Family camp horseback riding.

Family Camp

Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s Mountain Wonderland, Cheley is a special place to experience the unique opportunities that the great outdoors have to offer. At the overwhelming request of adults and families who wanted a Cheley Experience they could share together, in 1985 we started Family Camp so families can capture the magic of summer camp together.

Get a Taste of the Cheley Experience

Discover how to capture the magic of summer camp with your family!

Families with children aged six and older can experience our Family Camp for five days of quality family time. At our Trail’s End Ranch for Boys location, located a few miles from Estes Park near Glen Haven, Family Camp occurs in August after our regular summer camp season concludes. The setting – and experience – are both rustic and beautiful.

Sleeping accommodations are covered wagons, which will sleep a family of four, but arrangements for larger families can easily be made. Each wagon has drawers and hanging space. Bathhouse facilities, which families share, are located within close proximity to the wagons. Trail’s End Ranch for Boys also has its own gorgeous wood lodge with a huge fireplace, dining room, riflery and archery ranges, craft shop, a string of thirty horses, and a beautiful stream.

Families can choose to spend the day together riding horses or might head to Rocky Mountain National Park for a day hike while the children stay in camp and participate in crafts or riflery. A special childcare program is available for campers eight and younger. At night, everyone meets in the dining hall for a wonderful family-style meal. After dinner, counselors promote the next day’s activities and campers sign up for what they want to do the next day. Each day concludes with an evening campfire: a highlight of which is watching each group perform a skit demonstrating what they did that day. The laughter each night during the campfire is contagious and prepares you for a good night’s sleep full of wonderful dreams. You wake up the next day ready to do it all over again.