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2015 Theme Weeks

  • Session 1 - Harry Potter
  • Session 2 - Jurassic Park
  • Session 3 - Frozen
  • Session 4 - Rodeo Roundup
  • Mini Camp 1 - Neverland
  • Session 5 - Pirates vs. Ninjas
  • Session 6 - Big Hero Week
  • Session 7 - Spy Week
  • Session 8 - Shark Week
  • Session 9 - Hunger Games Week

Year-round Involvement

Summer camp is an awesome experience, why not continue to be part of the camp community year-round!  Check out some ways to stay connected to the CCO family outside of summer.

Ski and Snowshoe Weekend

Ever wondered what it would be like to see camp under snow? Join us for a fun filled weekend with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding!
Dates: 2018 Dates to be determined
Ages: 7-12
Price: $150 – Includes lodging, food, and activities (including Nordic ski equipment rental) at Camp Chief Ouray.

Add Transportation for $30 each way. (Exit 259 Golden/Morrison off I-70, “Hogback Jurassic Park-n-Ride, Wooly Mammoth lot”) Pick up is at 7 pm on Friday (dinner is not provided Friday) and drop off is at 4 pm on Sunday. Campers will stay in the CCO lodge.

Itinerary for weekend
Packing List


Camp Volunteer Day

Dates: Saturday May 19, 2018 and Saturday August 11, 2018
Registration info: Please contact camp at 970-887-2648 or email

Come and help us get ready for an amazing summer or shut down camp for the winter!  Projects include painting cabins, spring cleaning of buildings, landscaping, program development, and more.  There will be a CCO campfire on Saturday night, complete with s’mores and songs!  Join us for a special Sunday morning chapel service at Snow Mountain Ranch’s Whispering Pines Chapel the next day.   All ages welcome.  Note: in case of inclement weather, we also need assistance with ‘indoor’ projects.

Wilderness First Responder

Dates: May 2nd- 11th, 2018
Price: $845 (includes lodging, no meals), $745 (w/o lodging)
For Registration information please contact us at 970-887-2648 or
Offered through Wilderness Medical Institute of NOLS

10 Day, 80 hour course. Essential for anyone who spends significant time in remote places, the WFR course will prepare you to make difficult medical decisions. Half your time you will spend outside of the classroom doing hands on skills and realistic scenarios. In addition, you’ll participate in a full-scale night mock rescue. WMI’s curriculum encompasses a wide range of topics including long term patient care, wound management, straightening angulated fractures, reducing dislocations, litter packaging and administering medications. You’ll complete this course with the tools and confidence to manage patients in the backcountry for multiple days.

Wilderness First Aid

Dates: May 28-29, 2017
Price: $265 (includes lodging, no meals), $235 (without lodging)
For Registration information please contact us at 970-887-2648 or
Offered through Wilderness Medical Institute of NOLS

Fast paced and hands-on, this two day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel in the outdoors. Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, “What do I do now?” On this course, you’ll learn how to prepare for the unexpected. WMI’s curriculum is unique and includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out such as dislocation reduction, focused spinal assessment and epinephrine administration. In just two days, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. WMI’s course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. This course does not include CPR.

Youth Leadership Board

Camp is now advised by kids through the Youth Leadership Board.  Youth Leadership Board (YLB) is a great way to stay connected to camp and be a part of camp’s future.  The Board is comprised of 12 youth, ages 14-17.  They will meet throughout the year in person and through conference calls to help make decisions about programs, events, help recruit and help raise funds for the scholarship campaign.  It is a wonderful way to help make an impact at Camp Chief Ouray.   For more information check out the YLB website.

Adult Volunteer Team

Camp Chief Ouray has a dedicated group of parents and alumni that have committed their time to the Adult Volunteer Team. The Team is comprised of four different committees: alumni, special events/marketing, financial development and parent relations.  The broad goal of the Team is to make Camp Chief Ouray a better camp, with the specific goals of each committee focused on the details to make that a reality.  We are always in need of more dedicated volunteers, so if you have interest in getting involved please contact the Camp Executive, Michael Ohl at