Camp Chief Ouray is proud to serve children from all over the world in a traditional camp program. Located at 8,750 feet above sea-level in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, CCO offers programs that build confidence, independence and resilience.
Campers live in cabins of up to 10 campers and 2 staff members. This community living builds a campers ability to group problem solve, make group decisions, and becomes the core of their experience.
The activities at camp consist of a mix between cabin activities including a camp out night under the stars, group activities of campers of similar ages, and freedom of choice activities (FOCA) which campers choose. This mixture of activities allows for bonding with cabin mates and the ability to branch out to new friends of all ages.
The campers during this week will be under the watchful eye of our counselors who are 18 or older and receive 10 days of training on working with campers of different age groups. Each one is background checked (fingerprinted, FBI/CBI, Trails, Sex Offender Search) and also go through trainings on prevention of child abuse through Darkness to Light, The Redwoods Group and Praesidium.
We strive to ensure that every Camp Chief Ouray camper has an impactful experience. We offer scholarships to help make the experience affordable for all families.
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.