Bird Camps

If your kids enjoy learning, playing hard and spending time in the great outdoors, then our Bird Camps are for them!

Camp Philosophy

The mission of Bird Conservancy of the Rockies Summer Bird Camps is to engage children in conserving birds and their habitats, while connecting them with nature. Children are taught through hands-on learning activities and direct experiences to help them develop a deeper awareness, enjoyment, and respect for all wildlife and their habitats.

All camps are about getting kids outside to have fun and explore nature while making friends, developing leadership skills and gaining insights into their relationships with themselves, others and the world around them.  Camp content and activities are designed in a progression to introduce young children to the outdoors and build their skills over time slowly offering opportunities for deeper exploration and understanding of the natural world through the lens of bird conservation. . Click here to meet our 2024 Bird Camp staff!

Scholarships are available for all camps!
Applications for scholarships can be made through our online scholarship application.

Please note: Online registration is required for all camp sessions; we cannot accept walk-ins.

Registration for Bird Camps 2024 is open! CLICK HERE to register!

 This page will be updated regularly with program and registration information. We also encourage you to bookmark our Events Calendar and our Facebook Events listings.

 If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to Becky Heath via email or phone: (303) 659-4348 x49.

Day Camps (Ages 4-13)

Day Camps are the perfect introduction to science and nature for younger kids. With a small staff-to-camper ratio, our Day Camps foster a positive learning environment through hikes, games, crafts, and outdoor play.

Click here to visit our Day Camps page!

Overnight Camps (Ages 12-17)

Our Overnight Camps are designed to develop scientific and leadership skills for older campers. Participants have the opportunity to work with professional scientists and develop their own creative and research projects. Overnight Camps are located in Jamestown, CO, near Rocky Mountain National Park.

Click here to visit our Overnight Camps page!

Leaders-in-Training Program (Ages 13-17)

Leaders-in-Training Program

Teenagers who enjoy working with younger children and would like more opportunities to be outside this summer will find a great fit in this camp program. Inspired by campers from previous summers who were eager to attend other camps and give back to their community, the Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program is designed to provide opportunities for older campers to increase their leadership skills by sharing their passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for birds and the natural world with younger campers. LITs will assist camp staff in providing a caring and exciting experience for campers, and will assist with other projects. Space in the LIT program is limited to 5 per session, so applying early is recommended.

Click here to visit our Leaders-in-Training program page!

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For more information
about camp programs:

Becky Heath
Camp Manager
(303) 659-4348 x49

2018 Taking Flight
Summer camp participants
Photo by Stacey Monahan

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) supports more than 300 arts, cultural, and scientific organizations within the Denver metro area through a voter-approved penny sales tax on every $10 purchase. More than 13 million people – 4 million of them kids – attend SCFD funded programs each year, many for free or reduced rates.  SCFD funding supports Bird Conservancy’s education and outreach programs, helping us connect, engage and inspire thousands of Denver Metro residents in nature and the outdoors. SCFD dollars are used to cover transportation, scholarships and program costs and are critical to our ability to deliver diverse, high-quality programs that are a hallmark of our organization.  Thank you to the citizens of the SCFD for your support!

This Project was funded in part with proceeds from the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax. The Adams County Open Space Sales Tax was passed by the Adams County voters in 1999, and reauthorized in November 2004, to be extended until December 31, 2026.The sales tax is 1/4 of one percent, or 25 cents on every $100 purchase.  Proceeds from the sales tax benefit parks, recreation and open space projects countywide. Thank you to the residents of Adams County for your support!