At Camp Chief Ouray, we have some programs that can be added for that extra bit of adventure. See below for options and prices:
Beginners Trail Ride (all ages): This one time, 30 minute trail ride is perfectly suited to the camper who is a novice around horses, or just curious to try it out for future lessons. Not recommended for those who are in lessons.
Horseback Riding Lessons (all ages): We offer 5 levels of lessons, click here to see details about each level. These classes are 2-hours per day, every day of the week. The rest of their day is spent participating in other activities during the Freedom of Choice Activity times (FOCA).
*Please note that if you signed up for horse lessons and rafting, your child will miss one day of lessons.
$250/rider for a week of Lessons
Campers who are invited to High Riders will spend all day, every day with the horses.
$350/rider for High Riders
High Ropes/Zip Line (ages 12+): High ropes has three main functions; building self-confidence, building trust in others, and fun! Our course is 55-feet tall at the tallest point of the zip line, however most of the elements on the course are less than 50-feet in the air and still challenging. Camp will provide all safety gear for climbers and we do safety checks on all equipment prior to use daily. Each camper signed up will have this as a 2-hour session for 1 day.
Rafting (ages 9+): Guided by MAD Adventures, this one day rafting trip takes campers down a stretch of the Upper Colorado River at Gore Canyon near Kremmling, CO. Mad Adventures is licensed and all their staff are first aid/CPR and whitewater rescue certified. Each raft will have a MAD Adventures Guide, a CCO staff and campers. Everyone is required to wear life jackets and a helmet provided by the guide, and go through a safety orientation prior to boarding the vessel. *A waiver is required to participate.
For Transportation to and from camp, click here. Busing to or from camp is $30 per trip, Airport pickup or drop-off is $80 per trip.
It is important to note that all activities are dependent on the weather, if severe weather and/or lightning are in the area we will take shelter and may have to cancel the session. We will make every effort to reschedule during the week.
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.