PERSONAL BLOG THOUGHTS
At Sanborn, each cabin side has a 15-17 year old JC. We get a few hours a week to just hang out with them and have fun doing whatever we want to. During the month, our JC’s kinda become like older sisters, best friends, someone to look up to and love. Over the years, you never get two JC’s that are the same. Having a JC is a great experience!! –Millie E.
As someone who never got the chance to experience an overnight camp, coming to Sanborn to work as a counselor seemed like the next best thing. Turns out, I was right…I always like it when that happens. While I’ve only been in Colorado for three weeks, I’ve already experienced countless adventures. I’ve gone on dozens of hikes, seen beautiful views of the Colorado mountains, run into two bears and have even survived sharing a cabin with 10, nine and 10-year-olds. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the summer will bring. –Kelly M
At Camp Sanborn I learned about friendship and courage. My friends showed me that friendship is kindness, trustworthiness, and being respectful! My counselors taught me that courage means taking risks and succeeding in life. Here, Sanborn has different words throughout the week to help us grow strong. These powerful words push us to all be better girls. –Kelsey M.
At camp today, I went to the Art Barn and made dream catchers and journals in the morning. I like how you can go to the Art Barn whenever you want and make any craft. What I’ve really enjoyed about camp so far was the all day river trip. When we went there we got a chance to inter-tube down a river through some rapids! It was really fun and I want to do it again! Nicolette M.
My most favorite thing in Sanborn is riding horses! Love horses, my favorite horse would be Ruby. I like loping and trail riding. I’m going on a horse long trip. It’s going to be fun! I hope to get to ride Ruby, then I could feed her, brush her and do all kinds of stuff! I really like doing farm chores like feeding, brushing and mocking. The wranglers are my favorite people. Someday I want to be a wrangler! –Sera C.
I love Sanborn because it’s very beautiful. You’re allowed to do anything that you want to do. Overnights and long trips are great experiences and teach you a lot about the outdoors. Having something at morning, afternoon and in the evening keeps us busy and entertained. You make so many amazing friends here, too. Sanborn is an amazing camp . –Mariah L.
I love Sanborn because it has a lot of free choice activities. Most campers like to be able to choose what they do every day, which is why Sanborn is so great. People sign up for a different activity each morning and afternoon which is good for giving a variety of activities for a camper to try. My personal favorite activity is the pool. With Sanborn’s free choice activities I am able to go to the pool all of the time. –Molly A.
Sanborn Western Camps! I love camp! Because…it’s fun! You get to do lots of great activities like river rafting, hiking and meeting new people. Getting to know other people is such a great experience and learning how to agree on something with another person that you don’t typically get along with is truly remarkable. You get to learn how to live with all sorts of different people that you HAVE to respect. –Shea N.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
At Sanborn, we hike a lot to be fit. In our free time we play sports like swimming, soccer and nuke ‘em. We have tons of official activities that include tennis, swimming, hiking and field games. Every session, both Big Spring Boys Camp and High Trails do, “Hike the Pike,” to walk as many miles as they can to make money for charity. The nurses here are also very nice. They take very good care of us here at High Trails.
FOOD..is happy at High Trails
There is a salad bar that you can get, and there’s always a bowl of apples and oranges for a healthier snack. The meals are balanced and healthy. This helps us keep up the energy we need for other Sanborn experiences. Our amazing cooks help to prepare us for the day. Sometimes they even come out for a, “Cook’s parade,” where they walk outside of the kitchen to wave at everyone at the tables.
CABIN SIDE OVERNIGHT
For our cabin side overnight in Ponderosa East, we went to Tie Cabin. It was a full moon so we slept outside. In the middle of the night we decided to pull a prank on a good friend and dragged her a couple of feet from our campsite. She didn’t wake up so we decided to take her out of her sleeping bag…but THEN she woke up. Now she is planning her revenge…who knows what will come next in Ponderosa E. –Taylor C and Sarah D.
CABIN SIDE ADVENTURE
As I walked into my cabin and sat down on my bed, I saw animal droppings but I didn’t know what it was. Later on more droppings started to appear. I told the counselors and we found out that there was an animal in our cabin! We looked all over but couldn’t find it. Then the droppings stopped appearing and we figured that the animal had somehow escaped. We don’t know what it was but we think it was a Ninja Squirrel. Some people though think it was an Indonesian Bear-Squirrel named Bob. –Taylor C and Sarah D.
Camp Game of the Week: Dip
One of my favorite games to play at camp is called Dip. The way Dip works is that everyone circles up and one person starts by pointing and saying to another person, “Dip, dip, dip, dip.” Then the two people surrounding that person turn towards the person the last person had just pointed to and say, “Dipity, dipity, dipity, dip.” While those two say that, the person who had been pointed to points to another person and says, “dip, dip, dip, dip.” It’s really fun and the first person to mess up loses! I love to play this game.