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Combining activities specifically designed for older campers with traditional Kitaki favorites, Trailblazers Camp is the best of all worlds for the 13-15 year old. Clubs are replaced with adventures at our challenge course, climbing tower, high ropes, and more. This one-week experience builds self-confidence and character, teaches independence and interdependence, develops leadership skills, and presents new and stimulating challenges.

Trailblazers Highlights

Tango Tower

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Challenge yourself and grow on our Tango Tower.

Cookout and Campout

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Plan an overnight campout for you and your cabin mates.

Trailblazers Decathalon

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Participate in the Trailblazers Decathalon, Ten zany activities designed for maximum fun.

Trailblazers Details

Goals

Each of our programs are designed with specific goals and outcomes in mind. These goals are used to determine which activities should be part of the experience. As a part of Trailblazers Camp:

Trailblazers campers will…
1) learn to identify their strengths and communicate those strengths to others. 
2) set goals and challenge themselves in a safe, supportive environment. 
3) experience an increase in self-confidence as a result of the achievements and connections made during the week at camp. 
4) learn to be more self-reliant.

Schedule

The schedule for Trailblazers Campers is designed to maximize individual growth, confidence-building, and reflection. Trailblazers will spend each morning on our challenge course learning and experiencing success, encouraged by their cabinmates. Afternoons are spent doing traditional summer camp activities, but each activity is modified to present new challenges in an age-appropriate way. 

Lodging

Trailblazers stay in our air-conditioned camper cabins located closest to the Dining Hall and main camp area. This allows them to act as role models for our younger campers. Each cabin will house 12 teens and two staff.