Camp Rocky 2020
58TH YEAR AND AWARD WINNING - CAMP ROCKY
July 11-17th 2021 | DIVIDE, COLORADO
For Immediate Release: Camp Rocky Cancellation Notice
It is with sincere disappointment that the CACD Board of Directors have had to come to the difficult decision to cancel Camp Rocky this year due to the current crisis of the COVID-19 and the uncertainty of what the next few weeks and months look like for the opening of summer camps in the State of Colorado.
In the May 11th update from Governor Jared Polis, it is our understanding he stated that a decision on the operation of summer camps would be made May 25 at the earliest. We know that this decision will be based on the collective health data at that time, and on guidance given to the Governor’s office as to what June and the following months will look like.
We felt we held on as long as we could before making this tough decision. CACD has been weighing the ability to meet public health recommendations and the issue of limited fundraising opportunities.
We also realized we were running out of time to prepare volunteers and instructors with the newly required background checks and now the training of possible requirements to meet heightened health and safety precautions. Concerns include social distancing, access to masks, sanitation practices, and a proper protocol for mealtimes. There is also the issue of campers being able to get a cleared physical from their doctors
The longer that the guidance is delayed, the more challenging it has become to continue in a holding pattern of “wait and see.” These are the reasons for our difficult decision.
We cannot express enough to everyone involved how much the statewide support of this youth camp means to us and the gratitude we have toward our conservation districts, our state and local partners and to everyone who help to make it a success! We look forward to building a strong comeback for Camp Rocky 2021!
CACD Executive Director
Colorado Association of Conservation Districts.
Camp Rocky Co-Director
Camp Rocky Information
Camp Rocky is an educational, week long residential camp for 14 through 19 year olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources!
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:
Sponsored by the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, with the help of other natural resource conservation partners.
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CONSERVATION DISTRICT
FOR LIMITED SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABILITY.
Join the Camp Rocky Team!
We are excited to welcome volunteers over the age of 18 who are passionate about working with high school-aged youth for a week of experiential learning combined with traditional summer camp fun! Please contact Noah McCord if you are interested, or visit our staffing page to learn more.
A SALUTE TO CAMP ROCKY 2019 SUPPORTERS!
We would like to express a special THANK YOU to the following sponsors & supporters:
2019 Corporate & Partner Sponsors:
2019 Conservation District Sponsors:
Supporting Partners, Staff, and Instructors:
Camp Rocky Program Director:
- Amy Gossman
- Colorado State Conservation Board‐CDA: Cindy Lair, Program Mgr.
- USDA‐NRCS: Clint Evans, Co State Conservationist
- Alyssa Clarida, CSCB-Conservation Specialist‐Western Slope Region
- Ben Berlinger, Rangeland Mgmt. Specialist, NRCS
- Dan Nosal, Rangeland Mgmt. Specialist, NRCS
- Kimberly Diller, Rangeland Mgmt. Specialist, NRCS
Soil and Water Conservation:
- Beth Fortman, Soil Conservationist, NRCS
- Ciara Ahrens, Soil Conservationist, NRCS
- Jeﬀ Goats, Resource Soil Scientist /Soil Health Coordinator
Fish and Wildlife Management:
- Ty Woodward, Private Lands Wildlife Biologist‐NRCS, Bird conservancy of The Rockies
- Tim Kroening, Colorado Parks & Wildlife
- Patty Knupp, Area Biologist, NRCS