Outdoor Environmental Adventures for Youth
Each year Rocky Mountain Conservation Camp, located near Divide, Colorado, hosts a week-long residential camp for 14 through 19 years-of-age youths, who enjoy the great outdoors and are interested in natural resources.
Camp Rocky staff, made up of resource professionals from around the state, help participants learn about their environment, while working in teams and meeting other students from across Colorado.
Scholarships are available from conservation districts.
Resource Fields Options
Each year teens choose one of the following resource fields for their area of focus:
Learn about the different forest types, health of forest and how insects, diseases and fire affect trees.
This group learns about the “fitness” of the rangeland and the forage it provides.
Soil and Water Conservation:
Students learn about the primary components of the watershed. Study river system and learn about different types of soil.
Fish & Wildlife Management:
This team may track a radio collared animal, go electro-fishing, learn how wildlife adapt to their surroundings and complete a habitat enhancement project.