The camp you select for your child will hopefully be the camp they call a second home for many years to come, which is why we offer Quarter B-4, our four-night introduction program. For children wanting a taste of the Cheley Experience, QB4 gives campers a window into Cheley and allows them to play and build independence. QB4 takes place once a summer and is split up into two age groups: the PIKAS for 8-year-olds and the MARMOTS for 9- & 10-year-olds.
For Children 8 Years Old
Important Update for 2024: We have made the difficult but necessary decision to adjust the minimum eligibility age for Quarter B-4: Pikas to 8 years old. We want to ensure that all campers enjoy the most enriching Cheley Experience possible, and after careful consideration, we have found that most 7-year-olds are not quite ready for our overnight experience. This change is designed to better provide 8 to 10-year-olds with the opportunity to ease into camp life before embarking on our 27-day program. We also have made a slight adjustment to the program’s length, shortening it by one night. Starting in 2024, Saturday will still be a full day of exciting activities and follow a very similar schedule to what our camp families have come to expect from our Quarter B-4 program; however, campers will not be spending the night. Instead, they will be picked up on Saturday afternoon. We have found that they do not require the additional night on Saturday; and by shortening the program, we believe we can maintain the same level of fun and engagement while allowing campers to spend Sunday at home with their families.
During the week, the following activities will be available to campers:
- Challenge Course
- Climbing Wall
- Lil’ Ranchers
Traditional night, Sing along, Skit practice, All Camp Campfire
What is a Unit?
Our 5-day program, Quarter B-4, is divided into two units, organized according to age & gender, and offers the same renowned Cheley Experience staffed by 10 to 12 enthusiastic counselors.
Each unit has its own well-maintained lodge, boathouse, and living spaces. We are a large camp, but this setup ensures individualized attention for each camper. Quarter B-4 is located at Land O’Peaks (LOP). During QB4, campers rotate through activities in a designated group and participate in campfire with their unit, although some opportunities do occur with all of Quarter B-4.