At High Trails Ranch, kids create a personalized experience by choosing trips and activities that most appeal to them. For example, if your interest is a horse camp experience, you can sign up for horseback riding, plus—depending on your age—a multi-day “pack” trip. Beyond the “regular” activities and trips, there is also special age-specific programming that provides greater physical challenges or community service and leadership skills, or “hard skills” like rock climbing, camping/backpacking, riding, etc.).
A fun introduction to Leave No Trace outdoor ethics and camping, during this program, new third and fourth grade campers meet such characters as The Bad Packer, Lucinda Lightning, and Herman the Bear (quite friendly and he loves marshmallows!). Practices include setting up tents, building one-match fires, and creating the perfect s'more!
CampOUT(Outdoor Use Techniques)
This program gives 5th-6th graders the opportunity to create a solid set of backcountry, riding or rock climbing skills. Among the choices are the Horseback CampOUT, Backcountry CampOUT and for sixth graders, Rock Climbing CampOUT. Each CampOUT progam consists of two fantastic “All Days”, an overnight, and a Saturday Special. A Horseback CampOUT, would have one All Day Ride, one Wrangler All Day, a Two-Day Horse Trip, plus weekly riding lessons – basically a horse camp experience spread through the entire camping session!
In this “course”, 7th graders have an opportunity to learn orienteering, topographical map reading, basic wilderness first aid, and shelter building, PLUS you can take a "Lone Vigil" and climb a 14,000 foot mountain peak.
Peaks To Performance
The SOLE, CORE, and the JC/Outbacker programs are the foundation for the Peaks to Performance multi-year experience for 8th, 9th, and 10th grade campers. The goal of this specialized experience is to encourage campers to take responsibility and make a positive difference at Sanborn, their school, environment and community. The desired outcomes and expected behaviors for the program are detailed in Peaks to Performance and involve individual and team development plus problem solving and management skills.
If horseback riding is your passion and you want to learn more about caring for them or spend time riding, the Sanborn horse camp in Colorado is a perfect place to spend your summer vacation. Campers of all ages can create a unique, Colorado summer camp experience by choosing from our horseback riding programs and trips.