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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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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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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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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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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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