Trailblazer

Day Camp

Trailblazer Day Camp

Trailblazer Day Camp, located at Camp Somers in beautiful and historic Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation in Stanhope, NJ, is a Scouts BSA summer camp week-long adventure. The Trailblazer program is an all-inclusive program available to non-Scouts as well. It is our hope that the positive and beneficial experience they have during their time at Camp Somers, makes a lasting impact as well as sparks an interest in the Scouts BSA program

The Trailblazer Day Camp program is for all Scouts BSA, including both first-year new Scouts and experienced higher ranking Scouts. Scouts have the ability to choose to work on rank advancement, merit badges as well as participate in high adventure programs throughout camp.

Camp runs for four weekly sessions, Monday to Friday from 8:45 am – 4:00 pm, July 6 through July 31, 2020. Scouts can come to camp for more than one week and accomplish many of their Scouting goals.

Bus transportation, included in the fee, is provided from many locations throughout Morris, Sussex and NW Somerset counties.

We welcome all Scouts BSA regardless of age or rank to participate in as many weeks as they would like. We encourage Scouts to sign up for as many weeks as they want to, and a customized program can be developed each week.

Who Attends Trailblazer Day Camp?

First Year Scouts BSA

Trailblazers can be first year Scouts who are either not ready for a resident camp experience, or they want a taste of BSA summer camp before committing to a week of resident camping with their troop.

Older Scouts BSA

Trailblazers can be older Scouts who want to be at camp to work on merit badges, complete partials or work on advancement. Older Scouts often come to day camp because they have evening activities or commitments that do not allow them to stay overnight.

Scouts BSA Who Want An Additional Week of Fun

Other Scouts come to camp as a Trailblazer or overnight camper then sign up for an additional week of Trailblazer day camp to continue having fun! The Trailblazer program for all Scouts BSA provides a unique and customized camp experience based on each individual Scout’s needs.

Daily Schedule

Dan Beard Participants

8:30 am to 9 am – Bus drop off

9 am to noon – Dan Beard program

Noon to 1 pm – Lunch – bring your own

1 pm to 2 pm – Programs and camp events

2 pm to 3 pm – Aquatics or other merit badge work

3 pm – Change clothes and walk to buses

4:15 pm – Buses depart

Other Campers

8:30 am to 9 am – Bus drop off

9 am to noon – Merit badge program

Noon to 1 pm – Lunch – bring your own

1 pm to 2 pm – Siesta activities

2 pm to 3:30 pm – Merit badge program

3:30 pm – Walk to buses

4:15 pm – Buses depart

Merit Badge Schedule Options

  • Dan Beard in the morning/aquatics in the afternoon: Recommended choice for first-year Scouts BSA. Scouts who successfully complete the BSA swimmer test will work on the Swimming merit badge. Scouts who require more assistance will work on their swimming strokes through instructional swim sessions. These youth are given the opportunity to re-take their swimmer test as soon as they are ready.
  • Dan Beard in the morning/one merit badge in the afternoon: Choose from any one of the merit badges offered. Choose this option if the Scout prefers to work on a merit badge other than Swimming.
  • Full day of merit badges: Sign up for merit badges online as part of the registration process. You may take up to three morning merit badges and one after lunch. Recommended for Scouts who are at least First Class or those who have completed the Dan Beard program.

Dates

  • July 6– 10, 2020
  • July 13 – 17, 2020
  • July 20 – 24, 2020
  • July 27 – July 31, 2020

Pricing

$425 - Early Bird - paid in full by 5/1/20

$475 - Paid after 5/1/20

Financial Assistance

The Warren Wheeler Adventureship is available to help families who need help covering the camp costs.

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Forms

Contact

Call or email Amanda Landwehrle at 973-765-9322 ext 422 or somerstrailblazer@gmail.com

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