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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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Four Cups of Kool-Aid and an Index Card

Guest Blog Post by Devin Riggs At Cheley, near the end of each term the campers are asked to explain what camp means to them on a 3×5 inch index card. For the past four summers I’ve heard the same … Continue reading

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My Cheley Experience

Guest Blog Post by Sam Faktorow Cheley has been the single most important force in my life up to this point. Its power over people has proven to be palpable. And I did not just type that sentence for the … Continue reading

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A New Experience

Guest blog written by Shelbie Loonam-Hesser I’m just about to finish nine months of studying abroad in Athens, Greece. Nine months of new discoveries. Nine months of new friends. Nine months of new favorite places like Fhats Casino, I’m actually … Continue reading

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The Simple Pleasures of Summer Camp

Guest blog post by Debbie Leibold I rented a great reliable camper hire and took my son to sleep-away camp for the first time this week.  He will be gone for a month at a traditional summer camp in Colorado.  … Continue reading

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Giving Back

Guest Blog by Emily Moss There are so many things that I am excited about when I think about returning to Cheley for my ninth summer. First of all, I cannot wait to return to Lower Chipeta, where my Cheley … Continue reading

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Cowboy Bob

Today Cheley Colorado Camps got a visit from one of its most memorable alumni, Robert Dern. Dern is known better as Cowboy Bob while at camp. He has been part of the Cheley family for 75 eventful years. He says … Continue reading

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It’s here

Summer is finally here and the Cheley Colorado Camps are prepared for another incredible summer, thanks to a lot of hard work from our pre-camp crew and full time staff.  These counselors and support staff workers arrived to Cheley in … Continue reading

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Thankful

Introducing our new blog!! During this time of thanks.  We are so grateful to be working in the camping industry.  We feel so lucky to be providing youth with an awesome summer experience.  We feel now more than ever the … Continue reading

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