Sara Vinson, Morgan Battaglia, & Catherine Pringle
Hi you guys! My name is Catherine Pringle and I am a past camper here at Sanborn a couple years back. I am currently a sophomore at Oklahoma State University and am studying Human Development and Family Sciences and am specializing in Pre-Health and minoring in Nutritional Sciences. I would love to be a future hospice nurse or just a regular nurse for the elderly when I am older and graduate from all my schooling. I absolutely love to workout, stay healthy, and have personal and deep relationships with people. Sanborn is the perfect place where you can establish these lifelong friendships. I love responsibility and have recently loved to speak in public which is really scary because I never thought that would happen. Colorado is one of my favorite places on Earth and I am beyond joyful to be here this summer, this is such a lucky opportunity for me! Mountain biking, hiking, running, yoga, learning about the environment, and going to the Nature Place are just a few of my favorite things that Sanborn has for fun. Cheers to Sanborn 2014!
Hey campers, my name’s Morgan! I am a Colorado native; born in Pueblo West, moved to Colorado Springs, and will be moving to Gunnison in August after camp to go to school at Western State Colorado University to study environmental sciences and outdoor leadership. I am SO excited to get to be a part of the High Trails gang this summer! I go to school just a couple hours away in Gunnison, CO. I am very excited about getting to be outdoors, getting to be around a lot of happy people, getting to experience a ton of new adventures this summer, and getting to know all of you new and returning campers!
Sarah LeBrun, Mary Boyd, and Kylie Vande Mheen
Hola chicas! This is my first summer at High Trails and I am absolutely ecstatic to get started on the shenanigans with all of you wonderful girls. I’m originally from the great city of Omaha, Nebraska but spend the school year out in Maryville, Missouri. When I’m not studying for International Business you can usually catch me on the dance floor jamming out to Taylor Swift. I love making new friends and adventuring, so I have a feeling this is going to be a summer for the books!!!
Hey ya’ll! I am super excited for the adventures in store for us this summer! I go to Eastern Kentucky University and I am studying Public Health. I have been a camp counselor the past two summers at a tiny camp located in the hills of KY BUT I am looking forward to the change of scenery in CO (for the first time!). I love playing soccer, running, yoga, crafting and being outside and I am super excited to do all of this with kids this summer! I love being silly, doing loud camp cheers and eating S’MORES WITH PEANUT BUTTER! I have recently gotten into rock climbing and love each new challenge it brings. I CANNOT wait for this summer!! OH YEahhh!
Carly Holthaus, Heather Hatcher, & Bri Bader
I’m the new kid, Carly & I’m from Kentucky. My university is in Louisville, & home is suuuuper close to Cincinnati. I root for the Redlegs & Bengals, hang out on the riverfront with the live music, sell bread & coffee at a farmers’ market or work at a bike shop, watch documentaries, & drag my friends around doing new sometimes weird things. I study environmental studies & Spanish, & have camped my entire life, although I haven’t done much on the summer camp circuit as of yet. I like the color olive green, my favorite vegetable’s a tomato, & I like random facts. I’ve been outside of the states for a bit so Colorful CO will be such a welcome treat! Soooo ready for fresh mountain air, campfire smellgood smoke, & hanging out with some cool kids.
Hello Folks! My name is Heather and I currently attend Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff studying Early Childhood and Special Education. I have been a swim instructor for ten years ad karate in structure for two, so I love teaching and constantly seeing my student grow. I love drawing, photo/videography, backpacking, and anything pertaining to the outdoors. My stoke-o-meter is out the roof, and I can’t wait to have fun and travel with everyone with summer! Don’t be afraid to talk to me about anything, I love making friends and helping out in any situation.
Annie McDevitt, Jenna Howard, and Makenzie Goldstein
I am so excited to be returning to camp for my second summer on staff! I will be starting my junior year at Knox College after this summer, where I am currently studying Anthropology and Sociology. I love to do anything artsy, whether it’s music or drawing you can count me in! I love being in the outdoors, doing many different activities like sitting under a tree and reading a good book, going on long hikes, and exploring new places. I can’t wait for all of the amazing adventures and memories that will be created this summer!!
