Sanborn Junior Summer Camps for KidsThe two-week Sanborn Junior program is a Colorado summer camp designed to provide an outstanding outdoor mountain camp experience for children who have completed the first through the fourth grades, generally ages 7-10.
Sanborn provides a perfect initial camping experience for younger children; and we also offer month-long sessions at our boys camp and girls camp, which include teen camp leadership experiences for older kids, up to age 16.
Safety and SecurityOur junior camps offer a wide variety of age appropriate activities and adventures that make each day challenging, fun and exciting for our junior campers. While encouraging initiative and independence, our caring, professional, year-round staff creates an environment that is also rich in individual attention, caring and sensitivity for boys and girls who may be away from home overnight for their first time.
Parents and children alike can feel entirely comfortable with Sanborn as their choice for summer camps. Our facilities are comfortable, our staff is exceptional, and an RN is onsite at all times providing 24-hour per day infirmary care. Located on 12,000 acres of beautiful wilderness in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, we are only 35 miles from the city of Colorado Springs.
Our summer camps provide an ideal balance of “down time” -- which is so important
for today’s youth whose lives are often overscheduled even in elementary school
–- and a host of fun activities, which include hiking, horseback riding,
an overnight camping experience with the magic of a campfire and a million
stars overhead, and all the memorable activities of the perfect camp
experience. To get a sense of the boys’ and girls’ experience at our junior
camp, we invite you to visit our Typical Schedule page and/or click here
for a sample day in the life at Sanborn Junior summer camps.
BenefitsOur Colorado camp experience provides youngsters between 7 and 10 with the experience of being away from home in a safe environment for a short time period (juniors’ sessions are two weeks each) while also promoting increased independence, success in community living, and making new friends. Although we never forget our camps’ focus on providing a great time, we also know that experiencing the wonder and beauty of natural wilderness and learning new skills in the outdoors enhances youngsters’ self-confidence and teaches a number of foundational skills that will serve the child well his or her whole life. Indeed this is the fundamental philosophy of Sanborn camps.
"He was definitely more independent! He
learned how to make friends and was proud
of his accomplishments." --- Austin, TX-
"She gained independence and
self-confidence through challenging and novel experiences.
The changes from her
normal home friends to friends from across the country opened
her mind to
different life styles and choices." -- Millburn, NJ
Camps are For Fun!Of course the most important part of our summer camps for kids is simply having fun! While parents might appreciate the personal growth their children experience at our Sanborn Junior camps, it’s the plain, old-fashioned outdoor fun they have each and every day that keep the gigantic grins on their faces -- and keeps Sanborn boys and the girls coming back year after year!
Click here to request an Information Packet, Camp Catalog and Sanborn Western Camps DVD– or simply give us a call today: We love answering any and all questions about summer camp and your child's summer camp experience. 719-748-3341