Parent Update #6

Dear Camp Families–

Happy Tuesday! We are so excited for our first campers to arrive next weekend! We wanted to reach out with a few pre-arrival updates and some information that will help make Opening Day and the summer fun for everyone.

If your camper is not fully vaccinated against COVID and/or the second vaccine dose occurred after May 30th, you must arrive with the printed negative results of a PCR COVID-19 test administered between 6/8/21 and 6/12/21. Your camper will not be admitted into camp without this essential screening test.

Upon arrival, your unvaccinated or undervaccinated camper will be tested again for COVID-19 as part of our initial health screen.

Additional PCR testing for unvaccinated or undervaccinated campers will occur during the first two weeks of camp as part of our COVID Plan.

If your camper IS fully vaccinated against COVID (second vaccine dose occurred BEFORE May 30th) or your camper is bringing their printed results of a POSITIVE COVID test within ninety days of July 13th, your camper WILL NOT be tested for COVID-19 as part of our initial health screen.

Please review this chart for more details regarding vaccination status and its impact on testing, quarantine and cohorts.

Opening Day Arrival Times and Health Screening If you are driving to camp, you should have received an email with your scheduled arrival time on May 28th. If you did not receive that email, please email to be scheduled.

Camper drop off will occur at The Nature Place, located on the Sanborn Western Camps/Colorado Outdoor Education Center campus. Parents will not be allowed to enter the main camp areas this summer. If our community health status allows, camper pick up at the end of each camp session will be at the individual campers’ living units. For more information on Opening Day, please watch our Opening Day Overview video.

Unaccompanied Minor Information For those campers flying to camp as Unaccompanied Minors, the airlines will often ask for the name, address and contact phone number of the individual picking your child up at the airport. If your child is flying, please make note of the following names and numbers of our Sanborn airport representatives so you can complete the required Unaccompanied Minor forms:

If your child is flying into the Denver International Airport (DIA), the main Sanborn representative is:

Jessica Spehar 2000 Old Stage Road Florissant, CO 80816 Cell: 307-321-0952

If your child is flying into the Colorado Springs (COS), the main Sanborn representative is:

Sarah Krumholz 2000 Old Stage Road Florissant, CO 80816 cell: 781-301-1904

Policies Review Please review our 2021 Policies Review with information about the Covid Commitment, technology at camp, care packages (no food, please), appropriate footwear, and more. Please refer to this attachment and to our website if you have questions regarding our camp policies.

Missing Forms and Payment If you are unsure if you have missing forms or still need to finalize payment for tuition, camper accounts or rentals, please login to your Camp InTouch account and navigate to the “Forms” tab or the “Financial Management” tab to confirm payment and forms finalization.

We cannot wait for Opening Day to arrive and we thank you in advance for helping us create a respectful, responsible and resilient community at Sanborn this summer! If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to call 719-748-3341.

All the best, The Sanborn Camps Team

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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.