We are a non profit youth development organization. Through outdoor experiental education, year round mentoring, and leadership training, we strive to facilitate the development of values and life skills essential for productive citizenship in inner city youngsters.
Trail Blazers used to be called 'Life Camps’ and has been in existence since 1887. In 1887, John A. Mitchell, editor of Life magazine, raised $800 to send 266 children from New York City to the Life Fresh Air Farm in Branchville, Connecticut. Since that first summer, Trail Blazers has sponsored thousands of children to take part in outdoor adventures where learning happens experientially - by living and playing together, and experiencing the challenges and opportunities the natural environment offers. Today, Trail Blazers remains the second oldest summer program in existence in the United States, and the first to offer environmental education.