Camp Blazing Trails: Lake Crabtree Park

Camp Blazing Trails is a half-day camp that focuses on respect for the environment and the great outdoors. Activities may include hiking, fishing, canoeing and educational sessions with a park ranger.

Camp open to kids age 5 through rising grade 8, and is located at Lake Crabtree Park (1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC). Camp Blazing Trails is operated through the Taylor Family YMCA.


Our day camp staff are ages 16 through early college. Most were once campers themselves. Each YMCA camp counselor is hand-picked for their enthusiasm, energy, eye for safety and maturity. All counselors go through 30 hours of hands on training in everything from managing a group of energetic kids to basic first aid. 

Camp Blazing Trails: Lake Crabtree Park

2019 Weekly Fees

Member: $138
Participant: $166


Blazing Trails runs from 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Billing and payment information


June 17 - 21: Bug Fest
June 24 - 28: America the Beautiful
July 1 - 5: OFF
July 8 - 12: Shark Week
July 15 - 19: Tomb Raiders
July 22 - 26: Rockin' Reptiles
July 29 - Aug. 2: Wild, Wild Weather
Aug. 5 - 9: Land Before Time
Aug. 12 - 16: Zootopia 
Aug. 19 - 23: Rescue Heroes

Camp Blazing Trails: Lake Crabtree Park

One of the keys to ensuring your child has a great camp experience is to come prepared.  A little planning can get your child’s summer camp experience off to a smooth start and help ensure he or she has an experience to remember! Be sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and starts their day with a healthy breakfast. A few things to remember:


  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen (please apply it before you arrive)
  • Bug Spray (please apply it before you arrive)
  • Walking Stick
  • Water Bottle
  • Sneakers or sandals with a heal strap
  • Bathing suit and towel (just Fridays)
  • Nutritious Bag Lunch (non-perishable)
  • One snacks


  • Electronics, games, phones or music players
  • Candy
  • Personal sports equipment
          (personal fishing rods and archery bows are permitted provided they are clearly labeled)
  • Money or valuables
  • Toys
  • Flip-flops or open heeled sandals
  • Weapons

information and Camper Forms

For more information and a printable copy of our camp medicine form, visit this page.

Camp Blazing Trails: Lake Crabtree Park


Camp Blazing Trails is located at Lake Crabtree County Park (1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC). During the summer, the camp office is open 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information about this camp, email Cathy Dalton or call 919-469-9622.

We take pride in our youth staff, camp directors and leadership staff. If you have serious concerns about any YMCA youth program, please contact our confidential hotline at 919-719-9690.

Billing questions should be addressed to YMCA Customer Service at 919-719-9989, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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