The Kiowa Conservation District has partial
scholarships available for District teenagers (residing in Western Elbert County,
Colorado) to attend this camp. You'll pay a
$75.00 non-refundable deposit, which we reimburse once your teen has
finished the program.
In order to be eligible, teenagers must
have completed 8th grade by June 1st and no older than 19 years of age.
Call us at 303 621-2070 ext. 101 or
us for more information, or see the
brochure to receive the application
materials and to register. Resource fields (see below) are filled on a first-come,
first-filled basis. Only 60 students are accepted statewide and
last year the camp was filled to capacity.
is a week long, residential camp near Divide, Colorado for those who have
finished 8th grade through 19 year old. The camp is on July 7 - July 13,
year and is for anyone who enjoys the
outdoors and is interested in natural resources.
Rocky staff, made up of resource professionals from around the state,
help participants learn about their environment, while working in teams and
making new friends.
Rocky Resource Fields
Each year, new and returning teens choose one of the following resource
fields for their area of focus for the first half of the week.
Fish & Wildlife
The wildlife biology team tracks a radio-collared animal, go
electro-fishing (a "shocking" experience), and learn how
different types of Colorado wildlife survive the elements.
The forestry team learns about different forest types, how to
determine the overall health of the forest, how to find a tree's 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 study how rangelands provide food
for animals, habitat for wildlife, chemicals for fuel, and clean water
& Water Conservation
This team learns about two primary components of nature - soil and
water. They "create" a river and learn how many
different types of soil affect plants, wildlife, and humans.
The recreation management team learns about the importance of
managing natural areas for human recreation. They will learn about
trail construction and maintenance, assess campsite use, practice
orienteering, create interpretive signs and discuss the importance of
Leave No Trace
During the second half of the week, students from these different resource
teams then work in new, integrated management teams to develop and present
natural resource management plans.
Participants also explore, discuss, and use critical thinking and
problem solving techniques to find solutions to various controversial
Additional activities include volleyball games, hiking, a campfire, the
Rocky Challenge, and a dance. At the close of the camp, students
receive a Camp Rocky Certificate of