Hi everyone!! I am so excited to return to High Trails this year, after being a 4 year camper! I study at St. Lawrence University in the middle of nowhere, New York. At school, I am the captain of the Dance Team and a member of SLU Buddies where I mentor middle school students. When I’m home in Connecticut, I am a volunteer at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center where I help people with disabilities ride horses. I am so unbelievably excited for camp this summer and I can’t wait to go on trail rides, hike to the bat caves, watch shooting stars at Sunday Rocks and eat endless amounts of Chippy Dippy bars!!
Hi, everyone! I’m Jenna and I’m super excited for this summer! I grew up in Wisconsin but now I’m a freshman at Colorado State University studying Civil Engineering and International Studies. I think my 7 summers as a camper at Sanborn may have had an impact on my college choice– I love Colorado! This summer I’m hoping to climb some mountains, ride some horses, sleep under the stars, and laugh ’til my stomach hurts. And, who could forget those s’mores? It’s going to be great; I can’t to see all the friendships built!
Shannon Gardner, Meghan Rixey, and Genevieve Gregory
Silver Spruce West
Hi guys! I’m from Rochester, NY but this year my family moved to Columbus, OH which has been super exiting! I’m a psychology major at Ohio State, as well as a Buckeye football fan! I love the outdoors, photography, traveling, working with kids & meeting new people! I’ve never been to Colorado & I’m so excited to have an adventure this summer at High Trails
Someone once asked me if I could live off of chocolate for the rest of my life. Without hesitation I looked at them and whispered “I already do”. And so here I am, Genevieve Gregory, the chocolate lover extraordinaire! Not only am I a connoisseur of all things cocoa but I also love being outdoors and going to school. Lucky for me, at my college Gonzaga University, I can do both. Some of my favorite activities are sneaking away to study out by the majestic Spokane River as well as going on crazy beautiful hikes and snowshoe trips in the Inland Northwest’s version of the Rocky Mountains! Next year, though, I will be bidding Spokane, Washington goodbye and heading off to Pune, India where my study abroad expeditions are sure to take me on some thrilling adventures. Many would say Camp is my middle name and I am so excited for this upcoming summer at Sanborn! Let’s just say, I will bring extra chocolate to share.
Hello! My name is Meghan Rixey and I’m originally from Cabin John, Maryland (just outside of DC). I just finished up my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh and I am counting down the days to head back to Colorado! This will be my first year as a staff member after two years as a camper and I couldn’t be more excited to be back. I love being active, being outdoors, being active outdoors, and working with kids. Can’t wait to meet you all!
Zena Daole, Erika Davidoff, & Emily Gajewski
Silver Spruce East
I’m Zena, like the warrior princess, but spelled with a Z instead of an X. I am so super excited to be spending my summer in a new place! I have never traveled out of the south and am ready for the new adventures that the summer will offer. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and as much as I love city life, I love to be outdoors even more! I am currently a third year at GSU and am studying Social Work. I can’t wait for campfire smells and s’more makin!
Hi all! Like everyone else I am so super pumped for this summer. This will be my first time in Colorado and I can’t wait for this new adventure. I love to travel (Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and London are crossed off the list already), doing agility with my dog, theatre, horseback riding, photography, learning new things and anything outside. I just graduated from the University of Findlay in Ohio, I don’t quite know where my life is taking me yet, but I’m enjoying the journey.
