Trailblazer Day Camp
Not quite ready for overnight camp'
Want to see what camp is like'
Maybe you have a part time job in the evenings'
Looking to get a head start on your Boy Scout Advancement'
Need to complete your Merit Badge partials' Just want to have some fun'
Well, Trailblazer Camp may be perfect for you!
What is Trailblazer Day Camp'
Trailblazer Day Camp at Camp Somers is a regular Boy Scout summer camp program for all Scouts. Camp runs Monday to Friday 8:45 am - 3:45 pm from July 1 through Aug 2, 2013. You can come for one or more of the five sessions. Lunch is included and bus transportation is provided from more than 50 locations throughout Morris, Sussex and NW Somerset counties. Busses depart at 4:15 pm.
Trailblazer Day Camp for Younger Scouts
Trailblazer Day Camp for younger Scouts moving up from Webelos gives the Scout a positive initial experience with summer camp. Scouts participate in our morning Dan Beard program which is staffed by adults and Eagle Scouts. We emphasize the patrol method, provide instruction in outdoor skills and work on advancement requirements from Tenderfoot to First Class. After lunch, Scouts get to visit different programs areas every day. Aquatics is the normal focus from 2:00 to 3:30. This includes Swimming merit badge for Scouts who pass the swimmer test, and swimming instruction for the others. Scouts can also choose to work on any other merit badge offered at 2:00. Be sure to visit our tree house for day campers!
Trailblazer Day Camp for Older Scouts
Trailblazer Day Camp for the older Scout focuses on merit badges, i.e. completing partials, work on advancement or just utilize the aquatics area or the shooting sports area to hone skills. If you are not yet First Class, you can also work on advancement requirements from Tenderfoot to First Class. Older Scouts often come to Day Camp because they have evening activities or a job that doesn't let them stay overnight. If you want a overnight resident camp experience, be sure to visit the link on the left for our Camp Troop.
Registration Options for Trailblazer Day Camp
When you register for Trailblazer Day Camp you will be asked to choose from one of the following programs:
Dan Beard in the morning and aquatics in the afternoon. This is the recommended choice for first year Scouts. Scouts who pass the swimmer test will work on Swimming merit badge. Others will have instructional swim and fun waterfront activities.
Dan Beard in the morning and one merit badge in the afternoon. Choose from any one of the merit badges offered at 2:00. See the Parent's Guide for merit badges. Choose this option, if you prefer to work on a merit badge other than Swimming. Be sure to review the prerequisites.
Full day of merit badges. Identify six merit badges in order of preference and we will create a custom schedule for you. You may take up to three morning merit badges and one offered at 2:00 in the afternoon. Be sure to review the prerequisites. Recommended for Scouts who are at least First Class or those who have completed the Dan Beard program. See the Parent's Guide for merit badges.