In addition to our three major programs, Colorado Outdoor Education Center hosts special events from time-to-time throughout the year.  These include:

September 2015  

No Child Left Inside Open House

COEC participates in the annual Colorado Springs area “No Child Left Inside Weekend” by providing a Saturday morning of nature activities and hikes at our High Trails Center. The specific date will be announced in August.

The event is free and open to the public.


October 15-18, 2015

Sanborn Alum Reunion

This weekend is everything awesome that you remember about being a camper at Sanborn packing into 4 days! Come join alums from the summers of 1948-2015 and reconnect with old friends and make new ones. We will be horseback riding, climbing mountains, hiking to all our favorite spots, tubing the river, fishing, buggin' out, enjoying a carnival and plenty of reconnecting time. Don't forget to invite your family and camp friends. Head to the Sanborn website to fill out a registration form. 


November 11-13 2015

ACA Rocky Mountain Section Conference

Plan on joining other camp and outdoor education professionals for this outstanding annual conference hosted by Sanborn Western Camps and The Nature Place.  The Fall Conference for Camp and Youth Development Professionals features topics relevant to all camp professionals, from program staff to camp owners as well as excellent youth development and programming sessions for classroom and outdoor educators.  

For more information or to submit a session proposal for the upcoming conference (final date=TBA) please visit the Upcoming Events page of the ACA Rocky Mountain website.