Cheley Colorado Camps

A summer camp in Estes Park, Colorado

Since 1921, Cheley has been providing summer camp experiences for children ages 9-17 in Estes Park, Colorado.

Estes Park, Colorado

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About Cheley Colorado Camps


Cheley Colorado Camps is a western, residential camp in Estes Park, Colorado. We offer two 4-week terms for campers ages 9-17. We are celebrating our 98th summer!

Our Mission: We build the lasting character and resiliency of young people, creating unique life experiences in a challenging and nurturing natural environment.

The Employee Experience

Counselors live in cabins with campers and support staff live in shared support staff housing.

All staff have one day off and one night off each week with daily shuttles provided to town each morning and afternoon. We are about 10 minutes from downtown Estes Park which has laundry facilities, shops and restaurants, grocery stores, a movie theater, and a bowling alley. We are about an hour from Boulder (home to the University of Colorado) and Fort Collins (home to Colorado State University) and about 1.5 hours from Denver.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for staff members who are excited to work with youth, have experience working with children or in a particular program area, who are willing to work hard, and who are willing to work hard and impact children's lives.

Room and Board

Counselors live in cabins with campers and support staff live in shared support staff housing. Linens (sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket) are provided as well as three meals per day in our dining room.

Employee Perks

Staff members will receive a discount card, good at a variety of Estes Park establishments.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Bring your own car or book a shuttle from the Denver airport at We provide a daily shuttle to town each morning and afternoon for those who need a ride.

For Fun

Explore Estes Park, go hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, drive to Boulder or Fort Collins for a university town experience, or drive to Denver to see a Colorado Rockies baseball game or attend a concert at Red Rocks amphitheater.

Our Jobs

We have the following counseling positions:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Outcamping
  • Sports
  • Mountain Biking
  • Craft
  • Rifle
  • Campfire

We have the following Support Staff positions:

  • Unit Director
  • Unit Assistant Director
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Aide
  • Office Assistant
  • Camp Store
  • Media Team (Photographer, Videographer, Online Editor, Graphic Designer)
  • Crafts Coordinator
  • Ceramics
  • Woodshop
  • Low Ropes Facilitator
  • High Ropes Facilitator
  • Climbing Wall Coordinator
  • Fly Fishing Guide
  • Head Cook
  • Cook
  • Kitchen Assistant (dish crew)
  • Laundry
  • Barn Crew
  • Nanny
  • Transportation Crew

We hire support staff members who are at least 18 years old and camp counselors who are at least 19 years old. Some positions require that you are at least 21 years old with a valid US driver's license (hiking and backpacking counselors, transportation crew/CDL).

Staff members must be available to live on site in Estes Park, CO from June 2- August 5, 2018. We have additional pre and post-camp opportunities also. Salary, room and board, and a travel stipend are provided.

How to Apply

Visit our website for more information and to apply online!

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