Colorado summer camp

Dates and Information for 2021


Contract Dates:

June 1 - August 14**

**Limited positions are available with an August 8 end date. Please note availability on your application

Discovery: Early May (exact date TBD)
Pre-Camp Leaders and Head Cooks: May 17
Pre-Camp and CheDOT: May 18
Horseback Riding Counselors: May 24
Directors and Asst. Directors: May 27
All Staff Arrival: June 1

For the Summer of 2020: First year counseling staff salary was $3225 for a 10-week contract. The following positions started at $12/hour: office, stores, media, laundry, kitchen assistant, and transportation crew. Cooks are paid $12.25/hour. Barn Crew and Food Dude are paid $12.75/hour. Head cooks are paid $13/hour with the possibility of additional overtime. Our goal is to provide around 40 hours of work per week. Room and board and a travel stipend is provided. Email staff@cheley.com if you would like more information.

Additional opportunities for income and fun!

Post-camp Work Crew: August 14 - August 20
Family Camp: August 9 - August 14
Teen Summit: August 9 - August 14
Burn Camp: August 14 - August 23

First Aid Information

WILDERNESS FIRST AID & CPR - required for Sports Counselors in the four older units, and Horseback Riding, Backpacking, Hiking, Outcamping, and HBO Counselors.

STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR - First Aid and CPR required for all other counseling staff, nanny, nurse aide, and ropes coordinators.

CPR ONLY - required for the Transportation Crew and Barn Crew.

NO FIRST AID OR CPR REQUIREMENT - for Program coordinators, office, media, stores, maintenance, kitchen and laundry.

Note: Wilderness first Aid will be offered at camp on May 28 - May 29, 2021 and the cost is $110. (CPR is not included in that class). Acquiring the required certifications, and covering all costs, are the responsibility of the staff member.

What we need

  • A completed application
  • Three completed reference questionnaires (also submitted through our website)
  • Two live interviews (on Zoom, in person, or on the phone)

We will accept staff applications beginning on September 15th with interviews starting late November/early December. Returning staff have until October 15th to tell us their plans, and we begin placing new staff after that time. Again, let us know if you have any questions. We will contact you once we have received your application.

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