- inspire awesomeness -

About Ajax Sleepaway

Have fun while being safe.

That is what Ajax Sleepaway is all about. It is the goal of the staff at Ajax Sleepaway to:

Ensure the safety of all campers
Facilitate the most fun and adventurous summer of campers’ lives
Teach campers new skills and knowledge that will last a lifetime
Promote interaction between positive role models and a diverse group of campers
Inspire Awesomeness
- our staff -

The Ajax Team

Staff members leading activities collectively have the following qualifications:

  • WFR (Wilderness First Responder – 80+ hrs)
  • WFA (Wilderness First Aid certification)
  • Professional Climbing Instructors Association Base Managed Climbing Instructor Certification
  • Professional Climbing Instructors Association Top Managed Climbing Instructor Certification
  • Week-long AAC Training (60+ hours)
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • Medication Administration Certification
  • Universal Precautions
  • First Aid
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Various Activity-Based Certifications
  • College Degree or are Currently in College
Danny Hundert
Andy Adams
Ajax Sleepaway Operations Manager
Trent Jameson
Sleepaway Camp Director
Oliver Umpleby
Director of Day Camp Ops
Liz Beckwith
Junior Camp Director
Chris Ammons
Co-Director of Day Camp Ops
Scott Rambo
Activities Director and Director of Fun!
Dave Burnette
Rock Climbing Director & Director of Camp Spirit

Our Campers

Ajax Sleepaway Campers have the freedom to choose what they want to do. During the morning activity period, each counselor offers a different activity. After the announcements, each camper picks which activity he/she will participate in for that morning. A typical day might see several campers go zip-lining, others BMX biking, another group fishing, others water adventuring, still others choosing to participate in a morning of crazy activities such as rotten fruit golf or horse poo baseball, etc, etc. After lunch, the counselors announce new activities and the campers again choose whichever activity they want to participate in for the afternoon. As sleepaway campers, the kids learn about independence, self-discovery, and community living - skills that would be difficult to learn at home or even at our day camp! We love being adventurous, so if you have an idea for an activity, convince a counselor and some campers to go do whatever it is you imagined.

Ajax Sleepaway, located at 8K Ranch, is rustic and embraces its mountainous surroundings. Our campers are adventurous in that they don't care if they get a little dirty, they don't care if if they need to take shelter from a Colorado rainstorm, they gravitate towards the outdoor lifestyle and relish the adventure of it all!

Since every camper gets an Ajax Sleepaway hoodie and there are over 30 clubs of which they can earn patches, each camper can customize their experience and earn their way into as many clubs as they can.