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

Donate to Sanborn Camps

Sanborn Western Camps/Colorado Outdoor Education Center is a non-profit 501c3 organization.  All donations are tax deductible. Gifts of cash or marketable securities are welcome.  Contributions may be sent to Jerry McLain, Director of Development, Sanborn Camps, P.O. Box 167, Florissant, CO 80816.    Jerry will be happy to answer questions (719) 748-3341 or via email: jerry@sanbornwesterncamps.com.

Annual Giving at Sanborn Western Camps 

Sanborn Western Camps and Colorado Outdoor Education Center have two annual funds: 

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. In addition to contributing to the general scholarship fund, it is also possible to provide the tuition 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.  

This unrestricted fund is used to help outfit our activities and trips with first-class equipment, to support facility improvements, to hire and train an outstanding staff, and to maintain the overall quality of the camp and outdoor education programs.  Income from this fund is used to supplement other camp revenues and to help keep tuition as reasonable as possible.
The John Austin Cheley Foundation

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.