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CACD’s 57th Annual Camp Rocky: July 5-11, 2020 – Registration Open Now!

Greetings Conservation Districts, Partners, Affiliates and Friends:

We are ready to start taking applications for Camp Rocky 2020!  Please see the attached information and registration documents. We also encourage you to visit our Camp Rocky website page for more information and printable forms. Go to

For those of you who are not familiar with Camp Rocky, here is a brief overview of this award-winning natural resources camp.

Outdoor Natural Resource Conservation Adventures Youth: Ages 14-19

Camp Rocky is a week-long residential camp for youth ages 14-19 who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources.  The Professional staff helps participants learn about the environment through hands-on experiences.   The students work in teams, and each year, students choose a resource field for their area of study; Soil & Water Conservation, Rangeland Science, Fish & Wildlife Management, Forest Management.   Other activities include nightly guest speakers from all aspects of natural resources and conservation, volleyball, basketball, hiking, kayaking, campfire, archery, group challenges, indoor/outdoor games, a talent show, and a dance.  Campers gain valuable insight into natural resources management, agriculture and the human impacts on the environment; while meeting new friends from across Colorado, eating delicious food and having a great time! 

We will start planning this year’s event within the next few weeks and are very excited about the interest already shown in attending!  Please let everyone know to register early as there is limited space.

I know many of you actively promote Camp Rocky each year to your local schools, FFA groups, and other organizations.  We ask that you continue to share and we thank you all for the help and support in getting the word out about this amazing natural resource camping experience!

At this time we are asking our conservation districts, state partners and organizations who have a passion for youth education and outreach centered around natural resources and conservation to please consider sponsoring a camper from your area or from anywhere around the state. We also encourage you to contact us if you are interested in volunteering or even just joining us for a day to experience what this camp is all about!


Please feel free to forward this email to any of your contact groups.   

Thank you, everyone!


  • Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD)
  • Conservation Districts of Colorado
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • Colorado Department of Natural Resources
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Colorado Section Society for Range Management
  • Colorado State Conservation Board (CSCB)
  • Colorado State Forest Service
  • Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • Pheasants Forever
  • Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp
  • Stage stop Llamas c/o Jeff & Sally Rucker
  • US Forest Service
  • Safari Club International, Colorado Chapter
  • Warner Ranch/Bob Warner


  • Bent
  • Big Thompson
  • Boulder Valley
  • Branson-Trinchera
  • Deer Trail
  • Double El
  • East Adams
  • Flagler
  • Haxtun
  • Jefferson
  • Prowers
  • South Pueblo
  • Sedgwick County
  • Shavano
  • Teller Park
  • Turkey Creek
  • Upper Huerfano
  • West Adams
  • West Arapahoe
  • West Greeley
  • Yuma County

Submitted to The BARN by:

Bobbi Ketels

CACD Executive Director

Colorado Association of Conservation Districts

PO Box 1175, Lamar, CO 81052

  1. O) 719-336-3437, ext 130
  2. C) 719-686-0020

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.