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News from the Fish Creek Ranch

Just before Christmas, when shopping is all the rage, I got to do my favorite type of shopping. My favorite thing to shop for is horses. Going to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facility in Canon City is … Continue reading

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The Blue Sky Cup

There is a sense of challenge and adventure in my soul that partly stems from being a teen at camp. As an adult with a demanding life that sense still appears from time to time; that longing to attempt challenges … Continue reading

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Spots Open at Cheley

It is March and summer is on the horizon! We are busy preparing for a fabulous 97th summer. We continue to be humbled by the interest in the Cheley Experience. One of our units for first term (Lower Chipeta) and … Continue reading

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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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