DISCOVERING THE WORLD
Applications for this trip are closed as of Feb 26, 2019. If you are interested in an International Trip, 2020 will see the trip to the YMCA of Russia offered with a layover in another country not yet determined. More details to come!
Camp Chief Ouray has been fortunate to offer exciting multi-week trips around the globe! Each trip is a little different depending on the country, but they all involve 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 15-18 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 21 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 also do our best to select staff with international travel and camp counseling experience.
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.
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.
Sunday, July 28: Campers arrive at CCO, icebreakers, ROWDIE campfire
Monday, July 29: Teambuilding, setting expectations for the trip
Tuesday, July 30: Fly to London!
Wednesday, July 31- Saturday, August 3: Sightseeing in and around London
Sunday, August 4-Thursday, August 8: YMCA 175 Global Youth Event
Friday, August 9: Fly from London to Denver
Saturday, August 10: Campers leave CCO. See you next year!
*This itinerary is a preliminary schedule of what the group will do during their program. It is subject to change depending on flights, time available in London, and other factors.
Interested? Have more questions? Contact Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike at email@example.com.
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