3-Day Schedule

A Typical Week's Schedule

3- Day Mini Sleepaway

TUESDAY

Drop-off @ 9:00 AM: The dropoff location is the Aspen Middle School located at 90 County Rd. A, Aspen CO 81611.  Follow signs down the stairs towards the football field to enter our basecamp location inside the building.  Here, we will check the campers in, make sure you didn’t forget anything, answer any questions and then head out into the mountains to 8K Ranch – the home of Ajax Sleepaway.

Morning Activity Period: Counselors will announce in melodramatic fashion the activities they will be offering this morning.  There will be a total 5 different options.

  • Quarter Mile Zip-Line
  • Cowboy Paintball
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Archery & Sharp Things
  • Mystery Activity Choice

Lunchtime : All morning activities will gather back at the basecamp area.  Prior to lunch the camp community will participate in a few more camp traditions with some music playing.  Lunch will be buffet style with the following choices:

  • Mac and Cheese
  • Green salad
  • Grilled Zucchini
  • Fresh baked bread from our outdoor oven.
  • Desert: Popsicles

Rest/Chill Time: After lunch we have a rest time to re-energize for the afternoon fun.  Campers go back to their bunks and can play quiet games, read a book, take a nap, or ponder the meaning of life.

Afternoon Activity Period: After the rest/chill time, the counselor offer another set of 5 activity options.  This afternoons options are scheduled to be:

  • Aqua-Zorbing
  • Fishing (Tenkara Fly Fishing or Spinning)
  • Paddleboarding
  • Water acrobatics: Rope-swing, trampoline, slide, polar bearing!
  • Mystery Activity Choice

Pre-Dinner Hiatus: Before dinner, campers have a chance to take a shower, change clothes, and hang out in the hammock village.

Dinner Time: Before dinner, of course there are the camp traditions and revelry.  Then the dinner buffet and dining in the crisp mountain air.  The dinner choices will be:

  • Green Salad
  • Garlic Bread
  • Spagetti with choice of sauce
    • Meat
    • Vegetarian
    • Plain/butter
  • Sautéed vegetables
  • For the very picky eaters (let us know prior to camp and we will make our best effort to accommodate)
  • Desert (S’mores around the campfire)

After Dinner Activities: Counselors will offer 4 different after dinner activities for campers to choose basing the selections off of the following list: Ultimate Frisbee, Forest Disk Golf, Bocce Ball, Hillside Adventure Croquet, Golf-Ball Horse Shoes, Crafts Projects, Music Making, Line Dancing, No-Match Campfire Building, Board Games, and other after dinner activities that either campers request or counselors invent throughout the summer.

Night-Time Campfire: Every night we will have a campfire.  S’mores will be roasted (yes, every night… sorry parents, but we can’t resist!).  Songs will be sung as the evening stars illuminate the sky.  8K Ranch has some of the best sunsets and stargazing in all of Colorado.

Bedtime: After the campfire, campers will head up to their bunks.  Brush their teeth and get ready for bed.  We ask that all campers respect the lights out and quiet time, as a good night sleep is essential for energetic and fun days!

WEDNESDAY

Wakeup Bell @7:30 AM: Ranch life doesn’t sleep in!  Upon waking up, campers get dressed, make their bed, brush their teeth, and check in with their bunk counselor before heading down for breakfast.

Breakfast: Before breakfast campers participate in the morning camp traditions.  They raise the camp flag, some morning guitar music and singing gets everyone awake, and of course the morning warm-up craziness will occur (you will have to wait see what this is!).  Breakfast will be served buffet style with the following choices:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Fruit
  • Toast
  • Oatmeal
  • Bacon
  • Hot Chocolate

Morning Ranch Job: Campers participate in making the ranch operate and can choose to be part of the following morning ranch jobs:

  • Feed the chickens (hopefully collect some eggs)
  • Feed the baby chicks
  • Feed the baby ducks
  • Feed the lambs
  • Feed the pigs
  • Help with the garden (if the animals haven’t destroyed it)
  • Work briefly on whatever ranch project our operations manager is working on.

Morning Activity Period: Counselors will announce in melodramatic fashion the activities they will be offering this morning.  There will be a total 5 different options.

  • Quarter Mile Zip-Line
  • Cowboy Paintball
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Go Carting
  • Mystery Activity Choice

Lunchtime : All morning activities will gather back at the basecamp area.  Prior to lunch the camp community will participate in a few more camp traditions with some music playing.  Lunch will be buffet style with the following choices:

  • Fruit salad
  • Green salad
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Tomato Soup
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Fresh baked bread from our outdoor oven.
  • Desert: Cookies

Rest/Chill Time: After lunch we have a rest time to re-energize for the afternoon fun.  Campers go back to their bunks and can play quiet games, read a book, take a nap, or ponder the meaning of life.

Afternoon Activity Period: After the rest/chill time, the counselor offer another set of 5 activity options.  This afternoons options are scheduled to be:

  • Aqua-Zorbing
  • Fishing (Tenkara Fly Fishing or Spinning)
  • Paddleboarding
  • Survival Skills & Fort Building
  • Mystery Activity Choice

Pre-Dinner Hiatus: Before dinner, campers have a chance to take a shower, change clothes, and hang out in the hammock village.

Dinner Time: Before dinner, of course there are the camp traditions and revelry.  Then the dinner buffet and dining in the crisp mountain air.  The dinner choices will be:

  • Kale salad
  • BBQ: Chicken, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers
  • Baked Beans
  • Coleslaw
  • Fresh baked bread from the outdoor oven.
  • Desert (S’mores around the campfire)

After Dinner Activities: Counselors will offer 4 different after dinner activities for campers to choose basing the selections off of the following list: Ultimate Frisbee, Forest Disk Golf, Bocce Ball, Hillside Adventure Croquet, Golf-Ball Horse Shoes, Crafts Projects, Music Making, Line Dancing, No-Match Campfire Building, Board Games, and other after dinner activities that either campers request or counselors invent throughout the summer.

Night-Time Campfire: Every night we will have a campfire.  S’mores will be roasted (yes, every night… sorry parents, but we can’t resist!).  Songs will be sung as the evening stars illuminate the sky.  8K Ranch has some of the best sunsets and stargazing in all of Colorado.

Bedtime: After the campfire, campers will head up to their bunks.  Brush their teeth and get ready for bed.  We ask that all campers respect the lights out and quiet time, as a good night sleep is essential for energetic and fun days!

THURSDAY

This follows the same morning format as Wednesday, with the following meals and activity offerings:

Breakfast:

  • Pancakes
    • Chocolat chips
    • Plain
    • Surprise
  • Cold cereal and milk
  • Fruit
  • Hot Chocolate

Morning Activity Offerings:

  • Paintball
  • Go Carting
  • Paddleboarding
  • Water acrobatic activities
  • Mystery

Lunch:

  • Burritos (with the following options)
    • Chicken
    • Pork
    • Lettuce
    • Tomato
    • Onion
    • Beans
    • Rice
    • Salsa
    • Jalapeno
    • Cheese
    • Tortilla
  • Desert: Popsicles

Afternoon:

  • Pack up personal gear
  • Say goodbye to the animals
  • If time allows, play a few of the “after-dinner-game” options
  • Load into the camp van to be transferred back to the van to be transferred back to the Aspen Middle School for pickup