Camp & College Scholarships

Camp Rocky Scholarships for Ages 14-19

Camp Rocky is a week long, residential camp for 14 through 19 year olds who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources. This camp is near Divide, Colorado for those who have finished 8th grade through 19 year old. The camp for 2018 is scheduled for July 8-July 14 and the cost is only $300.00 (all inclusive). Limited scholarships are available through the Douglas County Conservation District.

The Camp Rocky professional staff helps participants learn about their environment through hands-on experience. The students work in teams making new friends from across Colorado. There students can choose one from the five resource fields to focus on. Recreation Management, Rangeland Science, Fish & Wildlife Management, Forest Management, or Soil and Water Conservation.

Criteria to receive partial scholarship:

  • You must live in the Douglas County Conservation District in Colorado
  • You must have completed 8th grade by June 1st 2018 through age 19; or ages 14-19 years old.
  • You must submit your application ASAP to the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts (CACD).
  • You must contact us for the scholarship specifics after you have sent in your application to CACD.

Application Process:

  1. Apply for the Camp Rocky to the CACD. Once you have applied for the camp, contact our office at 303-218-2622 to let us know that you are interested in a partial scholarship to attend Camp Rocky. We will then inform you on how many students have also applied to the camp and how much of a scholarship will be available for you.
  2. Please feel free to call our office at 303-218-2622 or email any questions that you might have.

For Camp Rocky information Contact us at 303-218-2622.

Scholarships for College Students


The Douglas County Conservation District will be awarding a $4,000 scholarship for the 2018 season. This scholarship is open to any Douglas County High School graduate majoring in the fields of

  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Science
  • Soil Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Earth Resources Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Ecology
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Engineering
  • and other fields related to the utilization an conservation of soil and water resources.

Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 point scale.

Amount and length of funding:

Four thousand dollars ($4,000) over two years; one thousand dollars ($1000) awarded for four consecutive semesters. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) and provide past semester grades and semester course registration for semester funding requested.


Applications are to be completed in the form of a one to three page in length letter to the Douglas County Conservation District and must include a copy of Douglas County High School transcript or higher education transcript.. Applicants should detail their future educational and future professional plans, and how proposed current course work relates to the conservation of natural resources.

Award Criteria:

Letters of interest will be evaluated and ranked by the Board of Supervisors of the Douglas County Conservation District. Consideration will be given to the students’ educational and professional goals as expressed in their letter of interest, their past academic performance, and the degree to which their area of study is related to the management and conservation of natural resources.

Deadline for Application:

Applications are due on or before May 17, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the selection shortly thereafter. All letters of interest should be sent to: Douglas County Conservation District, PO Box 688, Franktown, Colorado 80116, or scan and email.

Contact us by e-mail or by phone (303 218-2622) for more information regarding this scholarship.