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Cheley Colorado Discovery Camp

Cheley Colorado Camp

Estes Park, Colorado

Program Overview

Discovery (Outdoor Education) 

Each spring and fall, we host Discovery, an outdoor education program that serves public and private schools
Discovery is designed to take students out of the city and into the great outdoors where amazing things happen daily. Educational 
programming is a major component and activities may include day hikes to study pond life, biology, mountain safety, geology, flora, and fauna; rock climbing; low ropes course; fishing; fire building; group games; and more. During Discovery, some of our groups go on 5-day backpacking trips in Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness. Evening times include s’mores, songs and games, visits from the Mountain Man, slide shows from Rocky Mountain National Park, history, and nature walks.


Program Description

Cabin Coverage

Each cabin must have a minimum of two adults staying with students to meet American Camp Association accreditation standards. Cabin coverage will NOT be provided by Cheley staff.

In-Camp Program Activities

When led by Cheley staff, rates are per half-day per student (participating adults are not charged). For Cheley backpacking staff, rates are per day.

Evening Program

For an additional cost, Discovery groups can request an hour-long campfire organized and run by Cheley staff (ex. songs, games, activity). We are also willing to contact outside resources for your evening programs. Some options are:

  • HawkQuest
    • Participatory raptor education program.
  • Perry Conway, Wildlife Slide Show
    • Perry is an excellent wildlife photographer.

Program Detail

Group Rates (minimum 40 people):

  • Includes meals (three meals with each paid day) and lodging.
  • Meals for non-participating guests with advanced reservation (for an additional cost)
  • Evening snacks are available (at a nominal fee)


To inquire about Group Rates, please contact us. Rates are per night (per student and per adult). There will be no refunds or reductions for late arrivals or early departures

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Facility Location

3960 Fish Creek Rd


Cheley Colorado Camps

Summer address:
PO Box 1170
Estes Park, CO 80517

Winter address:
PO Box 6525
Denver, CO 80206


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