Welcome to Camp Rocky!
Conservation Career Exploration in the High Rockies
About Camp Rocky
Your Next Adventure Awaits | Since 1964
Camp Rocky is an educational, week long residential camp for 14 through 17 year-olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources, agriculture, or environmental science.
Camp is located outside Divide, Colorado. Camp Rocky’s professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experiences. Students work in teams, making new friends from across Colorado.
Each year, new and returning students choose one of the following resource fields for their area of focus: Rangeland Science Forestry Management Soil and Water Science Fish and Wildlife Management At the end of the week, students will use their group learning plan to complete a management project. Additional camper activities include volleyball games, hiking, campfires, group challenges, nightly natural resource presentations, and a talent show!
The Camp Rocky Program
Each camper will choose a natural resource topic to focus on for the week. Daily hands-on lessons and guest speakers who work in the specific field make this a fun way to explore a potential career and leave Camp with a deeper understanding of a specific topic
Some of our special guests and activities are too special to keep to one instruction group! The whole camp may gather to learn from speakers such as our area game warden, wildlife biologists who let us go hands-on stunning fish in Camp's stream to count populations, or wildland fire crews who talk to us about how they manage a healthy forest year-round
Traditional Camp Experience
We are at summer camp after all! In addition to a week packed full of instruction and hands-on experiential learning, all the facets you might think of with a traditional camp experience are present at Camp Rocky. Campfires, hikes, group games, etc. round out our days at camp.
Colorado's Conservation Districts Make Camp Rocky Possible.
Thanks to Colorado's local conservation districts, the vast majority of students are able to attend Camp Rocky at little or no cost.
2023 Supporting Districts
El Paso County CD
Lake County CD
Mount Sopris CD
South Pueblo County CD
Washington County CD
West Adams CD
West Arapahoe CD
West Greeley CD
Yuma County CD