Do you love the outdoors? Through games and projects you'll learn how to survive on your own while enjoying the wilderness. You'll grow in nature and ecological awareness, including fire ecology, environmental appreciation, and outdoor living skills.
Adventure!... Gain historical and traditional perspective through Native American Indian Lore. Learn to use a map and compass in an orienteering treasure hunt. Practice low-impact camping and hiking skills and what to do if lost. Practice the basics of safe campfire building and maintenance. Learn outdoor cooking over a campfire and/or camp stove. Discover the uses of edible and medicinal native plants. Learn knot-tying and how to build a survival shelter. Become proficient at tracking wildlife.
Archery... Develop your aim with bow and arrow in the traditional target sport of archery. Choose to practice at the Archery Range a few times a week, if you'd like!
Get away!... Hike in the High Country and Explore on the weekly Excursions to Roosevelt National Forest Sites or Water outings to nearby streams or lakes. You may choose to head out for the optional weekly overnight campout (usually on Wednesday nights) to put your practical skills to the test.
Campouts: Optional overnight campouts are offered for the Trail Blazers. Look for the Trail Blazers Information Sheet by email early each week. Campers bring their own sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, change of clothes and one lunch. All other equipment and food are provided. Return to North Boulder Park at the regularly scheduled time the following day or spend the Thursday themed-night overnight in Camp, too!
Authorization: Did you check "yes" for the campout or overnight on the Registration Form? This authorizes your child to stay for any of the campouts and overnights. Tthere is no need to fill out an additional authorization each week. Otherwise, please sign an authorization form at the North Boulder Park check-in/out table.
Registration for Campouts: Early registration is not necessary. You may register by indicating the date on your payment check or call the office to specify and charge your credit card. Your card will automatically be charged if your camper does spend the night(s).