DENVER—Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) has announced its summer youth camp schedule for 2003. The camps, which are held in the mountain town of Bailey, Colo., just 50 miles west of Denver, are open to both members and non-members.
Camp participants spend a week (three and a half days for Junior Camp) in a beautiful setting. Campers will get to know other young people from throughout the tri-state region (Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico), learn about cooperative principles, and study issues affecting rural America, according to Amy Meyer, RMFU education director. Learning leadership skills is another benefit of the camping program. Those attending the Senior Camp have an opportunity to run for Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Senior Youth Advisory Council.
“In addition to being an outstanding educational opportunity, campers say they thoroughly enjoy the experience,” said Meyer, who along with camp director, Audrey Rosenbrock, conduct the program. “The friendships they make at camp often last for years.” Other activities include campfire songs, swimming, hiking, crafts and more!
The schedule is as follows:
Junior Camp (completed grades 2-4) & Parent’s Camp
Teen Camp (completed grades 5-7)
Senior Camp (completed grades 8-12)
A special feature of the RMFU camping program is that parents and grandparents of junior campers have the option of coming to camp with their kids. Participating adults will attend special workshops, help the camp staff during outings and workshops, and also have free time to shop, hike, and “do their own thing.” There is no fee for adults who opt to do this, but it must be arranged in advance with the camp management.
The Junior Camp costs $80 for members and $105 for non-members. The Teen and Senior Camps cost $125 for members and $150 for non-members. Contact Rocky Mountain Farmers Union at 303-752-5800 for registration forms and more information on the camps. Roundtrip transportation at a nominal fee is provided for campers from some areas.