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Camp Chief Ouray has a wide array of wilderness programs for campers (ages 13-15) looking for added adventure. From Adventure Backpacking to Adventure Odyssey (combines backpacking, climbing, mountain biking and rafting), we are sure you will find the trip you want.
Each camp is 1-week long and spends a couple days at camp, plus 3-4/days in the wilderness of Colorado. Campers learn to work as a group and live in harmony with our environment.
The campers during this week will be under the watchful eye of our counselors who are 20 or older, have a minimum of Wilderness First Aid certification, and receive 17 days of training on working with campers of different age groups. Each counselor is background checked (fingerprinted, FBI/CBI, Trails, Sex Offender Search) and goes through trainings on the 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.
CARING | HONESTY | RESPECT | RESPONSIBILITY | FAITH