DISCOVERING THE WORLD
Camp Chief Ouray has been fortunate to offer exciting three week trips around the globe! Each trip is a little different depending on the country, but each one involves interaction with local campers who can share ideas and teach about their cultures. We also look for ways to give back to our hosts in either service or teaching of new activities.
These trips are for campers ages 15-17 and involve an interview process before being accepted. Tickets, travel/medical insurance, program, food and lodging are all included in the cost of the trip. Passport and Visas are not included in the costs.
The campers will be under the watchful eye of our counselors who are all 20 or older. Each staff member has a minimum of Wilderness First Aid, is background checked (fingerprinted, FBI/CBI, Trails, Sex Offender Search), receives 17 days of intensive training for working with different age groups and goes through child abuse prevention trainings 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.
2018 Trip: cancelled due to lack of enrollment
2019: London, England – Join CCO as we head to the YMCA’s founding city for the 175th anniversary! Dates are July 28-Aug 10, 2019, cost and itinerary are to be determined (YMCA175 celebration is Aug 4-8).
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