I spent seven summers as a camper at High Trails and I have been looking forward to my eighth summer, this time as a staff member, for years! I just finished my first year at Princeton University, where I’m majoring in chemical/biological engineering and minoring in neuroscience. I work in a research lab where we’re trying to figure out how addiction is represented in the brain using lasers, mice, and a whole bunch of fancy stuff, and I love talking about science. I’m also the head of the percussion section in the Princeton Band and am constantly drumming on tables, which will serve me well at camp lunches. My favorite things include climbing 14ers, writing, drawing, and hiking around my absolutely beautiful home state of Colorado. My favorite camp memories are my SOLE trip, where we helped CFI cover up an old trail on Mt. Massive, and River All-Days spent tubing and relaxing on the South Platte! I can’t wait to spend a summer eating Chippy Dippy bars, riding horses all around camp property, leading campers on trips and adventures, and, most importantly, deep-cleaning the lodge.
Hannah Blackwood, Brittany Scharmer, & Cheyenne Smith
Cedar Lodge West
Why, hello! I’m Hannah! I grew up in Chicago but currently live in Grand Rapids, Michigan where I am finishing up my sophomore year and studying Elementary Education and Spanish. I enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee, climbing, and just about anything active, but I also love curling up with a good book. I love travelling and was lucky enough to get the chance to study abroad in Peru this past fall which was a blast. I absolutely love camp and the outdoors and I am super stoked to be spending my summer in Colorado. I’ve never been to Sanborn as a camper or on staff, but I’m really excited to see what this summer has in store!
Hello ya’ll! This will be my first time at High Trails but I could not be more excited! I have worked at summer camps before but none with so many outdoor adventures. I grew up on a hobby farm outside of Winona MN so I am all about the outdoors. When I would not be out with all the animals such as the 22 dogs we own or driving around on four-wheeler s I am running, playing soccer, basketball or volleyball or even swimming! I am very much a sporty girl. I have never been to Colorado but I have heard nothing but good things. I can’t wait to go on so many adventures and eat my weight in s’mores!
Greetings! My name is Cheyenne Smith. I have many catchphrase (you just saw one in the first sentence) I’m turning twenty year young this summer, and I don’t know how I feel about that. I’m a 5th generation Coloradan and I’m very proud of that. I went to Sanborn for eight summers and I could not be more excited to come back. I love Sanborn more than any place in the entire world and I truly consider it my home. I think there is something so special about Sanborn, and I can’t wait not to only experience that special something again but also it with new and returning campers and staff.
Barrett Donovan, Alexis Ehrlich, & Blayne Cross
Cedar Lodge East
Hi there folks, Barrett here! I could not be more excited to be back at Sanborn for my second summer to climb a few mountains, craft a few new pairs of fairy wings, and get to know all of the new campers and staff as well as reconnect with old faces! Currently I am studying Environmental Science at Colorado College, raising chickens, and working to start a new Environmental Education program with Colorado College.
Hello! I am very excited to be spending my summer in the beautiful mountains of Colorado with all of you! I am from Rye, NY, which is a small town just outside of New York City, but I have lived in Wilmington, NC for the past four years while attending school. I recently graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a double major in Communication Studies and Sociology and a minor in Leadership Studies. I have an obsession with traveling, meeting new people, eating different foods, and being outdoors. I am eager to move across country and I cannot wait to see what the summer has in store for us!!!
Though I was born and raised in the Lone Star State, I am currently a student of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, pursuing a degree in Business Management with a focus in Human Resources. In my free time I like to hike in the state parks in both Texas and Arkansas. Was a Sanborn camper for 5 summers and loved every moment of it. My favorite camp activities are hiking to Top of the World, climbing 14er’s in Colorado, and Vespers every Sunday evening. I love being outside and traveling.
Top to Bottom: Alice Woods, Emmy Johnson, & Hannah Szabo
Crystal Palace East
Hey y’all, I’m a brand new staff member from Maryland. I grew up outside of DC, but while I love the urban jungle, I love the mountains more! I go to school down in good ol’ North Carolina, studying public policy and gender studies. I can’t wait to make it back to the mountains, where the air is clear, the bugs are tasty (just kidding), the trails make me strong, and I go to bed exhausted every night. True to my DC upbringing, I love politics and debate, and I won’t let anyone hold me down. This summer can’t come fast enough!
