WGCD: Scholarships available Outdoor Natural Resource Conservation Adventures for 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. It will be hosted in Divide, Colo. July 11-16. 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. They can pick from:

  • 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! 

Applications are due now for this year’s camp after taking last year off due to the pandemic. The West Greeley Conservation District (WGCD) has a limited number of camp scholarships available to families paying our District WGCD tax. We are excited to get back together and soak in some great sunshine and fresh air, while serving youth. (Brochure attached)

We encourage you to contact WGCD about scholarships and CACD if you are interested in volunteering to help with this camp. To learn more or to Register visit: http://www.coloradoacd.org/camp-rocky.html         

Camp Rocky Scholarship forms are available at: wgcd.org/education.  If you have any questions please contact Kristi Helzer, Community Outreach & Education Coordinator at kristi.helzer@wgcd.org or 970.534-2320.

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.