• There are a TON of programs to choose from at camp…
  • Campers can learn to sail..
  • …paddle…
  • ...and fish on our lake.
  • Head out into the high Rockies to horseback ride...
  • ...or backpack.
  • Explore camp’s unique habitats in Nature and Ecology...
  • ...practice your aim in archery...
  • ...and make friends and awesome art in the craft shop.

AO’s two-week sleep away camp is our flagship program for boys and girls ages 9-15. Located just west of Boulder, CO., campers make lifelong memories and friends while enjoying the magic of summer in the mountains. Our two-week program places an emphasis on choice, and gives campers the opportunity to try out many different activities, or, if they find one (or more) that they particularly like, to focus on individual activities. We offer sailing, backpacking, rock climbing, arts and crafts, nature and ecology, boating, theatre, horseback riding, and new this year, culinary arts, all offered in a supportive, non-competitive, and “un-plugged” environment.

In addition to our program areas, campers take part in all camp events, evening campfires, and special programming.   Counselors, who are trained in specific areas of instruction, as well as the developmental needs of 9-15 year olds, provide a fun and nurturing environment for campers.

AO Camps is located just west of Boulder, CO in scenic Coal Creek Canyon. With 135-acres, and an eight acre lake, campers have an abundance of space to explore the beautiful Colorado mountains.
Two week campers live in clean, bright, rustic cabins with a central bath house. We have a 1:5 counselor to camper ratio.

Sleep Away Camp 2-Week Sessions
Cost: 14 days / 13 nights of camp for $1985

All sessions start on a Sunday and end on a Saturday

Session 1: June 26 - July 9:

Session 2: July 10 - July 23

Session 3: July 24 - August 6 

Download our Rates, Dates, and Discounts PDF for full details.


In the two week program, campers choose from our featured activities:

Featured Activities:

  • Sailing
  • Backpacking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Hiking
  • Nature and Ecology
  • Boating
  • Archery
  • Horseback Riding

Additionally, campers participate in:

  • Fishing
  • Music
  • Teambuilding
  • All Camp Games
  • Skits
  • Campfires
  • Culinary