Trail Blazers

For  youth entering 3rd-6th grades


Updated 10/5/23 - Per the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the California Department of Public Health, all participants of Walden West Outdoor School and Summer Programs are recommended to be vaccinated for COVID-19. 

As of September 22, 2023 here are the updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Trail Blazers is a science-based summer program, but with an adventurous twist.  Recently the program has gotten a bit of a facelift, and Trail Blazers is building a new identity and reputation as a first-choice summer option.  

This program challenges children to take their love of nature to new heights with nature-based activities that foster a meaningful connection with the outdoors. With the LIT’s as our youth leaders, Trail Blazers will participate in a myriad of hands-on activities that focus on teamwork, culture and forest ecology.

During each session, there will be a pasta dinner and campfire program on Wednesday evening (participant dinner is included in registration). Family and friends are invited to attend for a fee. Afterwards, will be an overnight for participants where they will go on a night hike then sleep out under the stars! Breakfast and lunch on Thursday is also included in registration.

This program is being "rebooted" and re-imagined for 2024. All information subject to change. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and excitement!

Summer 2024 dates. Links will take you to Ultra Camp to login and register.

Frequently Asked Questions (updated 1/19/2024)


Do I need to make a new account if my kids attended last summer?

I am a new user to Ultra Camp. How do I create an account and profile for my child?

How do I register my child for a session? (after creating an account and your child's profile)

What if I forgot my username and password?

What paperwork do I need to complete?

What happens when it says the person is too old for the session?

Why can’t I see the right session to Register for?

Why is a session ineligible?

Why is the reason for being ineligible not displaying?

Is there a deposit or payment plan?

What if I didn’t receive my confirmation email after check-out?

Is there a cancellation policy?

Are there scholarships available? - Updated 2/7/23

Can I register my child for more than one week?


What is included in registration?

Who needs to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at Walden West?

Is there a face mask policy?

Is there anything for teenagers?

Is there anything for families?

Will my kids be in the same day camp group with their friends?

How do you divide the campers into groups?

Can both of my kids be in the same day camp group even though they are in different grade levels?

Who uses the ropes course and climbing wall?

Is there a bus?

Is there an early drop-off or late pick-up?

I have kids in multiple programs during one week. How does that work with the overnights?