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Welcome to Sanborn Western Camps

Creating outdoor experiences of exceptional quality and depth since 1948.

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A Colorado summer camp for boys, ages 9 – 16. Campers enjoy a variety of activities such as camping, riding, canoeing, fishing, swimming, and some incredible trips — including 14,000 ft. mountain climbs and backpacking in the Rockies.

Summer 2018
First Term: June 10 - July 10
Second Term: July 13 - Aug 12
Cost: $5,100

A Colorado summer camp for girls, ages 9 – 16. High Trails provides the perfect combination of outdoor adventures, fun, friendships, relaxation, and life skills development. High Trails also offers exciting trips including horseback riding, mountain climbing and backpacking.

Summer 2018
First Term: June 10 - July 10
Second Term: July 13 - Aug 12
Cost: $5,100

A Colorado summer camp for children in the 1st – 4th grades (ages 7-10). This two-week program introduces youngsters to camping and provides an outstanding outdoor mountain camp experience.

Summer 2018
First Term: June 10 - June 24
Second Term: June 26 - July 10
Third Term: July 13 - July 27
Fourth Term: July 29 - Aug 12
Cost: $2,700

Camp Experience

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.. Our campers, parents, staff and alums love Sanborn Western Camps, but don’t take our word for it, read some of our reviews.

Camp Atmosphere

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.

Camp Community

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 30 educators and support personnel work throughout the year to provide depth and consistency of programming as well as outstanding well-maintained facilities.