Douglas County Conservation District


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Camp Rocky July 10 - July 16  2016

Free Time on the Lake

The Douglas County Conservation District has partial scholarships available for Camp Rocky 2016.  The amount of  the scholarship depends on the number of youth to be sponsored by the district.  The camp cost is $300 all inclusive  for District teenagers to attend this camp.  The youth will pay a $100.00 non-refundable deposit, which will be partially reimbursed once the teen has finished the program depending on how many students attend .

In order to be eligible, teenagers must have completed 8th grade by June 1st 2016 and no older than 19 years of age.

Call us at 303 688-3042 ext. 100 or e-mail us if you are interested in attending and for scholarship.  The 2016 Camp Rocky brochure will give specific information.  The Camp Rocky Application can be filled out if you are interested in attending and send in to CACD.    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.

Camp Rocky is a week long, residential camp near Divide, Colorado for those who have finished 8th grade  through 19 year old. The 2016 camp is scheduled for July 10- July 16th and is for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and is 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 making new friends.  Camp Rocky registration.

Camp 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 Management

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.

Forest Management

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.

Rangeland Science

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 for drinking.

Soil & 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.

NEW!  Recreation Management

This 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.


                                                                            Camp Rocky Students making a simulated river.

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 environmental issues.

Additional activities include volleyball games, hiking, a campfire, the Camp Rocky Challenge, and a dance.  At the close of the camp, students receive a Camp Rocky Certificate of Completion.