Sanborn Western Camps

About Sanborn Western Camps

Sanborn Western Camps is a Non-Profit outdoor adventure residential camp in Colorado. Sanborn provides a unique opportunity to benefit from quality time spent in the natural world as a teacher, mentor and friend to kids from all over the world. We give kids the opportunity to grow as young men and women while participating in a variety of outdoor activities such as climbing 14,000 ft peaks, riding horses, canoeing, rock climbing and fishing just to name a few.

Sanborn Western Camps is located at elevation of 8600 ft in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, 35 miles west of Colorado Springs.

We hope the information below will inspire you to want be a part of our team! The Space, Time, and People of Sanborn are three key aspects of who we are and set the stage for life changing experiences. We hope you’ll check us out.

SPACE: We are located on 6,000 private acres surrounded by 35,000 acres of National Forest and the 6,000 acre Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. The wildflower-filled mountain meadows, open pine forests, expansive aspen groves and rocky bluffs are ideal settings for horseback riding, camping out, backpacking and other camp activities.

TIME: We are committed to a longer session. Most campers come for a month, and many younger campers come for 15 days. This time at camp allows for great adventures but also the opportunity to build a strong community and to develop meaningful relationships. Our staff members are powerful mentors, leaders, and friends who can truly impact the lives of the campers while building peer relationships that last a lifetime.

PEOPLE: Campers and staff come from all over the country and 6-10 foreign countries. People with all sorts of backgrounds, interests, and skills come to Sanborn to learn new skills, develop their strengths and grow as individuals within a caring, challenging and supportive community.

Our Mission: To live together in the Outdoors, developing a Sense of Self, a Sense of Community, a Sense of the Earth and a Sense of Wonder, through Fun and Adventure.


Camp Counselor

May 2018 - August 2018 Colorado Springs, CO
“Everything. Unique camp with expansive property and tons of different activities to do. Great adventures outside of camp grounds like hiking 14ers and visiting other beautiful locations. Happy energetic proud employees who all make sure they are not just doing their jobs but having a blast while at it. They provide housing, Three great hot meals a day, and do laundry. You have plenty of time off and free time. They have legit all the equipment you will need. ”

Camp Counselor

June 2019 - August 2019 Florissant, CO
“All of it. I got to spend my summer in a beautiful place with amazing kids enjoying the outdoors. My coworkers were amazing people who inspired me regularly. I am so excited to be returning this summer. ”
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