To Our Beloved International Families


There have been a lot of stories in the U.S. news about an apparent change in attitude that some Americans have towards different cultures. We want to assure you that we value different cultures and perspectives, and that we are committed to ensuring your child feels as though they belong here at Cheley Camps. For over 95 years, we have welcomed campers and staff from different states, countries, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and cultures. The Cheley Experience is enhanced by diversity. We value having campers and staff from all over the world as our young people develop friendships, learn from one another, have a better understanding of perspectives, and gain an appreciation for the differences among cultures as a result of being a part of the Cheley community.


Our campers develop a Code of Living on the second night of camp. The Code of Living is a collection of values that the campers strive to live up to throughout the summer. The Code often includes words like respect, unity, and integrity. Each unit will talk about the contributions that each camper will make to the success of the unit. We realize that we have a responsibility to protect the essence of the camp experience.

The Cheley Experience is strengthened by our international campers and staff. Your family is important to our program and to our community. We also want you to know that your children will be treated with the same respect and honor that every child receives at Cheley.

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