2014
Camp Dates

Month Long Sessions

First Term:
June 15-July 15

Second Term:
July 18-Aug 17


Sanborn Junior

First Term:
June 15-June 29
Second Term:
July 1-July 15
Third Term:
July 18-Aug 1
Fourth Term:
Aug 3-Aug 17

Mission Statement

To live together in the outdoors building
a sense of self, a sense of community, a
sense of the earth, and a sense of wonder through fun and adventure.

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Welcome!

Since 1948, Sanborn Western Camps have been creating outdoor experiences of exceptional quality and depth. Our fun, relaxed atmosphere and caring staff provide a supportive environment for individual growth in self-confidence, independence, and awareness of others. Each child's contributions are valued in a community based on mutual respect and shared adventures. Learn more about our Colorado summer camps for girls and boys by requesting a catalog and DVD when you see Artie the Abert squirrel!

Surrounded by spectacular wilderness areas and stunning peaks, Big Spring Ranch for Boys and High Trails Ranch for Girls lie at an elevation of 8700 feet in the center of Colorado, 35 miles west of Colorado Springs. The camps own more than 6000 acres of open pine forest, wildflower meadows and rocky bluffs, an unparalleled setting for outdoor adventures.

Each year the camp community consists of campers and staff members from over 40 states and 10 countries, providing opportunities to make new friends from many places. Our permanent staff of 25 educators and support personnel work throughout the year to provide depth and consistency of programming as well as outstanding well-maintained facilities.

Colorado Outdoor Education Center/Sanborn Western Camps is a 501c3 non-profit.
To donate to our Sandy and Laura Sanborn Scholarship Fund, please visit our .

Our Blog

  • Surprise and Possibility: A Confession

    Thu, April 17 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Frog knocked at Toad's door. "Toad, wake up," he cried. "Come out and see how wonderful the winter...

  • Zen Masters, Unite and Write!

    Wed, April 16 2014 at 4:42 PM

    As community building and preparation for the summer, each camp creates a staff-only Facebook group so staff can...

  • News from Camp: April 1, 2014

    Mon, March 31 2014 at 9:51 PM

    We will be heading into the high mountains soon! A few of our summer birds, including bluebirds and robins, have...

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Sanborn Western Camps/Colorado Outdoor Education Center is an equal opportunity service provider and employer

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Visit the Why Camp? Why Now? section of the website details why a camp experience is more important now than ever before.

"He loves the camp's locale and the opportunity to be an outdoorsman. After two summers I've never heard him be negative about anyone or anything. It's as if he is spending one month every year in paradise."

-Parent from Tulsa, OK-

"For the first time ever, I heard her say that she felt smart. This was worth every penny."

-Parent from Carbondale, CO-