Camp Chief Ouray has exciting plans for new and expanded facilities in the future to serve more campers while keeping alive our long history of camp traditions. While we are working on the the new Site Plan, we are working towards some small projects (some completed, some in progress, some upcoming) to improve the offerings to our campers and make camp look better. They include:
Donadagohvi Fire Ring: This was the first step towards the new plan. Built in 2012, this new fire ring hosts many functions of camp, including; opening campfire, theme game meeting place and the start of our raggers ceremony. Completed 2012.
Enclosure for Trash: This project was completed with the Navy Seabees. As a first impression of camp, we don’t want you walking in to an area filled with trash and the smells associated with that, so this project helped us make camp look cleaner. Completed July 2016.
Bathhouse Renovations: The bathhouses received a face-lift for this summer. We had walls painted, counter tops and sinks replaced, water heaters upgraded and bright wall added to the shower area. The Navy Seabees were able to complete this for us. Completed May 2016.
Archery Range: We have finished funding this project and are in construction phase. We will have 2 shade shelters with targets to allow 10 campers to shoot at a time. The two shelters will be a beginners range with distances up to 15 yards, and an advanced range with distances up to 30 yards. Completed December 2016.
Bouldering Rock: This project will be the start of a new climbing complex on the west end of camp. We have started fundraising for this and are 70% towards our goal. Projected use in summer 2017.
Aerial Playground: The cornerstone of our climbing complex, this will allow us to have more campers utilize a high adventure course over the summer. Our current course limits the amount of campers we can impact over a summer. Construction time line has not been decided.
The new CCO Master Plan overlaps the existing campsite. We will be able to phase it in to allow camp to grow steadily and not impact the current site. The new site offers areas for future development and consolidates the majority of development and program areas, providing an area buffered from adjacent YMCA usage.
If you would like to hear more about the future plans of CCO or you have a talent to help us achieve our goals, please contact Michael Ohl, Camp Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 970-887-2648.