Founded in 1908, Camp Chief Ouray is known as one of the nation’s best summer camps.
Campers learn, work and play together, creating a collaborative and creative experience. By practicing the core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith, campers raise their self-esteem and learn to function better in a team environment. We offer unsurpassed, rewarding camping experiences for kids ages 7 to 17. The campers experience creativity, individuality and excitement. Our counselors and programs provide stepping-stones to use these qualities to help campers reach their goals.
We offer children adventure and challenges along with opportunities for developing leadership, human relations and Christian values. Campers stay in cabins with children of the same gender and age. The camp strives to maintain a 1:5 counselor to camper ratio. Campers make life-long friends as they enjoy the Colorado Rocky Mountains at an altitude of more than 8,750 feet. Give your child the experience of a lifetime by sending them to Camp Chief Ouray!
*Your child’s safety is a priority to us here at CCO. All staff members go through an extensive interview process which includes background checks. In addition we spend several weeks training our staff and also ask them to sign a Code of Conduct prior to their employment.
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.