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. But we are not waiting to start adding to our program, we have already started with a few projects to help camp look great.
New area to hold the dumpsters – Looking at a dumpster as you drive into camp would not give a good feeling for leaving your child with us. We had a holding area built to protect the trash from our natural neighbors, and to hide it from site. This project was completed by the Navy SeaBees. Completed in July 2016.
Expanded Archery Range – In the past we have been able to have campers rotate through our archery area to take turns shooting. We have expanded the archery range to include a beginners and advanced area, and allow up to 20 shooters at a time. Completed in December 2016.
Bouldering Rock – In our long range plan, CCO will not have to share program space with Snow Mountain Ranch. We are looking at making some program improvements by being able to have our own climbing complex. The first stage of this is a bouldering rock so campers can work on their technical skills and improve confidence in their abilities. Completed June 2017.
Phase 1 Camp Chief Ouray Capital Campaign
Utilities – Recognizing that camp needs infrastructure to expand, we embarked on updating and running new utility corridors and looping water and electrical lines in case an issue arises that would shut down a line running into camp. Completed May 2019.
Parking Area – Camp is looking to serve more children in the future, we need a parking area that allows for the logistics of running a bigger program. Completed September 2019.
Bunkhouse – The first building in the Phase 1 campaign, this building will replace Little Bear which held our youngest female campers. The new Bunkhouse will be able to hold 30 campers and 6 staff, has bathrooms and showers inside the building, and addresses concerns over safety, access, and experience. Completed July 2020.
The new CCO Master Site Plan overlaps the existing camp layout to allow for phasing and expansion without taking the older cabins off-line. 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.
Check out our detailed Master Site Plan (coming soon).
Calling all talents – do you have a relevant skill that could help us as CCO moves toward the future? Please contact us.
Mission: YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Our goal is to offer challenging experiences to build leaders through life-long skill development in a safe, imaginative, natural setting. We instill confidence through independence and interpersonal skills. We challenge our campers to discover their true selves.