I moved from Wisconsin to Colorado 2 years ago for college, and I completely fell in love with the mountains. Wisconsin is a great state, but the only thing I miss from home is my family and my 2 crazy doggies- Butterscotch and Sarge. When I’m not outside enjoying the Rocky Mountains you’ll find me in the library studying Arabic and French or volunteering with my church. I recently completed my second year at the University of Denver, where I work as a residential assistant in the dorms. After spending last summer living and working in the French Alps, I realized how much I love cheese, (dark) chocolate, and espresso. I am beyond excited for this summer at Sanborn and cannot wait to meet everybody!
Hi Sanborn community! I am so excited to finally be working at High Trails after six amazing summers as a camper. I have missed camp so much the past two summers but have filled them with some life-changing travel; I spent one traveling around and living with families in Rwanda and the past summer backpacking through France, Spain, and finally arctic Scandinavia. I love traveling on foot with everything I could ever need in my backpack and I hope to continue to see the world this way. Currently I am a student at the University of Miami but I grew up in St. Louis and the British Virgin Islands where I learned to swim before I could walk. One of my favorite things about hiking and backpacking is stopping to swim in a clear mountain lake (although sometimes in Scandinavia I had to break through some ice before I jumped in). I am over-the-top excited for this summer at camp; I fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning thinking about vespers, reading in an aspen grove, hike-the-pike, chacos, and chippy-dippy bars.
Mary Loomis, Melody Reeves & Mady McVey
Crystal Palace West
Heyoo! I can’t tell you how excited I am for my first season at Sanborn!! I took a gap year which I spent backpacking, traveling and farming before attending college. I am now currently at the University of Vermont where I am studying Environmental Studies and Education. I’m super involved in the outing club at school, so I get to spend plenty of time exploring the great Green Mountains and the Adirondacks in my free time! I think sunflowers are the greatest, you can probably find me wearing a pair of crocs, and I am still waiting for my Hogwarts acceptance letter!! Looking forward to a sunny and fun-filled Colorado summer!!!
Hello Hello Hello! My name is Melody Reeves, and this is my second summer at High Trails! I am from East Tennessee and am in love with the state of Colorado. Laughter, weird faces, accents, costumes, and dancing come with the territory of living the Melody life. I love to have fun and have learned that embracing change, being thankful, eating great food, staying true to who you are and smiling often are what make life genuine. I am a Chaco wearing enthusiast with a constant need for fresh air. My passions in life come from working in the out of doors, helping others, and traveling. I am currently exploring my options of a future career in social work, environmental studies, or non-profits. My biggest fear is of snakes, my favorite color is yellow, and I have been a runner since I was 9 years old. My hobbies are kayaking, pottery, hiking and mowing the lawn (this last one may or may not be because of my dad’s constant persuasion). I am so ready to dream, laugh, challenge, teach, and create with your children! Cannot wait to meet each and every one of you! Bring it on summer 2014!!
This will be my first summer at High Trails and my first summer at any camp for that matter. I am from Golden, Colorado and just finished my first year of college at the University of Denver. Oftentimes, you can find me hanging out in “neature” and soaking up Colorado’s sunshine. I like to test my artistic abilities by crafting with my sorority sisters too. Summer could not come any sooner because I am so excited to meet you all!
Emma Goldstein, Grace Barrett & Evy Royther
Hey Everyone! I’m Emma Goldstein, an East Asian Studies major at Occidental College in Los Angeles. I originally hail from North of the “center of the universe” (haha), New York City. My favorite activities are drawing, studying Buddhism and discovering new music. My favorite art project thus far has been a concentration on “Naturally occurring patterns in fruits and vegetables”, where I spent a semester in High School discovering the intricacies of these life giving foods. I’m super excited for this summer!!! I’m ready to meet some really special people, spend time outside of the two big cities I call home, and channel my wacky side.
