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:
The forestry team learns about different forest types, how to determine the overall health of the forest, how to find a trees age without cutting it down, why trees can be “dangerous”, and how fire can be “good” for forest health and safety.
The rangeland science team learns about the “fitness” of rangeland and forage. They will study how rangelands provide food for animals, habitat for wildlife, chemicals for fuel, and clean water for drinking and recreation!
Soil and Water Conservation:
This team learns about two primary components of nature-soil and water. They will “create” a river and learn how different types of soil affect plants, wildlife, and humans.
Fish & Wildlife Management:
The wildlife biology team will track a radio-collared animal, go electro-fishing and learn how different types of Colorado wildlife survive the elements.