August 12, 2012
The summer has flown by and we are saddened to see it come to a close. We have valued the time we were able to spend with this wonderful group of young people and are thankful for all the fun, energy, and enthusiasm they brought to the camp community.
We had a great last week. The boys returned Thursday and Friday from their long trips exuberant about their adventures. Many of them backpacked through alpine wilderness and climbed some of Colorado’s highest peaks—Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, La Plata Peak, Mt. Columbia, Mt. Democrat, Mt. Sherman, and Pikes Peak. Others backpacked and fished in the beautiful Tarryall Mountains, on Mt. Silverheels, and in the Buffalo Peaks. Committed horseback riders explored the spectacular ranching country to our west.
The girls had a full week of all-day trips, and overnight trips including horse trips, a climb of La Plata Peak, and the Pikes Peak Bomber Hike. After four weeks of outdoor living, the girls were excited to spend Thursday shopping in the resort town of Breckenridge.
The Junior campers enjoyed a campout with good weather, some great hikes, swimming, crafts, archery and tennis as well as an all-day hike to the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument followed by the opportunity to dig for their own fossils. They were especially enthusiastic about their all-day River Trip to the South Platte River.
Our final weekend has been packed! On Friday evening, Big Spring, High Trails and Sanborn Junior met together for the Drama presentation, “Once Upon a Time in the West”, on which talented actors and actresses have been working throughout the term. On Saturday, we packed and enjoyed last chance activities. Saturday evening, the last night of camp, was a highlight with our special dinners and Closing Campfires.
Throughout the year, we will be updating our website monthly with news from camp and photos from this summer. So, continue to keep us on your bookmark….