Author Archives: Brooke Cheley

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 … Continue reading

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A Winter Note From Cara on the Ranch

On the first very cold and snow day (currently 3 degrees and we got about 4” of snow overnight) I hide in my office finding inside tasks to stay nice and warm. However, that doesn’t mean I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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The Passing of Louis Sass

Louis Carl Sass Jr. died peacefully in his home surrounded by family and love on Friday, October 28, 2016. The Rosary and Celebration of Life will both be held at Most Precious Blood Church at 2250 S Harrison St, Denver, … Continue reading

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Bob Ditter at Cheley

Thank you Bob Ditter! We were fortunate to welcome Bob Ditter back to Estes Park. A well-known child, adolescent, and family therapist – Bob has been visiting Cheley Camps for nearly thirty years now. His work is well-known across the … Continue reading

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The Staff at Cheley

It’s April and the summer is truly on the horizon! We often get the question, “What do you do in the off season if you only operate in the summer?” Aside from enrolling, marketing, updateing our Data Recovery Software, taking … Continue reading

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Carrying the Code- The GRO Organization

Last summer I did a Chapel talk based off of the children’s book, “What Do You Do With An Idea?” Later that afternoon two Chipeta campers, Marcella Senti and Bridget Bullard came to tell me about what they had done … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

I would imagine it is with mixed emotions that we all get back into the saddle of our lives. It is nice to be sitting at my desk checking off tasks with the holiday break behind me. Although, the alarm … Continue reading

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Joy

How many of you have seen the movie Inside Out? If you have not seen it, you should go when you go home and take your family. Inside Out is about a little girl named Riley. The movie takes place … Continue reading

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What do you do with an Idea?

This is a children’s book that was introduced to me at charity lunch I attended and once I read it I had the urge to share it with you all. What do you do with an Idea? One day, I … Continue reading

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Homesickness Guide

I find it somewhat fascinating how my role at camp has evolved over the years. I started in 1997 because the Out of Camp Program Director position opened up. I was traveling, backpacking, skiing and waitressing, and the position was … Continue reading

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