Since Trailblazers is an after-school  program, if school is cancelled, so is Trailblazers. Also, there is no Trailblazers on early-dismissal days.

We have limited space in each session.

Pre-registration is required.

There is No Cost for this program.

Application forms are available at Town Hall, school office, school webpage and at

Please complete the application form and return it to Kentville Recreation by 4:30 pm on April 8. You will be contacted to confirm your child’s registration.  Also please notify your child’s teacher if your child is attending the program so there is no confusion at dismissal time.


Kentville Recreation

Phone: 902-679-2539


98.3% chance of wet & muddy!

This program will take place outside, so children must dress for the weather. Our focus is the outdoors, so the kids will end up in wet and muddy places, so please dress accordingly with rubber boots and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. A waterproof rain suit is a must. If you will be picking up your child afterwards with a vehicle, cover the backseat with a blanket!

Goals for Trailblazers:

  • to increase children’s knowledge, skills, and confidence in the outdoors
  • to increase children’s connection to nature
  • to develop judgement, creativity, and problem-solving skills through safe, healthy risk-taking
  • to have fun in the outdoors in all kinds of weather
  • to encourage families to get outdoors together beyond Trailblazers

What to bring:

  • water bottle, with water... for drinking
  • clothes to suit the weather e.g. hat, a warm sweater, water-proof raincoat & pants
  • boots or shoes

Healthy snacks will be provided.

Activities that may be included in the Trailblazers program:

  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Animal tracks/pellet counts
  • Reading weather
  • Building bird nests
  • Shelter building
  • Camp craft
  • Fishing
  • Team Building activities
  • Unstructured outdoor play

Where is the Gorge?

At the top of Gladys  Porter  Drive in Kentville, just  south of Memorial  Park. We will walk together on the sidewalk less than 1 km up the road from KCA to a place where the sidewalk ends. Then the adventure begins!







Trailblazers takes place at The Gorge after school and is for students in Primary to Grade 6.

Children will meet their Trailblazers leaders at Kings County Academy (KCA) and walk up together to where the sidewalk ends to find adventure and learning in the woods.

Trailblazers combines outdoor education, outdoor recreation, leadership and play to bring children closer to nature. The spring session of Trailblazers will run from April 13 to June 18, 2015:

Primary to Gr. 3, co-ed — Monday or Tuesday 2:30 to 4:30 pm starting April 13

Gr. 4 to 6, co-ed — Wednesday or Thursday 2:30 to 4:30 pm starting April 15


Pick-up is at the Gorge no later than 4:30 pm

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