Hi y’all! I was a camper at Sanborn for 7 years and I cannot wait for my second summer on staff. Some of my most amazing memories come from campfires and mountain summits at camp so I am so excited for another summer at my favorite place on earth. I am from North Carolina and go to college in Tennessee, where I am studying to be a veterinarian. At school I am also on the varsity field hockey team. So in summery I love the outdoors! Animals, games, trees, basically all my favorite things. I cannot wait for another gorgeous summer in Colorado with beautiful skies and amazing views!
Hey Sanborn! My name is Grace and I’m so excited to be back at camp for the fifth summer. I just finished a NOLS course where I mountaineered through the Himalayas which was life changing and fantastic and I’m getting ready to start my sophomore year at the college of Charleston. My favorite things to do at camp are mountain biking, climbing, dancing, giggling, and of course cleaning the lodge with my fellow ACs. This summer I am excited to practice more yoga, hike everywhere on the ranch, and master spatula spinning.
Megan Blackburn, Liana Hudson & Jane Canter
As an accidental model in a German Coca-Cola ad, I think I have found my passion in life–appearing in obscure ads in other countries. Actually, it’s just a picture of me cliff jumping in Yellow National Park and my true passion is really adventure (and pizza). Therefore, I cannot wait to begin my new adventure at Sanborn. From Idaho, to Oregon, to Colorado, I think it’s safe to say I’m very excited for my first summer in Colorado, and at camp! I am currently a Junior at Colorado State University, studying Food Science & Nutrition. I thoroughly enjoy cooking, running, hiking, and laughing at my own jokes. Get ready for a great summer!!
Hi! I’m Liana from Kansas City, Missouri and currently attending college in Colorado Springs at Colorado College. I run Cross Country and Track for CC and I absolutely love it. In between my Math major and Neuroscience minor, I like to go running (trail running!), ski and do anything active! As an animal lover, one of the hardest parts about college is not being able to have pets! When I got the AC position, I was absolutely stoked! I can’t wait to spend my eight summer there in a community I love. Returning to Sanborn is so exciting and I can’t wait to share my enthusiasm!
Iska Nardie-Warner, Sammi Burrell & Becca Park
Hello friends! I am beyond excited for another amazing summer of adventures here at Sanborn! Though the Rockies are a home away from home to me, my real home is Columbus Ohio. There, I lead Younglife at a local high school, and recently just finished my third year at Ohio State studying environmental science. Some things I love: music and playing guitar, ALL food, Harry Potter, my family, coffee, a good adventure, and also some good rest in my hammock. But most of all, I love being outside, laughing, and enjoying life surrounded by friends, so I am so pumped to get to do all of that all summer long.
Hey there! I’m so stoked to be returning to Sanborn for my second year on staff after this, my sophomore, year at Whitman College. I grew up in St. Louis summers where you melt if you’re not submerged in a pool, but it lead me to develop my secret talent: making my fish face. Apart from studying, at school I spend my time hiking, cooking, playing ultimate, and relaxing out in sun. This summer you’ll find me keen for any adventure, especially if it includes a mountain of some sort! I always like to keep in mind that you can always tell how much fun you’ve had in a day by how much dirt you rinse off and how hungry you are! Can’t wait for all the adventuring to begin, here’s to the summer!
Hello! I was born in Memphis, Tennesse, but have spent the past year studying in Atlanta, and couldn’t be more excited about spending my first summer in Colorado- I’ve almost forgotten what a mountain looks like! My favorite pastimes are recreational running, rock climbing, and traveling, and I also have a passion for sushi! Mmmm. At school, I am involved in the Outdoor Club and my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. One of my proudest accomplishments is running a marathon with my dad last year, and I plan on doing even more. I am beyond stoked to meet all of the fabulous high trails ladies in the lovely Colorado wilderness. Can’t wait for this summer’s adventures!
