About Cheley Colorado Camps
Cheley Colorado Camps, nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Estes Park, Colorado, is internationally regarded as one of the top summer camps. Cheley, owned and operated by the same family since 1921, provides an unforgettable summer experience for boys and girls ages 9 to 17. Hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, technical climbing, whitewater rafting, sports, crafts, stand-up paddle boarding, and much more.
Surrounded by natural beauty, time away from home and apart from family offers unique possibilities to develop the judgment, insight, and skills required for a happy and fulfilling life. And so that today's youth can succeed in an ever-changing world.
Summer camp is a time for friendship and fun, as well as physical challenge and exhilarating adventures. It's an opportunity to get out of your routine and connect with nature. Cheley, according to campers, transforms them. You feel more grounded, focused, and involved in your life. Living in nature, surrounded by mountain peaks, ancient rocks, and massive ponderosa pines, helps you feel more alive, connected, and in touch with your best whole self.
- Located in Colorado's picturesque Rocky Mountains
- Only about 2 hours northwest of Denver
- Family owned and operated for over 100 years
- Large community with organized units for a smaller camp feel
- Committed to diversity, equity and inclusion
Work At This Camp
A summer at Cheley means a safe, fun, and memorable summer where you learn about yourself and learn to “act spontaneously in the right.” More than 200 people from the United States and abroad comprise our staff. We attract people who want to make a difference in the lives of youth and who share a common goal with the Cheley family: to make the summer fun, empowering, and enriching for all – campers and staff included.
Cheley Colorado Camps has served as a summer home for hundreds of international campers. We work with each family to assist them with anything from completing out camp paperwork to arranging special transportation for the International camper. Due to time and distance differences, we also make special arrangements for camper-to-parent phone calls. Cheley goes above and above to ensure that ALL of our campers have a successful and comfortable transition. Each summer, we welcome campers from 45 states and 15 countries.