Home School Program
Dec
5
to Feb 20

Home School Program

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Join other Home Schoolers for a variety of hands-on learning programs at PBC’s beautiful Blairstown Campus. Register for any program or for the whole series. The programs are geared to 4th-8th graders.

December 5, 2018 - Survival: Fire Building, Shelter Building, and Orienteering
Join us for this adventurous hands-on course to learn the basics of two fundamental human survival skills, fire building and shelter building, while acquiring the knowledge to read a map and navigate your way around the Princeton-Blairstown Center Campus.

December 14, 2018 - Earth Literacy Creative Writing
Come let the beauty of the Princeton-Blairstown Center inspire your inner poet or author. After an outdoor meditative forest experience, we will brainstorm ideas as if you were a creature of the forest like a raccoon, an old wise tree, or a rushing stream and create a magical piece of literature while sipping hot cocoa next to a warm fire.

January 9, 2019 - Winter Animals and Nature Adventure
Explore the Princeton-Blairstown Center Blue Trail while talking about how North West New Jersey animals survive in the winter. Showcase on Beaver Lodge and Beaver Activity around Bass Lake with Tree Tour. Winter Insulation Blubber Hand Experiment. Lunch. Discover the Wonder of Owl Pellets in Hunt Lodge.

January 23, 2019 - PBC Folklore Creative Writing
Let the magic of the Princeton-Blairstown Center inspire you to create folklore or a fairy tale of the land. After a creative meditative experience in the forest, we will brainstorm ideas next to a warm fire and compose stories to leave behind for other visitors.

February 6, 2019 - Adventure and Cooking
Join us for a wonderful day filled with culinary curiosities and an adventurous spirit to bond with other students. We will learn to cook a delicious traditional dish from Nigeria and explore the Princeton-Blairstown Center’s fun Adventure Course.

February 20, 2019 - Adventure Day at PBC
Experience an action-packed day at PBC. While navigating our fun Adventure Course, we will explore social and emotional learning skills that you can take back into your home and community. We will focus on communication, team building, leadership, and diversity topics.

To register :  Please send your name, phone number, email, home address, number attending and name and age of student(s) to Pat Karl (pkarl@princetonblairstown.org).  You will receive a confirmation that your registration has been received. 

Payment accepted by check made payable to Princeton-Blairstown Center, or cash day of the event.

Cost: $25.00 per program including Lunch.   No charge for Parents and Chaperones.  One adult chaperone must be present during programming. Ratio 1 adult per 10 students.

Any 3 programs for $60.00 per student

All 6 programs for $100.00 per student

Program times:     10:00 –-3:00 P.M.
                              Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 P.M

If you have questions, please call 908-362-6765 x1.

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Mar
16
to Mar 23

Wilderness First Responder

WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.

The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

Course Info:

Cost:
$800 includes all meals and lodging (may arrive on Friday evening)
$650 for commuters (lunch only)

Location:
Hosted by Princeton-Blairstown Center
158 Millbrook Road
Hardwick, NJ 07825

This class is taught by Wilderness Medical Associates

Course Content

The Wilderness First Responder curriculum is written in-house by a team of remote medical rescue researchers and professionals. Ongoing evidence-based research and review contributes to a unique and innovative approach to patient care in backcountry and austere settings. The curriculum is comprehensive, complete, and kept current on an annual basis. This is the most current and cutting-edge course of any first response medical training (urban or remote) in the world.

  • The General Principles of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine with an emphasis on the prevention and identification of medical emergencies, appropriate technology, and risk management.

  • Patient assessment and emergency care including CPR, basic Life support, and the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis and asthma.

  • Environmental Medicine including altitude illness, hypothermia and heat illness, frostbite and cold injury, lightning, submersion, and environmental toxins.

  • Backcountry Medicine including the assessment and treatment of common medical problems.

  • Musculoskeletal Problems including unstable and stable injuries overuse syndromes, and dislocations.

  • Wound management including open fractures, lacerations, burns and blisters.

  • Practical skills including splinting, bandaging, litter packaging and medical kit preparation.

  • WMA International Wilderness Protocols including wound cleaning and exploration, spine injury assessment, dislocation reduction, CPR in the remote setting, and anaphylaxis and asthma.

If interested, please fill out registration form located at: https://www.wildmed.com/wilderness-medical-courses/first-response/wilderness-first-responder/course-5874/#register

For more information contact Pat Karl – pkarl@princetonblairstown.org – 908-362-6765 x1.

 

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May
10
11:00 AM11:00

Links to Youth Golf Outing

LINKS TO YOUTH GOLF OUTING

The Princeton-Blairstown Center's Board of Trustees, Advisory Council, and Golf Committee are pleased to host the 2019 Annual Links to Youth Golf Outing at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, New Jersey. A full day of recreation, dining, and entertainment, this successful fundraising event draws approximately 100 executives from corporations and non-profits in the tri-state area. The event includes range, lunch, 18 holes of golf, and dinner with cocktails, allowing ample time to relax with colleagues and clients. Funds raised from the event will benefit the Princeton-Blairstown Center's innovative Summer Bridge Program.

The schedule for the day is as follows:
Practice range open: 11:00 AM
Registration and BBQ Lunch: 11:30 AM
Shotgun Start: 12:30 PM
Cocktails and Dinner (Includes Tournament Awards and Program Auction): 5:00 PM

For tickets click here.

For more information, please email mmurray@princetonblairstown.org or call 609-921-0070.