Avery Katz, Ellen Cromack, & Kaiti Kinshella
HI! My name is Ellen Cromack and I grew up in San Antonio, Texas. I am a junior at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado with a major in Psychology. I was a camper at High Trails for nine years and am now on staff for my second summer! Whenever I think of camp, I think of singing Good Old Mountain Dew at Sunday lunch while banging on the tables. Sanborn has helped me form some of the strongest and most important friendships of my life. I hope to climb many mountains, tube the river and go horseback riding to the Top of the World!
Hi! I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota and am currently attending school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I’ve worked at an art after school and summer program for children for 4 years, which has been an incredible experience. I also volunteered at a Kenyan orphanage and taught art lessons, which was unbelievably fun and rewarding. I’ve gone to Sanborn for 7 years, and am ecstatic to return as a staff member. Some random fun facts about me are that I love cats (in case you were unsure because of my last name), I love to craft, and the TV show I’m currently hooked on is Freaks and Geeks. Anyway, I look forward to yet another incredible summer with wonderful people! I have been mountain deprived for far too long in the midwest – can’t wait!
Tully Sandbom, Katie Gibbons, & Natalie Peppercorn
Gold Hut East
Hi! My name is Katie Gibbons. I hail from the state of Kentucky and I am excited to spend the summer in Colorado. I recently graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in English Literature. I spent this past Spring as a teacher for the High Trails Outdoor Education Center at Sanborn and couldn’t stay away! I enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee, rock climbing, running, and reading books. I am tiny, nimble, and like to giggle! Woohoooo summer!!
Hey I’m Natalie, an AC at Sanborn! I enjoys long walks (up mountains), fine cuisine (cooked on cabin-side overnights), and dancing all night (atop Vespers). I was a camper at Sanborn for 5 years and it is without a doubt the best/most beautiful/peaceful/awesome/crazy place in the world! I’m in my first year at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk) but I’m originally from Denver and a mountain mama at heart. When I’m not studying for my journalism courses, I’m usually going for a run, listening to music, or trying to convince my friends to let me come over and play with their dogs. I’m super excited to meet everyone so we can go on cabin side over nights, tube down the river, explore the bat caves, and watching for shooting stars! It will be a blast and I’m super stoked!
Katie Erb & Haley Schreier
Gold Hut West
Hey! This will be my first summer at Sanborn, and I am already super excited to spend an entire summer growing, learning, and playing in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! I recently graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in science education and Hispanic studies, and I am ready to find a new home in Colorado. I love being outside and can’t wait to spend a summer outside. I enjoy the challenges of outdoor sports such as whitewater kayaking and rock climbing. I love sports in general and played five years of competitive rugby, and I hope to introduce more people to the wonderful sport. On the other hand, I am always down to relax at camp by reading a book or making friendship bracelets all while soaking up the sun. Finally, I have two rubber ducks that come everywhere with me named Dwight and Shadow who help remind me that life is not that serious!
Hey, lovely ladies! I’m so elated to be returning to High Trails for my second summer because, as you know, it’s truly the best place on Earth! I grew up in Wisconsin and return frequently to visit my little sister Sadie, my cat Smokey, and my family’s lake home where I use the beach as an excuse to take naps in the summer sun and read nonfiction novels. I’m currently studying Women’s and Gender Studies and Race and Ethnic Studies up in the coldest state in the continental U.S.- Minnesota… And more specifically at St. Olaf College. I spend my free time doing an assortment of the following things: going for runs through the Natural Lands on campus, doodling while I should be studying, watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix, relaxing with friends, practicing yoga headstands, eating chocolatey desserts, writing in my journal or on my blog, and adding travel fantasies to my “post-graduation” bucket list. I think I speak for all Sanbornians, when I say that I’m the best version of myself when I’m breathing the mountain air and exploring the infinite wonders that Colorado has to offer!
Cara Mackesey, Maribeth Olsen, Lucy Stockdale, & Nora Philbin
Hey Hey! I am so pumped to be spending my first summer at Sanborn in beautiful Colorado! I am from Wisconsin and attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse studying Recreation Management and Spanish. I love to travel and plan on studying abroad in the near future. I also love spending time in the sun, goofing around, and adventuring. Neon is my favorite color and a few of my favorite things are my ukulele, my cat, and dance parties! I’m so excited for summer to start, see you all soon!
