Camp Somers

Camp Somers: 4 Weeks of 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 five weekly sessions, Monday to Friday from 8:45 am – 4:00 pm. Scouts can come to camp for more than one week and accomplish many of their Scouting goals.


Week 1: July 10-16

Week 2: July 17-23

Week 3:July 24-30

Week 4: July 31- August 6

Week 5: Specialty Week



Additional Information

2021 Trailblazer Parent Guide

Merit Badges Offered

Bus Transportation

Camp Somers: 4 One-Week Resident Camp Sessions for Troops & Individuals

Located on the 1,000-acre Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation in Stanhope NJ, Camp Somers has been providing campers with lifetime memories for more than 60 years. We are proud to offer four one-week sessions of day camp and resident camp to Scouts BSA attending with their troop or by themselves! Campers attending without their troop will be grouped together and form camp troops.

Camp Somers is proud to offer the following for troops and individual campers:

  • Opportunity to work on more than 60 merit badges.

  • Eagle’s Nest offers Eagle required badges and a computer lab with wi-fi.

  • Dan Beard is our superb first year camper program. Scouts have fun learning and practicing Scout skills needed for Tenderfoot through First Class ranks. They can also work on age appropriate merit badges.

  • Trailblazer Day Camp is for both first-year and experienced higher-ranking Scouts BSA. Campers can work on rank advancement, merit badges, and participate in high adventure programs. Camp runs Monday to Friday from 8:45 am – 4:00 pm. Free busing is available from many locations throughout Morris, Sussex and NW Somerset counties.

  • The Ernest Thomson Seton program is designed for Boy Scouts who have completed Dan Beard or are looking to complete the last few requirements for First Class.

  • Scouts 14 years and older can participate in our all-terrain vehicle program. This BSA approved* program stresses both safety and fun.

  • Our extensive challenge course is the site of the COPE and Climbing programs. Learn to climb and rappel on the 48-foot climbing tower and try your skill on our natural rock face climbing areas.

  • Mountain biking is fun for both campers and leaders. We have daily treks that cater to all skill levels.

  • The Shooting Sports program includes rifle, shotgun, archery, and handguns.

  • Our Aquatics area offers merit badges such as Swimming, Lifesaving, Canoeing, Rowing, Kayaking and Small Boat Sailing. Don’t miss the popular canoe wars or 14-foot iceberg!

  • Handicraft features a variety of merit badges in an environment perfect for hands-on creativity and Scoutcraft offers several merit badges and has something for everyone.

  • The Ecology Conservation program offers more than a dozen merit badges, hikes and more. Our STEM area offers science, technology, engineering and math programs, and Nova awards.

  • Outdoors Skills offers Camping, Cooking, Geocaching, Pioneering, and Wilderness Survival merit badges. For those interested in going above and beyond Totin’ Chip and Firem'n Chit, you can sign up for our Paul Bunyan Woodsman and Firemaster awards.

Attending as an Individual?

Our camp troop program is perfect for campers who can’t go to camp with their troop, or just want more camp time. These campers can work on more merit badges or simply enjoy our programs. The camp provides adult leaders with many years of troop experience. If your camper wishes to be placed with a particular troop, make arrangements directly with that troop’s leader prior to coming to camp then contact Tom Stoddard at 973-765-9322 ext 413 one week prior to your child's arrival. Otherwise, the camp will place your camper with an available troop.

*The use of ATVs have been approved by the Boy Scouts of America only for this location and program, and any use of ATVs must comply with BSA camping standards. ATVs are not authorized for unit activities.

Adventureships exists to assist members of Patriots' Path in need in paying for camp. To apply online, just fill out an application.