Mid-Summer Camp Update

We cannot believe it is almost August. This has been one of the fastest and slowest summers we have ever had up at camp. We have done some great work projects and fire mitigation, seen some of our camp and alum communities through our day-use and overnight campground programs, taken the Mental Health First Aid course, cultivated new understandings and are developing strategies around DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) issues at camp, helped run a successful family retreat and other programs at The Nature Place and much more…but it simply hasn’t compared to a summer with our campers and staff.

We did want to give you a quick update on a few upcoming events and important dates.

  • We will open enrollment for 2021 the first week of August. We will let you know (via email) when the enrollment is live so you can login and fill out the 2021 enrollment form at that time. Please know that families who were enrolled for the 2020 summer will have priority enrollment until September 1st, 2020. Upon enrollment for 2021, any deposits/money credited from 2020 will be fully refundable until February 1st, 2021.

Our dates for 2021 are as follows:

  • First Session (Big Spring/High Trails month-long program): June 13-July 13, 2021

  • Second Session (Big Spring/High Trails month-long program): July 17-August 16, 2021

  • Sanborn Junior First Session (15 day program): June 13-June 27, 2021

  • Sanborn Junior Second Session (15 day program): June 29-July 13, 2021

  • Sanborn Junior Third Session (15 day program): July 17-July 31, 2021.

  • Sanborn Junior Fourth Session (15 day program): August 2-August 16, 2021

  • We have added available dates to our overnight camping and day hiking sites through the end of August (we heard there might be some delays in school openings…).

  • We ALSO have added morning horseback riding to our day-use offerings–so if it works for your late summer schedule, visit our website to learn more and to sign up for a morning ride, then take an afternoon hike on the property!

We will continue to be in touch and we will also continue to post relevant updates on our blog.

We hope you have had moments, like we have, to #FindYourSummerSelves and we hope you have a great last month of summer.

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Ariella Rogge
About Ariella Rogge

Ariella started her career at Sanborn when she was twelve. After five years of camper and five years of Sanborn staff experience, she continued her work with kids in the high school classroom. Ariella and her family returned to Sanborn in 2001 to take on the Program Director role which she held til 2012. She and Elizabeth Marable became co-directors of High Trails in 2013. She lists mountain golf, Gymkhana, climbing mountains and making Pad Thai in the backcountry as some of her favorite activities at camp. Ariella received a B.A. in English from Colorado College and is a certified secondary English educator,an ACCT Level 2 Ropes Course Technician, an ARC lifeguard, an AHA CPR trainer and WEMT. She lives at camp with her husband, two sons, 8 chickens, 2 salamanders, 2 hermit crabs and 1 cat.