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

Sandy & Laura Sanborn Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to deserving young people who could not otherwise attend Big Spring or High Trails. Awards are also made to schools which attend High Trails Outdoor Education Center to enable low-income students  to participate in the residential program with their classes.

Please call 719-748-3341 to request a scholarship application.  Applications and their accompanying references must be completed and received by December 15th of the previous camp season.  Scholarships are typically awarded during February.

Along with a completed scholarship application, the Scholarship Committee utilizes the following guidelines for considering scholarship applications:
  • New applicants must be current 5th-9th graders.
  • Returning camper applicants may be current 6th-10th graders.
  • There is no limit to the number of years scholarships can be awarded to one camper.
  • We do not offer scholarships for our Sanborn Junior program.
We wish to provide a Sanborn camp experience to as many children as possible, thus we appreciate the continuing support of our camp parents, alums, and staff.  Along with contributing to the general scholarship fund, it is also possible to for a specific camper selected by the Scholarship Committee and to receive information and reports about that camper’s experience at Big Spring or High Trails.

Sanborn Western Camps is an Associate Camp for the John Austin Cheley Foundation.  The John Austin Cheley Foundation funds need-based camperships for high potential youth to attend extended-stay wilderness summer camps that have a proven track record of positively impacting youth development.  The John Austin Cheley Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation that was established in 1989 and, since then, has provided more than 700 camperships to campers from 31 states and one foreign country, attending a total of 6 Associate Camps. For more information and to , please visit the JACF website.