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.
* For returning campers only
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 donation page.
Thu, May 9 2013 at 3:20 PM
In a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled "10 Things....Summer Camps Won't Tell You," and I was struck...
Wed, May 8 2013 at 10:49 PM
Tenacity. Persevarance. Spirit. Unbridled adventure. A deep respect for the natural world and the lessons it teaches...
Mon, May 6 2013 at 11:44 AM
May is a busy, exciting month here at camp. In a week or so, the tents will go up along the Big Spring ridges, after,...
Sanborn Western Camps/Colorado Outdoor Education Center is an equal opportunity service provider and employer