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Nov
9
to Nov 11

Boys' Adventure & Leadership Weekend

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This event has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Another Boys’ Weekend will be scheduled in May, 2019.

Join other boys (Grade 6-12) for a weekend of fun while building leadership skills at our beautiful 264-acre Blairstown Campus located near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area in New Jersey.  Learn to build your confidence, overcome your fears, take healthy risks, work cooperatively, and creatively solve problems as a team while you climb our high ropes elements, build catapults, and build fires!

The cost per person is $100 and includes five professionally-prepared, healthy meals plus snacks, all programming costs, and lodging in rustic log cabins complete with bunk beds and wood stoves.  Nearby wash houses provide clean, modern facilities with hot water and showers. Space is limited to the first 60 participants.  Contact Pat Karl at pkarl@princetonblairstown.org for more information or to register.

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

Girls' Adventure & Leadership Weekend

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Join other girls (Grade 6-12) for a weekend of fun while building leadership skills at our beautiful 264-acre Blairstown Campus located near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area in New Jersey.  Learn to build your confidence, overcome your fears, take healthy risks, work cooperatively, and creatively solve problems as a team while you complete our challenge course elements, successfully navigate high ropes elements, build rafts, and go canoeing!

The cost per person is $100 and includes five professionally-prepared, healthy meals plus snacks, all programming costs, and lodging in rustic log cabins complete with bunk beds and wood stoves.  Nearby wash houses provide clean, modern facilities with hot water and showers. Space is limited to the first 60 participants.  Contact Pat Karl at pkarl@princetonblairstown.org for more information or to register.

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Oct
19
to Oct 21

Woodcutters 2018

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Blairstown Campus
158 Millbrook Road
Blairstown, NJ 07825
908-362-6765

A volunteer opportunity to help Princeton-Blairstown Center prepare for the winter months ahead.  Activity levels range from very easy to fairly physical - you get to choose.  Come for the day or for the weekend.  Lodging and food will be provided (there will be a LIGHT SNACK on Friday evening for anyone arriving before 8:00 p.m.).  A hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday and breakfast will be available on Sunday (with leftovers for lunch) for anyone staying over.  If you have saws, axes, and safety gloves, please bring them.  Tools are limited to use by owner only.  Dress in layers, and don't forget your work boots and gloves.   Children under 18 should be supervised by an adult at all times.  Please note: NO PETS ALLOWED.

RSVP by e-mail to Pat Karl - pkarl@princetonblairstown.org.  Please include the number of people (if children are included, their ages), and the day of arrival and departure.  For any questions, please call (908) 362-6765 x1.

2018 SCHEDULE

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Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Soirée Under the Stars

The Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) cordially invites the Greater Princeton community to attend a Soirée Under the Stars at Springdale Golf Club on October 12, 2018 from 7-10 pm. All proceeds from the event will support the Center’s innovative programs for vulnerable youth with a particular emphasis on the organization’s Summer Bridge Program, a one-week leadership program designed to reduce summer learning loss and increase social emotional learning (SEL) skills.

The evening of fun and philanthropy will include passed hors d’oeuvres and international fare; sangria, beer, and wine; and live music. In addition, we will present the 2018 Frank Broderick Award.

For tickets, please visit princetonblairstown.org/benefit-tickets

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Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Autumn Adventure Fest Community Day

Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) is hosting our 2nd annual Autumn Adventure Fest Community Day on Sunday, October 7th from 11-4 (rain or shine) and Tricky Tray Fundraiser for our 110th anniversary. Please come join us for a day of family fun. PBC will be offering free recreation programs – push yourself out of your comfort zone on our new Climbing Tower and Bouldering Wall; enjoy a beautiful autumn hike or relax while canoeing/kayaking on Bass Lake or visiting our vendor booths, along with face painting, live music and tricky tray prizes (tickets for sale at event – sheet of 25 for $5.00) in addition to a 50/50 raffle.

Vendors include:Thirty One, Hempworx CBD Oil, Scentsy, Paparazzi, Pampered Chef, Usborne Books, Perfectly Posh, String Happy Art, Hands of Light by Rosemary, Young Living Essentials Oil, Color Street by Christine, Julie Young Skin Care Products, Tatiana’s Handmade Jewelry, Touchstone Crystals, Origami Owl, White Pillar Candles, Kaleidoscope Enrichment, J&N Soto Designs, Blazy Blue Creations, Cardington Creations and others.

Each Vendor is donating a tricky tray item for our fundraiser (tricky tray items will be out during Community Day, with calling of prizes starting at 2:30 p.m.). Other Tricky Tray donations include gift cards from Gourmet Gallery, The Pandan Room, Hong Kong Palace, Voulas, Panther Pub, Barber on Main, Wildtree, Brook Hollow Winery, Dales Market, Tranquillity Farms, and Fitness Empire, along with $25 gift cards from Amazon, a Fly Fishing Kit from Not Just Flies, Kids activity basket, among others. A full list will be on our website about 1 week prior to the event. 

PBC will be serving an Oktoberfest menu featuring Bavarian Pretzel Sticks, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Smashed Potatoes, Vegetarian Chili, Butternut Squash Pierogis, and much more. All-you-can-eat wristbands are $16.00/adult and $8.00/for children – ages 3-12(or for just 1 plate – $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children). Served 11:30-3:00.

Live music with Joe Cirotti (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzhpb67M2-k&feature=share) and Local Musician Lee Larson (leelarsonmusic.com)

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RULES FOR RAFFLE AND TRICKY TRAY

LIST OF PRIZES

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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