Camp Colorado Scholarship offered


By Jean Zirnhelt | Weminuche Audubon Society

Weminuche Audubon Society is offering an opportunity for an area student between the ages of 13 to 17 to attend a week-long camp this July. If you like exploring nature in beautiful surroundings, this is the camp for you. 

Camp Colorado is based at the YMCA of the Rockies outside Estes Park, Colo., surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park. This camp will teach you skills to enhance your observations of the natural world with sketching, painting, field journaling, photography and more. Explore the bird life of surrounding areas from the plains to the mountains and meet new friends with similar interests.

The camp takes place from July 15-22. All campers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To apply for the scholarship, students should submit an essay of 400-600 words describing their experiences in the outdoors and reasons for wishing to attend the camp, along with a letter of recommendation from an adult who is not a relative. Submissions must be received by Weminuche Audubon by March 1 and may be sent by email to or by mail to P.O. Box 1087, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.

The scholarship, which pays camp expenses, is awarded thanks to the generosity of Joan Ward, who has funded the scholarship since 2015, and of other donors who contribute to the fund. Only through this support is our chapter able to offer this opportunity. The scholarship fund was established in memory of Michael Ward, former chapter board member and supporter, and is named in his honor.