Colorado summer camp

Campers

We believe that every summer in a young person's life is a window of opportunity.

Campers looking for a summer adventure camp, mountain summer camp, or a sports summer camp will find Cheley intertwines all of this into an experience of a lifetime. Summer camp is a time of fun and friendship, of physical challenge and thrilling adventure. It's a chance to step out of your routine and connect with the natural world. Most campers say that Cheley changes them. You feel more solid, focused and engaged in life. Living in the great outdoors, surrounded by mountain peaks, ancient rocks and huge ponderosa pines makes you feel more alive, more connected, more in touch with your best self.

"I can be myself at camp, with my own achievements and friends, and without the pressures and expectations of home."

Making friends is part of a great camp experience, along with trying new things and testing your limits. You probably have activities that you can't wait to try, like river rafting or technical climbing. If you were here last year, you might have new goals for the coming summer. Maybe you're motivated to earn a riding patch, to hike a higher peak or go on a 3-day backpacking trip. This mountain summer camp provides options from stand up paddle boarding to mountain biking.

"Cheley is my home away from home, with friends and counselors who feel like family."

Each year, campers come from over 40 states and at least 10 foreign countries. You will create friends from around the globe. Many campers form friendships here that last for years. A lot of our campers and counselors return to Cheley year after year, which is why the place has the warm, familiar feeling of family at this gorgeous mountain summer camp. There is so much history at Cheley. It's the campers, staff, and year-round team that makes Cheley one of Colorado's top rated summer camps every year. Coming to camp starts to feel like you're coming home to a special place that doesn't exist anywhere else in your life.

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