Camp Chief Ouray closed after campers, staff sickened

GRANBY, Colo. - A popular YMCA children's camp in Granby is closed this week after a virus sickened dozens of campers and staff members.

Camp Chief Ouray canceled its camp scheduled for June 22-27 after 11 percent of its campers and 17 percent of its staff camp down with flu-like symptoms, possibly norovirus, last week.

"We are very sorry that your child will not be able to come to Camp Chief Ouray for session 3, but we hope that he/she will be able to return sometime in the future," camp officials said on their website. "On the recommendation of the Colorado Department of Health, we are canceling session three in order to be proactive about the health of our campers."

The Grand County Public Health Department says 45 campers and staff members got sick.

Camp Chief Ouray has hosted thousands of campers since it first opened in 1908.  The YMCA camps are currently held at Snow Mountain Ranch southeast of Granby.

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