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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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New Shoes

Ever wonder what it takes to get all of our 150 horses shod? Last week we hosted our annual Shoeing Camp and brought in 6 shoers from Colorado who stayed here and worked hard all day putting on the horses’ … 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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Four Cups of Kool-Aid and an Index Card

Guest Blog Post by Devin Riggs At Cheley, near the end of each term the campers are asked to explain what camp means to them on a 3×5 inch index card. For the past four summers I’ve heard the same … Continue reading

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My Cheley Experience

Guest Blog Post by Sam Faktorow Cheley has been the single most important force in my life up to this point. Its power over people has proven to be palpable. And I did not just type that sentence for the … Continue reading

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A New Experience

Guest blog written by Shelbie Loonam-Hesser I’m just about to finish nine months of studying abroad in Athens, Greece. Nine months of new discoveries. Nine months of new friends. Nine months of new favorite places. Nine months of overcoming fears. … Continue reading

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The Simple Pleasures of Summer Camp

Guest blog post by Debbie Leibold I rented a great reliable camper hire and took my son to sleep-away camp for the first time this week.  He will be gone for a month at a traditional summer camp in Colorado.  … Continue reading

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