Hey all y’all short and tall!! My name’s Maribeth and I’m super stoked to be joining the ladies at High Trails this summer! Chasing waterfalls, catching newts, and climbing things were my specialty while earning a Music Education degree in rural upstate NY at Houghton College (2013). (Like, “small college town in the booniest of boonies” rural. Fantastic for exploring!) I’ve been a facilitator at Houghton’s high ropes course and led trips with their Wilderness Adventures team since I was a wee sophomore. I’ve hiked, climbed, kayaked, canoed, swam and spelunked about 500 miles in the past two summers in the Adirondacks, and can’t get enough of it!! Indoors, I’m a K-12 teacher, certified in New York and Michigan. I currently own a private music studio primarily for high school students and have performed as both professional musician and casual coffee shop entertainer throughout this past year. At camp, my 3 favorite things are out-nose-spaghetti-spewing laughter, good ‘ol late night campfire talks, and all the spontaneous tomfoolery that ensues! Can’t WAIT to make some memories!!
Well hey there! I am so unbelievably excited to be back at camp for my eighth summer! Yes… eighth- I can’t believe it either. Being both a previous camper and counselor has shown me all the amazing things Sanborn has to offer and it makes me that much more stoked to get back there and share it with everyone! I am coming back from Cape Town, South Africa, where I have spent the semester learning about multiculturalism and human rights, living with four different families, and exploring the land, the animals, and the people that constantly took my breath away. While I had the time of my life, I am ready to get back to my roots at Sanborn, sharing my stories and my love for the outdoors and this amazing camp with my co-counselors and the JC’s of 2014! I’m ready to get a couple more mountain climbs under my belt, to ride some crazy horses, and to sleep under the indescribably beautiful stars. Being from Colorado, I always love to come home, and no place is better to call home for me than Sanborn!
Sara Everhart, Erica Wilkins, Hannah Flink & Valerie Peterson
Erica Wilkins – Juniper
My name is Erica and I am 24 years old. I have just finished up my graduate program and will be teaching High School Chemistry and Biology next fall – Chlorophyll more like Borophyll. I have a cat named Snow Princess and he’s pretty handsome. I enjoy reading and have recently finished the Island of Dr. Moreau. I am an Army brat but I have been primarily raised in West Virginia and I consider myself a Mountain Mama. Summer 2014 Woohhoo!
Valerie Peterson – Ponderosa & Silver Spruce
Hannah Flink – Cedar Lodge, Crystal Palace & Kinnikinnik East
Hi! I am so excited to be back for my third summer at Sanborn! I just graduated for CU Boulder and love working with kids, especially outside! I love my family, fly fishing, hiking, Harry Potter, and of course, reaching the summit of Colorado’s peaks! I am a positive person about anything and everything and love to laugh. My family means the world to me and I don’t know where I would be without them! I’m so excited to have some great experiences with campers and have them remind me just how awesome life is! I am so lucky to have the best job in the world to be a kid again for three months! But let’s be real, I act like a kid 24/7 anyway. This summer is going to be so awesome! I can’t wait!
Sara Everhart – Kinnikinnik West, Columbine & Gold Hut
Mary Talbot – Outcamp
Hey ya’ll! I’m a rising junior at Vassar college in Poughkeepsie, NY, where I study Women’s Studies, lead trips for the Outing Club, and am on my dorm’s House Team. I’m originally from Greensboro, North Carolina–right in the middle of the state. I’m so excited to be coming back as this year’s Outcamp Coordinator. As an obsessive list maker, food lover, and trip planner, it’s right up my alley. This summer you can find me in Outcamp, listening to podcasts or jamming to tunes and packing your trips with a smile on my face! A little more about me–I love cooking, taking walks, camping, and school. This will be my ninth (or tenth?) summer at High Trails (I’m a creature of habit), and I can’t wait to ditch my final exams and the oncoming humidity and run for the mountains!
