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Rocky Mountain National Park Backpacking Permits by Susan Taylor

March 1st marked the start of a very important day in Rocky Mountain National Park – one where loads of people clamber into the backcountry office to reserve the 2014 backpacking permits. That morning it snowed several inches, and while … Continue reading

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Preparing for Camp

Click here for video of Preparing for Camp I love the rare moments of parenthood when I am not preparing for something. Every night when I tuck the girls in, I relish the moment that I am fully present. I … Continue reading

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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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They are Learning

Monday was a dream come true for me.  We went skiing with our girls. That’s right the same ones that were protesting, just three weeks ago. It was awesome to see their quick progress.  Kate was humming Timber by Pitbull … Continue reading

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I Get It – A Trip to Ski School

Okay, I get it, I totally get it.  The closer my children come to camper age, the more I understand a parent’s apprehension of  sending them to an overnight camp. This weekend was Kate (5) and Ellie’s (8) first day … Continue reading

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Camp Update-Save the Date for Volunteer Weekend

As we take time to reflect on our many blessings during this holiday season, we continue to love being in the business that we are in. We are humbled and honored to be the stewards of Cheley Colorado Camps. We … Continue reading

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Assistant Ranch Manager/Facility Support Position Open

Position: The Assistant Ranch Manager helps the Ranch Manager with the care of Cheley Camps’ horses and the related facilities as well as supporting our maintenance staff.  This position has two distinct seasons. The summer responsibilities (approx. May 1 to … Continue reading

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Jimmy Wilson

Jimmy Wilson.  To those that knew him, his name brings up a chuckle, a smile, a funny memory, maybe even a flusterated moment (which was a word he used)  For me, he was a grandfather.  The last time I saw … Continue reading

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Happy Trails to Chris Schrader and his Family

As a 93 year old organization we are grateful to have so many hands that have contributed to our successes.  If you ever go on a camp tour with Don Cheley he can tell you who built a certain wall, … Continue reading

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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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