News from Camp: January 1, 2020

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Happy New Year to all of our friends across the world. As we reflect on the happy moments and blessings of 2019, we are so grateful for the wonderful campers, staff members, friends and alums who are such an important part of our lives. And, as we look ahead to 2020, we are especially excited about the friendships and adventures that will occur at Big Spring, High Trails, and Sanborn Junior next summer.

High Trails Co-Director Elizabeth Marable and Big Spring Co-Director Mike Adler will be heading out in mid-January with the new digital slide show about a summer at Sanborn Western Camps and look forward to seeing many of you as they tour the Midwest. On January 15, they will visit Denver; beginning January 25, they will be in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. Those of you who are on our mailing list will receive information in the mail and all the details are posted in the Parents section on our website. It is a great program and takes less than an hour so plan to join us!

We have a lot of projects underway to make 2020 another great summer! We are looking at every aspect of our program and pursuing ways to make it better. We’re ordering the equipment we will need and hiring the staff who will become our outstanding counselors, wranglers, assistant counselors, and ridge leaders next summer. We have already had an excellent response from our 2019 staff and are looking forward to working with many of them again next summer.

Our maintenance crew is hard at work on facility improvement projects; our mechanic is busy servicing all of our vehicles; our cooks are creating new menus and adding delicious new recipes. We have a long list of things we hope to accomplish before next summer!

We have had quite a bit of snow so far so are looking forward to beautiful wildflowers and green grass next summer. The horses are enjoying their winter vacation at Fishcreek and we see lots of deer and elk around the ranch. Our winter birds are flocking to the feeders we have placed around the office.

Enrollment is well underway for 2020 and several age groups are full or nearly full. We are always happy to send our brochure to interested families. And, of course, our website has lots of information plus some super videos. Our directors are always happy to talk with families who have questions about a summer at Big Spring, High Trails or Sanborn Junior.

We hope that your holidays have been wonderful and that each of you will have the best New Year ever!

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Jane Sanborn
About Jane Sanborn

Jane began her career as a counselor at High Trails and has worked with the camps and COEC since graduating from Colorado College with a degree in English and Education. She served as the Director/Program Director of High Trails from 1970-99, and as the Executive Director of COEC for many years. She retired as Executive Director in October 2017, and assumed the role of Director of Development. Jane is also active in the American Camp Association and has served in many leadership roles. Currently, she is the Program Chair for the ACA National Conference and sits on the National Public Policy Committee.