (individual or group chores) swimming, showers, solo (restful down time spent on your own or checking in with your group leader), unstructured play, and pow wow (our closing campfire, that serves as a time to play games, sing songs, reflect on the day, and plan the days ahead).

Each group will also plan a number of cookouts, hikes of varying distances, and outdoor skill building sessions – such as orienteering, fire building, and lashing – in preparation for vagabond.

Other activities include hiking, biking, boating, archery, low ropes, arts and crafts (both pre-selected activities as well as free-creation time), nature exploration, gardening, caring for the chickens and goats at our farm,. Groups also play tons of active games, sing lots of songs, participate in community service projects, perform in skits and plays, take on building projects, write poetry…it’s really up to your child! Our campers come with ideas of their own too, and we are always excited to see what unique plans each group will come up with.

Check out the “A Typical Day” tab on this page for more information!

Do you have a sports program?

No, we do not offer competitive sports at Trail Blazers. While we definitely appreciate the value of team competitions, the focus of our program is on collaborative activities and unified group challenges.

What is the food like?

Trail Blazers serves healthy, home cooked meals each day. We do not order pre-prepared or frozen meals, and do not have a deep fryer on property. As a New Jersey Summer Food Service Program, we follow – and exceed – federal guidelines for components of each meal.

We have a menu that strives to be kid friendly, while honoring the diversity of our camp by offering foods through the session that will always be familiar to somebody and always be brand new to somebody else. Many of our meals are vegetarian – we typically serve meat only once per day. We do not serve candy, juice, or soda. Everyone is expected to try everything that is served, so we have what we call our “Three Bite Rule”. If we’re serving something you don’t like, or are unsure of, you can ask for three bites, which is a small taste.  If you like it, you can get more; if not, that’s ok!

Typical breakfasts may include pancakes, eggs, waffles, bagels toast, fruit (such as peaches, oranges, apples, or bananas), yogurt, and cereal. Lunches are typically packed out and may include hummus, cold cut wraps or sandwiches, bean salads, fruit, vegetables (such as carrots, celery, or salad), or soy butter and jelly. Dinner might include ginger sesame chicken, three bean chili, baked potatoes, tacos, always two vegetables, and on the last full day of each session, a full blown Thanksgiving-style feast! Snacks items such as pretzels, granola bars, or fruit are available throughout the day. Milk is served at every meal.

We are a peanut free camp, and can be inclusive of a variety of dietary restrictions whether they are due to food allergy, religious requirement, or personal preference.

Can you accommodate my child’s special needs?

Though we are not a special needs camp, our excellent staff-to-child ratios and small group program approach make us able to accommodate a wide range of needs. Please call us to discuss your particular needs or concerns!

Though our high staff to camper ratio allows for an extensive amount of caring, individual attention, our terrain and staff structure do not allow for individualized programming or one-on-one supervision required by a child with pronounced physical or emotional limitations.If your child cannot hike or swim due to physical limitations, needs special medication and constant medical attention, or for any other reason cannot fully participate in our very active outdoor program, we urge you to discuss this matter with the camp director prior to camp in order to determine whether or not your child can be served at Trail Blazers.

What kinds of wildlife is there at camp?

Due to our location in the woods of New Jersey, we are surrounded by a wonderful, diverse population of animals, ranging from chipmunks to deer to black bears as well as deer ticks. While we peacefully share the woods with them, there are strict safety precautions we take. For example, tick checks are performed regularly, and absolutely no food is allowed in living areas. Every staff member is extensively trained on how to deal with wildlife encounters by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife.

What is Vagabond?

Vagabond is a 1-4 night trip that provides the perfect chance for campers to use their newly-developed wilderness and survival skills as well as test the bonds they have formed with their group members. Vagabond duration and location varies based on the age, skill level, and program of the group. Our Vagabond locations are as follows:

Trail Blazer Camps
Our youngest camper groups typically embark on a 1-night Vagabond excursion to a camping site on Trail Blazers property.

Appalachian Trail
Most of our small camp groups head to the Appalachian Trail for Vagabonds of 2-4 nights, carrying their personal and group gear along with them, and sleeping in the designated camping areas along the trail.

Delaware River
Campers in our canoeing intensive program take off on 2-4 night excursions down the Delaware, bringing their boats to shore every evening and camping at designated sites along the river.

