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Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011 Champ Camp 2011
(I also helped out in 2012 and 2014 and hope to update this page someday!)

American Lung Association in Colorado
Glacier View Ranch, Ward, Colorado
July 17 - 23, 2011

Hey! This is just my personal page about my own great experience(s) at Champ Camp.
Click Here for the American Lung Association's official Champ Camp page!

Todd Felix (with a ton of assistance from Larry DeSaules) pretty much organized and ran the climbing portion of "Champ Camp" the years I was inovled (I'll post my July 15 - 21, 2012 pix as time permits...). Champ Camp is a wonderful environment for children with asthma to have a great camp experience while learning to gain control and confidence over an inflammatory condition that effects their lungs and breathing. Champ Camp usually takes place at Glacier View Ranch - a peaceful retreat nestled in the forests of the Rocky Mountains near Ward, Colorado.

Although I don't know much about asthma and its triggers, I remain highly critical of what our "modern" society has done to the air, water, and land all around us - certainly soot, smog, ozone, and chemicals can't be good for kids with asthma or anyone else who simply wants to breath clean air. Okay, enough of my soapbox...

Anyway, I am grateful that Todd and Larry continued to invite me to help with a week of climbing sessions for these kids - not only is it great fun for the kids, but I believe a good learning experience for us volunteers as well - thank you!

Note: There's a heck of a lot more to Champ Camp than what you see here - Cindy, Galen, and a host of volunteers and staff provide all kinds of great activities and learning sessions for the kids through-
         out the week. Since I mostly help out on "Baboon Rock" (the outdoor climbing area) I don't get a chance to photograph as much of the other activities as I would like to but am sure you get the idea!

 

2011

Tie-dye & Cindy's Office:

Click on these "thumbnails" images for a larger view:
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
1. Syntax?
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
2. Old shirt/New shirt
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
3. Back to the 60s!
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
4. A big tent for all
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
5. Concentration!
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
6. Dark and mysterious...
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
7. Hard at work
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
8. Choose a color!
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
9. Grant is the tie-dye guy!
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
10. Some extra tie-dye ink!
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
11. Cindy's place
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
12. Knock three times

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Climbing and bare feet:
(Click Here for some extra Champ Camp climbing pix)

Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
13. Seth and Larry
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
14. Gear selection
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
15. Getting fitted
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
16. Climbing up
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
17. On top
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
18. Near the top
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
19. Photo op
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
20. Barefoot rappel
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
21. Harness close-up
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
22. Selena
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
23. Getting ready to rappel
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
24. Rappel!

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Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
25. Todd our leader!
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
26. Larry, Exectuive Officer
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
27. "KJ"
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
28. KJ and Dan
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
29. Heather
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
30. Deb and Kayla
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
31. Kayla and Deb
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
32. Deb and Jerry
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
33. Larry and Haley
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
34. Deb and Haley
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
35. Kayla
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
36. Haley

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Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
37. Haley, me and Christopher
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
38. Bare feet
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
39. More feet
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
40. Sore feet!
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
41. My feet
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
42. Barefoot belayer
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
43. Getting set up
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
44. Molly
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
45. On rappel
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
46. Kids on top
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
47. Seth and Jerry
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
48. Seth

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Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
49. Casey
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
50. Casey pulls up rope
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
51. Near the top
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
52. Getting close
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
53. Rick
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
54. Heading down
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
55. Having fun
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
56. Casey's guidance
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
57. Casey
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
58. Me and Casey
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
59. Mitch
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
60. Kayla and Jerry
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
61. Deb belaying
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
62. Me throwing rope
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
63. Belayers
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
64. Deb
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
65. Me and Deb
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
66. Deb throwing rope

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Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
67. Happy on top
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
68. Waiting
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
69.
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
70. On top
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
71. Pink pack
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
72. Sharing
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
73. Camera
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
74. Friends
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
75. Photo op
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
76. Camera
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
77. Green glasses!
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
78. Climbers' camp

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Camp Miscellanea:

Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
79. Cherokee cabin paper fashion!
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
80. The Hunchback of Glacier View
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
81. Keeping score
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
82. Camp store
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
83. Camp store
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
84. Rustic cabin
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
85. Sinking ship
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
86. Minnie Lake
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
87. Medical
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
88. Long House
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
89. Girls cabins
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
90. Boys cabins
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
91. Galen the karaoke guy!
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
92. Galen does it all!
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
93. Galen's Country & Western
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
94. Dining hall
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
95. Dining hall
Champ Camp at Glacier View Ranch near Ward, Colorado by Roger j. Wendell - July 2011
96. Horse barn

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Links:

  1. 12ers
  2. 13ers
  3. 14ers
  4. Africa (Eastern) - Kenya, Tanzania, and my Kilimanjaro climb
  5. Africa (Southern) - Our trip through Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  6. American Lung Association - Champ Camp website
  7. Antarctica
  8. BRCS - Basic Rock Climbing School
  9. Camping
  10. Champ Camp - Facebook site
  11. Climbing
  12. Climbing Photos
  13. CMC
  14. Colorado Avalanche Information Center
  15. CORSAR - Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue Card
  1. Deep Ecology
  2. Gear - Stuff for the Backcountry...
  3. Grand Canyon
  4. Hiking
  5. Knots for climbing (animated by Grog)
  6. Leave No Trace - Center for Outdoor Ethics
  7. Pikes Peak
  8. Pix miscellanea
  9. Skiing
  10. Ten Essentials - Don't leave home without 'em!
  11. Tibet
  12. Travel
  13. Travel Two
  14. Walking Softly in the backcountry
  15. Waypoints

 

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