Author Archives: Brooke Cheley

Colorado will recover from floods

In 2006 our family moved right into the middle of post-Katrina New Orleans. At that time, New Orleans was literally in shambles and many people around the country were questioning whether the city should be rebuilt at all. Fortunately, nobody … Continue reading

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What’s Next

“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” Andy, The Office I love this quote as I can relate. My dream of moving back to Denver is finally coming … Continue reading

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A Summer Break

“Those on the outside don’t understand it and those on the inside can’t explain it.” This is the expression I use when trying to explain camp to my family and friends. It’s hard to put into words what camp means … Continue reading

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Inside the Bubble

Summer. Children giggling, horses trotting, fires blazing, tie dye splattering, bikes whizzing by, sneaky whispers at rest period, and chants of encouragement are all too-familiar sounds during my summer. For the past five years, I’ve dedicated myself to working at … Continue reading

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2012 Video

2012 Video

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A Life is Precious

Our little Samantha started to crawl last week.  She quickly moves towards  shiny beads, tiny Barbie accessories and board game pieces that get left on the floor by her older sisters.  Now it is time to make sure the baby … Continue reading

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As the seasons change, so does the staff at Cheley Camps

We often joke about the comments we get when we are out in the world and we tell someone that we run an overnight summer camp.  Often the response is, “Wow, how fun, so what do you do in the … Continue reading

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Update from Cheley

The High Park fire has continued to grow but is not moving in the direction of the Trail’s End Ranches or the Land O Peaks Cheley property. The fire has impacted some of our program areas.  Our rafting program is … Continue reading

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Can We Really Trust Every Doctor

Doctors, surgeons and even doctors that are working as an urologist have often been seen as some of the smartest members of society, and with good reason. It takes years of training, constant retraining, and a lot more than just … Continue reading

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Our mission

Dear Cheley family “We build the lasting character and resiliency of young people, creating unique life experiences in a challenging and nurturing natural environment.” “Great things happen when youth and mountains meet.” Our mission guides us everyday.  We realize we … Continue reading

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