Stokes State Forest
Campers in our biking intensive program take a 2-4 night tour of Stokes State Forest via mountain bike, breaking each evening at pre-selected camp sites.

Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Campers in our rock climbing program embark on a 2-4 night trip hiking trip that involves two days of climbing on the natural rock walls of Allamuchy Mountain State Park.

Stony Creek Farmstead
Campers in our Farmstead program embark on a 4-5 night trip to Stony Creek Farmstead, incorporating hiking and farm exploration adventures into their time living, working and playing on the farm.

Where do you find your amazing staff?

Trail Blazers hires staff from all over the country and the world who have a passion for working with youth in the outdoors. Each staff member must demonstrate a strong desire to take on a role with us over the summer, undergo a face to face interview, have great personal and professional references, and pass a thorough background check before arriving at camp.

Once arriving at camp, staff undergo 1.5 to 3 weeks of pre-camp training covering all aspects of the Trail Blazers program, to prepare for the important job of looking after your child’s physical and emotional safety.

Our lifeguards are American Red Cross certified, and their skills are extensively checked on site. All staff are trained in basic first aid, and every group has staff members who are CPR and First Aid certified.

Our camp wellness team works under the guidance of a licensed physician. Typically our wellness team consists of our supervising physician, an RN, an EMT in the role of health center manager, staff certified in Wilderness First Aid, and group leader in the role of wellness liaison, who floats between all of groups. Medical staff are on site 24/7 to ensure the health and wellness of our camp community, and to respond to any medical issues that may arise.

We will set up a staff page where you can meet the 2019 Overnight Team soon!

How will I be able to communicate with my child?

You will not have the opportunity to speak to your child over the phone during their session.

During the first couple days of camp, each child will send a letter or postcard home.

To aid your child in getting mail to you, consider sending them with pre-stamped, pre-addressed postcards or envelopes. If not, we supply group leaders with a list of parent contacts and home addresses for their campers, taken directly from your camp registration – please make sure this information is correct!

The amount of time it may take for mail to get from our outgoing mailbox at camp to your home can be wildly slow, especially in this day and age when we are accustomed to instant communication.

We will send emails out to you on a regular basis, featuring your child’s group and the activities that they have done and that they are looking forward to doing. These emails will introduce you to their group leaders and feature photo highlights from their session. Photos are uploaded onto our flickr page each evening.

Please send encouraging letters to your child often! You can send letters in advance of your child’s arrival so they are there on day one. You can send a package of numbered letters for us to give out throughout the week. You can send care packages with items such as socks and stickers, mad libs and magazines – no food or candy! (Each package is opened on the porch of the lodge so we can ensure no food sneaks into small camp).

You can also email our camper inbox to have a letter printed out and delivered with the mail that day.

If you have questions about how the session is going or any concerns at all, you can also call our camp office and speak to a member of our leadership team. We are a small program and our directors cross paths with groups daily, and our group leaders write daily reports that are turned in each evening – so we typically have very up to date information about how your child is doing at our fingertips. If not, we will be happy to find the answer to your question and call you back.

…you mean I really can’t call my child and speak to them over the phone?

That is correct.

…and you really don’t have cabins?

Also correct – hogans and teepees all the way!

Packing List

Pack old clothing for your child, and label everything. Please do not bring anything valuable, or that you do not want to risk getting lost or dirty. Laundry is done for campers once per 2-week session.

If you are having trouble finding items on this list, please reach out to us – we are happy to help.

(Please note: this packing list is suggested for 2- and 4-week programs. Mini Campers will receive a modified packing list in their confirmation email upon registering!)

Required Clothing

12 pairs of underwear

12 pairs of socks

3 pairs of pajamas

8 t-shirts

2 long sleeve shirts

3 sweaters or sweatshirts

4-5 pairs of shorts

3-4 pairs of long pants

2 bathing suits

2 pairs boots/sturdy shoes

1 high quality rain jacket

1 hat or cap

 

Required Items

Day pack (small backpack)

Water bottle

Flip flops, crocs, or shower shoes

1 laundry bag

1 set of twin sheets, incl. pillow case

2 towels

Toothbrush and toothpaste

Soap and shampoo

Sanitary supplies

Comb or brush

Stationary and stamps

Suggested

Photos of family

Book to read

Disposable or battery operated digital camera

Flashlight

 

Do NOT pack
Food
Phones, tablets or electronic games
Anything requiring a plug
Knives
Jewelry, money or valuables