Camp Blazing Trails at Blue Jay County Park in Raleigh

Enjoy the great outdoors at Camp Blazing Trails, a half-day environmental camp held at Blue Jay Point County Park. Campers fish, hike, canoe, learn archery, meet with a park ranger and discover environmental conservation.

CAMP Location

Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh
Operated by the A.E. Finley YMCA


Rising grades 1 - 8


8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
One-week sessions


$126/week (Members)
$151/week (Participants)


One-week sessions from June 9 to Aug. 21

June 9 - 12: BugFest
June 15 -19: Mythbusters (Includes a Family Day)
June 22 - 26: Under the Sea
June 29 - July 2: Reptiles and Amphibians (No camp on July 3)
July 6 - 10: Rescue & Heroes Family Week (Includes a Family Day)
July 13 - 17: Purple Fuzzy Monster
July 20 - 24: Rocks & Minerals (Includes a Family Day)
July 27 - 31:Wilderness Explorer (Includes overnight at Blue Jay Point Lodge)
August 3 -7: CBT Survivor (Includes a Family Day)
August 10 - 14: Around the World in 5 Days
August 17 - 21: Water, Water, Everywhere

Camp Blazing Trails MIDDLE SCHOOL Overnight Option

Campers, grades 6 - 8, can stay after camp on Thursday, spend the day with their counselors participating in fun activities, sleep over at Blue Jay Point, and be ready for pickup on Friday.


Rising grades 6 - 8


Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh


8:30 a.m. Thurs. - 1:00 p.m. Fri.


$26 (Members)
$31 (Participants)

We offer financial assistance based on need and availability.  Our registration deadline for Summer Day Camps is midnight on Thursday for a program/ sessions beginning the following week. A $20 late fee is applied to all registrations received after that deadline.


July 30


Austin Branch, 919-845-3875

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