Colorado summer camp

Hiking Counselors

Cheley Camps is blessed to be surrounded by high, snow-capped peaks and over 500 miles of established hiking trails and routes. Hikes are taken to alpine lakes and many peaks in the high mountains of Colorado. Each unit has two hiking counselors. Experience in wilderness hiking is required. Our hikes cover established approved routes coordinated by our Program Director. We often hike on snow, across tundra, up and down scree, and in rocky and exposed areas above timberline (where we wear helmets). Hiking counselors will hike five days a week which requires excellent physical condition and stamina. They must enjoy youth, and be very comfortable in the backcountry. Hiking counselors also drive 15-passenger vans to and from the trailheads, so a good driving record and current license are necessary. Hiking counselors are required to have CPR and Wilderness First Aid, be age 21 or older.

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