2017
Camp Dates

Month Long Sessions

First Term:
June 11-July 11

Second Term:
July 14-Aug 13


Sanborn Junior

First Term:
June 11-June 25
Second Term:
June 27-July 11
Third Term:
July 14-July 28
Fourth Term:
July 30-Aug 13

What Can I Do? 

The Big Spring Program Progression
The following is a generalized list of age-specific programs, it is NOT a comprehensive collection of what is offered to each age group.  As a camper returns each year, the trip and activity offerings change to include more age-specific offerings so that there's always something new to try no matter how long you've been coming to camp.  If you have any further questions about activities or trips offered, please feel free to call camp.
3rd, 4th and 5th Graders
  • Opportunity for two and three-day horseback riding overnights
  • Opportunity to climb a 13,000 or 14,000 foot peak
  • Learn and practice Leave No Trace Outdoor ethics during Mountain Odyssey
  • Specialized arts and crafts activities
  • Big Spring Mile Club (30, 50 and 100)
  • Saturday Special options include: Rock Climbing, Air Rifles, Fishing, Archery, Bouldering, Riding Lessons, Swimming, Tennis, etc.
  • Overnight trips focusing on: Astronomy, Capture the Flag, Fishing, Photography, Survival Skills, Tubing on a river, etc.
6th Graders
  • Opportunity to backpack and/or climb 13,000 or 14,000 foot peaks
  • Technical Rock Climbing All Days and Overnights
  • Canoeing All Days and Overnights
  • Many off-the ranch all day trips
  • "Lone Vigil" Overnight experience
  • Big Spring Mile Club (30, 50 and 100)
  • Other overnight trip opportunities include:  Horse trips, Mountain Climbs, Survival Skills, Capture the Flag, Astronomy, etc.
  • Saturday Special opportunities include: Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Riflery, Fishing, Riding Lessons, Swimming, Tennis, etc.
7th Graders
  • Opportunity to climb multiple mountains, including 14,000 foot peaks
  • Mountain Biking All Days and Overnights
  • Multi-day Horseback Riding Pack Trips
  • "Lone Vigil" Overnight experience
  • Big Spring Mile Club (30, 50 and 100)
  • Other Overnight trip opportunities include: Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Backpacking, Fishing, Astronomy, Photography, etc.
  • Saturday Special opportunities include: Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Riflery, Fishing, Riding Lessons, Swimming, Tennis, etc.
8th Graders
  • SOLE Program (Sanborn Outdoor Leadership Experience)
  • Multi-day Horseback Riding Pack Trips
  • Multi-day Backpacking/Mountain Climbing Trips
  • Opportunity to Climb Multiple 14,000 foot peaks
  • Big Spring Mile Club (30, 50 and 100)
  • Weekly Coed Programming/Activities
  • Saturday Special opportunities include: Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Riflery, Fishing, Riding Lessons, Triathlon training, Tennis, etc.
9th Graders
  • CORE Program (Community OutReach Experience)
  • Multi-day Horseback Riding Pack Trips
  • Multi-day Backpacking/Mountain Climbing Trips
  • Opportunity to Climb Multiple 14,000 foot peaks
  • Big Spring Mile Club (30, 50 and 100)
  • Weekly Coed Programming/Activities
  • Saturday Special opportunities include: Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Riflery, Fishing, Riding Lessons, Triathlon training, Tennis, etc