Since 1921, thousands of young people from every state and more than a dozen countries have come to Cheley Colorado Camps. The experience can change you. You become more independent and self-reliant. You face new challenges and form new relationships. You acquire confidence and initiate the lifelong process of self-discovery. The judgments and expectations that you bring from home start to drop away. You get in touch with your physical self and well-being. Fears are faced and conquered at this unique Colorado outdoor summer camp. Friendships develop and grow at Cheley Colorado Camps.
"Not a day goes by that I don't think of Cheley and the best friends I'll ever know."
Why four weeks? Well, it's a Colorado summer adventure camp. It takes that long to unwind, get in shape, and do something that makes this rocky mountain summer camp experience one to remember. Each camp unit creates a Code of Living, a personal code of honor that everyone in your unit agrees to follow. Striving for ideals such as fair play, honesty, enthusiasm and good character is a priority at Cheley Colorado Camps - and so is having fun. There is a distinct beginning, middle and end to this Colorado outdoor summer camp experience in order for the entire program to unfold.
"Summer after summer I was challenged more than I ever had been and I changed."
Cheley campers share this world with horses, elk, marmots and mountain sheep. You climb slabs of rock a billion years old. Blue skies, afternoon rain showers, fresh air and brilliant sunshine are commonplace here at our rocky mountain summer camp. Campers often say they feel more alive, more connected and more themselves at Cheley, whether they're coaxing friends up a steep mountain pass or riding horseback down a rocky trail.
"Cheley is more than a camp - it's a whole other world."
You learn about trust and support because you give it to one another when it really counts. Camp memories are filled with details that don't exist anywhere else in your life. A rich history and great people are a big part of what makes the Cheley adventure what it is today-a truly meaningful and unique youth development experience. Not only is Cheley summer camp an excellent choice for a Colorado summer adventure camp, but a place to develop lifetime leadership and character-building skills, close friends and meaningful relationships.