03-24-17 Get Ready, Get Set For Camp Rocky 2017 in Divide this July!

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Get Ready, Get Set For Camp Rocky in Divide this July!

Attn: Youth – Make your summer plans for 2017 Camp Rocky

Greeley, CO – The 54th Camp Rocky is an educational week long, residential camp adventure for youth 14 to 19 year old who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources. The Camp will be July 9-15 just outside Divide, Colo., about 45 minutes west of Colorado Springs. Camp Rocky’s professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experiences. The student participants are put into teams to tackle various projects related to:

  • Forest Management
  • Rangeland Science
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Fish and Wildlife Management

All this while making new friends from across Colorado. Each year, new and returning students choose one of the above resource fields for their area of focus. Within each group, students will develop and present a natural resource “action plan” and use their group plan to complete a management project.

If you know a youth who would thrive on this experience, encourage them to register.

The Camp Rocky content is educational and compliant with Colorado educational standards and endorsed by the Colorado Teacher’s Association. This is a collaboration with many sponsors who are listed on their brochure and web site: www.coloradoacd.org/camprocky

Interested youth are encouraged to apply early, space is limited. Go to  www.coloradoacd.org/camprocky and download the 2017 camp forms.  Once you submit your application and $100 deposit (make your check payable to: CO Association of Conservation Districts), you will be sent health forms. Every camper is required to have a current physical exam by a licensed medical doctor.

Contact your local Conservation District for scholarship availability. West Greeley Conservation District, 970-356-8097 x: 143 or kristi.helzer@wgcd.org, will help with the $350 Camp Rocky tuition for youths living within the boundaries of the District. The amount will depend on the number of students accepted to attend.  Application deadline is June 1, 2017.

Questions should be directed to Amy Gossman, Camp Rocky Director, amy.camprocky@gmail.com.

To learn more about Camp Raocky and how YOU can get registered, please visit: www.wgcd.org, or www.coloradoacd.org/camprocky.CACD - Colorado Association of Conservation Districts logo

Written & submitted by:

Kristi L. Helzer
Conservation Outreach & Education Coordinator
Phone: (970) 356-8097 Ext: 143
kristi.helzer@wgcd.org