For over 100 years, the Princeton-Blairstown Center has provided adventure-based, experiential education to vulnerable youth. What began in 1908 as a summer camp run by Princeton University students and faculty has evolved into a wide variety of year-round programs serving over 6,000 young people from the Mid-Atlantic states. Today our award-winning Summer Bridge Program serves as the centerpiece of the Center's work and provides week-long educational programs to approximately 450 underserved students from Trenton, Newark and New York City free of charge.


As a leader in social emotional learning, the Princeton-Blairstown Center offers vulnerable young people the opportunity to leave distractions behind and to build bonds, self-confidence, and leadership skills through unique, adventure-based experiences and personal challenges.

Whether working with our social emotional learning team in a school or with a group of enthusiastic adventure facilitators and instructors in our Summer Bridge Program, students feel supported, empowered, and inspired to change their behaviors and futures for the better.

Generous donors, leadership, staff, partners, and friends have made Princeton-Blairstown Center's challenging work a success throughout our 107-year history. Learn more, and join them!