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An Old Friend, A Special Guest

It was an evening none of us will soon forget. Hosted at Boy’s Trails End Ranch, BTE Campers, Haiyaha Campers, and numerous staff attentively listened to a very special guest at last night’s campfire. Tom Hornbein is an infamous mountaineer. … Continue reading

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It is a beautiful day in Estes Park – with a light blue sky and a warm breeze bringing a calm energy to camp. Pre-Camp preparation has significantly slowed as projects have been successfully completed. In the mean time, Wilderness … Continue reading

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Pre-Camp

Last Thursday, roughly thirty staff arrived to Estes Park to prepare camp for the summer. We call it “Pre-Camp”, but it is much more than that. It is simultaneously an immense amount of work and an exciting time for staff. … Continue reading

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AFR/ANG Teen Summit Camp

By: Nathan Wilson This August marked the 6th summer Cheley has hosted the Teen Summit Camp, a six day program for the children of Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members. This year we had 120 deserving teens selected … Continue reading

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Staff Training

More busy days! The Boy’s Store is officially OPEN with a fantastic stock! Sweatshirts, water bottles, Crazy Creeks, and plenty more. Staff have begun perusing through, we are excited for campers to stop in soon. Girl’s Store is working hard … Continue reading

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Staff Training 2015

The countdown to camp has begun as our full staff officially arrived this Sunday! From across the country, even the globe, we welcome new and old as we kick off ten days of exciting and invigorating training! Throughout the week, … Continue reading

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Unplugging For The Summer: Four Reasons Our Campers Love Cheley

Every year when summer rolls around, the school year comes to an end. What doesn’t end, however, is the barrage of information and distractions people receive this no deposit list from their computers, video games, and cell phones! Admittedly, teens … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park Backpacking Permits by Susan Taylor

March 1st marked the start of a very important day in Rocky Mountain National Park – one where loads of people clamber into the backcountry office to reserve the 2014 backpacking permits. That morning it snowed several inches, and while … Continue reading

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A Trip to Disney

Earlier this month I traveled to Orlando for the American Camp Association national conference. After three days of inspiring and informational session, a group of 9 camp professionals descended on the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. There was a … Continue reading

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New Shoes

Ever wonder what it takes to get all of our 150 horses shod? Last week we hosted our annual Shoeing Camp and brought in 6 shoers from Colorado who stayed here and worked hard all day putting on the horses’ … Continue reading

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