Colorado summer camp

Campers Want to Know...

At Cheley Camps, we know how important it is for potential campers to gather all the information they can to make an educated decision. Below you'll find Colorado summer camp information and frequently asked questions about Cheley Camps. If you have further questions, please contact us anytime.

Is every day the same? Do we get to choose our activities?
There’s a routine to camp life (wake-up, meals, evening campfires) that starts to feel familiar after a few days. But what you do during the day, and the people you’re with will vary depending on the activity. We call it our free-choice program. Every Sunday you’ll choose your activities for the coming week. And all the choices at Cheley are great so you will have plenty to choose from each week. No matter what you choose, we'll encourage you to try everything.

What time do we get up?
Your weekday starts with wake-up at 6:45, followed by breakfast in the dining hall at 7:30. Of course, if you sign up for a spectacular hike to catch the sunrise on a mountain peak, you’ll be up in the middle of the night. But that’s rare, and only if you choose. Sundays are sleep-in days. Until 7:30, that is.

Can I bring my electronics?
Camp is fun without all the electronic stuff we have in our daily lives. Most of our campers comment that they feel more relaxed without the pressure of social media. When you come to camp you unplug the electronics, including your cell phone, iPods, MP3 players, tablets, laptops, smartwatches, and gaming devices. You might miss them for a couple of days. Then you’ll notice you have more time and feel more relaxed without them. You may bring a digital camera or GoPro, but you will not be able to download photos/or videos throughout the term.

Will I have my own bathroom?
At camp, you share the bathroom with lots of people. It’s in a separate building called a boathouse, just a short distance from your cabin or wagon. It’s not fancy but it’s clean with electric lights, flushing toilets, individual showers, and individual cubbies for your toiletries and towels. If you're in Ski Hi, you're in luck as each cabin has its own bathroom!

Is it dark at night in my cabin?
When it’s lights out at camp, it’s really dark, although billions of stars twinkle overhead. But remember, you’re not alone. You’ve got counselors and friends and you’re all snuggled down peacefully in a cozy cabin or wagon. You get to keep a flashlight in your bed, so you can always find your way. Moonlit nights at camp are extra special, like an added bonus at the end of your day.

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