Camp Chief Ouray is accredited by the American Camping Association and is visited every three years to assure compliance with the ACA standards. Why is this important?
We are also licensed by the State of Colorado Department of Social Services and are visited every three years by their representative for license renewal.
We are a non-profit partner with Leave No Trace, Inc. (LNT), an organization dedicated to outdoor ethics.
Most licensed facilities make every effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for children. Unfortunately, on rare occasion, an incident of physical or sexual abuse may occur. If you believe that your child has been abused, you should seek immediate assistance from the county Department of Social Services. The telephone number to report child abuse in Grand County is 970-725-3331.
In order to make sure the campers are in a safe environment while at camp, in addition to ACA accreditation and state licensing, staff are finger printed, interviewed multiple times, background checks, reference checks and extensive staff training. Staff also sign a code of conduct.
Child care services play an important role in supporting families, and strong families are the basis of a thriving community. Your child’s education, physical, emotional, and social development will be nurtured in a well planned and run program. We invite you to observe our program, especially with regard to childrens health and safety, equipment and play materials, and staff.
For additional information regarding licensing or if you have concerns about a child care facility, please consult the Colorado Division of Child Care at 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado 80203-1714 or by phone at 303-866-5858.