COVID Commitment 2021

The following statements represent your commitment–as a camper, a camp parent, a staff member or a member of the leadership team–to make this Sanborn Summer 2021 the most supportive, respectful and trusting camp environment possible.

We agree to:

  • Engage in low-to-no risk activities for 10-14 days prior to arrival at camp
  • Travel to and from camp in a manner that minimizes the risk of COVID exposure as much as possible
  • Practice healthy habits before and during camp including: regular hand washing, consistent hydration, getting good rest, eating well, and honestly communicating how I am feeling
  • Respect others’ COVID experience; seek to understand other peoples’ understandings and build authentic, honest respect for people in and outside of the cohort community
  • Share feelings and advocate for individual needs
  • Listen to and respect staff members, trip leaders, and the Sanborn leadership team
  • Participate in required COVID testing, including a pre-camp molecular PCR test sample obtained 3-4 days prior to the first day of my camp session
  • Wear a mask as asked to protect myself, my friends, my staff members and camp as a whole
  • Challenge myself and engage in camp with the support of my staff members, trip leaders and friends, realizing that the camp program may look different than in years past
  • Make the most of each day and discover new opportunities
  • Have lots of fun with my friends
  • Realize that each camper is an important part of this community; and adds unique value, perspective, strengths and skills to Sanborn

On Sundays, we typically gather as a large camp community for a non-denominational “Vespers” or “Sunday Rocks” experience. Together we read our Closing:

Nothing is simple and alone. The breathing mountains, the living stones, each blade of grass, the clouds, the rain, each star, the beasts, the birds and the invisible spirits of the air. We are all one, indivisible, nothing that any of us does but affects us all.

This is THE summer for camp. We do hard things at camp. We have fun at camp. We share experiences at camp. We make friends at camp. We help each other learn and grow and be healthy at camp.

We cannot wait for you to join us!

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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 and then Ariella became the High Trails Director in 2020. In the fall of 2022 she became the Director of Sanborn Western Camps, overseeing the director teams of both Big Spring and High Trails. 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 and NREMT and WEMT. She lives in Florissant in the summer and in Green Mountain Falls during the school year so she can stay involved with the busy lives of her husband, Matt, and two teenage sons, Lairden and Karsten.