Hilary LeBlanc – Kitchen Coordinator
Hello all! My name is Hilary LeBlanc, this is my first summer at High Trails, but I have taught for two seasons of Fall Weeks through HTOEC. For the past 5 summers I have worked for a company called Overland, leading bike tours for high school students. Overland is a place near and dear to my heart, but I had been feeling left out hearing everyone speak so passionately about summers at Sanborn, so I decided to get on board. I have spent the past 3 winters in Crested Butte teaching skiing and coaching alongside a great crew of Sanborn folks. This will be my first summer in Colorado and I am beyond excited!!
Zelda Sherwood – Art Barn Gal
I am a full time botanist and an artist as hobby, the two go hand in hand, much of botany is categorizing new plants and illustrating them. I have been attending/affiliated with High Trails since 2006, last summer was my first summer on staff and I am overjoyed to be coming back. I can’t wait to create with all my friends in the art barn and on the trails of Sanborn. I draw inspiration from every aspect of camp and have family all over! I love to dance, draw, cook (vegan food ;]), and play. Can’t wait to meet you all and make treasures and memories, as well as discover new things!
Hey! I’m Jaime and am so excited for my third summer at Sanborn! I graduated from Syracuse University in 2012 with a major in Elementary and Special Education. I am originally from Central New York and have always had a love for the outdoors from growing up going to summer camps and my family’s cabin in the Adirondacks. I also grew up riding horses for most of my life, so I was so excited to find my dream job working with children and horses in the outdoors. I feel so blessed to be spending yet another summer with such wonderful people in the most amazing place on the earth.
I am so stoked to have my 7th summer at Sanborn! It is going to be the best one yet! Once again, I will be leading horseback rides for the Junior girls. I just can’t wait for them to get here! I am wrapping up my first year of teaching at Guffey Community Charter School where I have been teaching Kindergarten, 1st, AND 2nd grade in one classroom. I am excited to get out of the classroom and into the outdoors where I can teach the girls how to ride!
Hi there! I’m Lindsay and I will be a wrangler this summer. I’m actually from North Carolina, so I am excited to see just how crazy camp can get out west! I graduated from a women’s college a few years ago and I have been all over the map since then. When adventure calls, my ears begin to tingle… and let me tell ya… they are straight up ringin’ right now. Saddle up, gals… it’s gonna be a good one!!!!!!!
Howdy y’all! I’m so thrilled to be returning to Sanborn for my seventh summer, this time as a wrangler! I’m a rising senior at Elon University in North Carolina, pursuing a BFA degree in Acting and a minor in Women’s/Gender Studies. I can’t wait to memorize all the crazy personalities of the many horses at camp, and see if any of them have some acting potential, so I can take them back to school with me for auditions in the fall! I’m extremely excited to be down at the barn every day, teaching y’all how to have a fun and safe summer-long experience with our beautiful Sanborn steeds. I’ve been counting down the minutes to get back to Sanborn, my home away from home, and look forward to yet another summer with a truly amazing group of people, staff and campers alike. YEEHAW!
Katie Metz & Molly Radis
Hi there! This will be my first summer at Sanborn and I can’t wait to get started! I grew up on a tiny island off the coast of Maine and have spent most of my life in the Northeast. I graduated from Bates College in 2010, worked at a boarding school in the White Mountains as a sports coach and dorm parent, and now I’m half way through my master’s degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Yale. I can’t wait to meet you all!!!!
Hi everyone! I am so excited to be coming to Sanborn this summer for the first time as a nurse. I am originally from Harrisburg, Pa and just graduated from Penn State University. I fell in love with Colorado during a recent trip and now am so excited to call it home! Nursing is my passion and I am excited to make sure everyone is safe and healthy this summer! Some of my favorite things to do include playing Frisbee, kayaking, soccer, and trying new tricks on the indo board!