Essential Eligibility Criteria

Cheley Colorado Camps LLC (“Cheley”) has developed these Essential Eligibility Criteria (“EEC”) to educate all campers and their families on the essential criteria necessary to participate in a Cheley camp program. Please read carefully! 

These objective, non-discriminatory EEC are intended to (i) help those who are considering attending a Cheley program understand the requirements for camp participation, (ii) provide the foundation for constructive dialogue between Cheley and prospective camper families if a family has concerns about a potential camper’s ability to meet these criteria; and (iii) inform enrolled campers and their families as to what will be expected of them during camp. These EEC are integrally tied to safety and risk management considerations and are consistent with Cheley’s mission. By enrolling in a Cheley program, each adult camper and at least one parent of each minor camper acknowledges that they have read and that the camper can meet, these EEC.

*Note: The terms “backcountry” and “wilderness” encompass terrain that includes locations outside of “definitive care” – typically an hour or more from traditional medical and emergency response.

Questions? If you have any questions or concerns about the applicant/camper’s ability to meet any of the criteria stated below, please contact our office: Enrollment Manager Peggy Haynes – 970-586-4244 or

Essential Eligibility Criteria 

All campers must: