Blazing A Trail: A Night Celebrating Empowering Youth Outdoors

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Blazing A Trail: A Night Celebrating Empowering Youth Outdoors

Celebrate helping Hudson County teens experience empowering outdoor adventures with hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, and views of New York City.

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Antique Loft 33 Newark St Hoboken, NJ 07030

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BLAZING A TRAIL

Team Wilderness is excited to announce Blazing a Trail: A Night Celebrating Empowering Youth Outdoors! The event is taking place Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Antique Loft in Hoboken. Celebrate with hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, and views of the New York City skyline. We will look back on a year of outdoor adventures and honor County Commissioner Bill O'Dea for all his contributions to the community.

Proceeds from the event will go to our Photo Club in memory of photographer Rich McCormack. Rich was a true native son of Jersey City who photographed Hudson County for over thirty years.

Photo Club teaches youth how to use a professional camera. Weekend trips into the wilderness allow for an emphasis on nature photography. Youth display their work in quarterly galleries and profits from sold pieces go directly to the youth artist that created them.

Research confirms that direct contact with nature increases mental health, decreases toxic stress, and increases focus, positive thinking and self-confidence. Children and teens benefit from experiences in nature more than any other population, particularly in the area of academic performance. However, youth of color and urban youth in New Jersey are three times more likely to live in nature-deprived areas. Reviewed as a whole, this information paints a bleak picture for our urban teens.

We are closing this nature gap! In 2021, we helped nearly 350 youth discover the wilderness through outdoor excursions, a 65% increase from 2020 and a 142% increase from 2019. In 2021, 95% of our youth reported that it gave them more confidence to deal with adversity in their personal and academic lives and 82% reported that being in nature helped reduce their stress.

Help us keep the momentum going by attending our Blazing a Trail event!

Getting There & Info

  • Antique Loft is one block from the Hoboken PATH and Light Rail stops.
  • Parking Garage B is two blocks from Antique Loft located at 28 2nd St in Hoboken.
  • Attire is business casual.
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