"This summer Walking Mountains has a mission: to help you rescue your family’s summer from the dreaded indoors! Our single-day, multi-day, and overnight summer camps for kids entering first through twelfth grades are sure to spark their sense of adventure! Our summer science camps allow children to experience the wild places of the Eagle Valley while nurturing their connection to the natural world through daily exploration of local trails. Campers investigate principles of ecology and develop an understanding of scientific concepts through fun, adventure, experiments, and exploration. Sessions are age-appropriate and taught by qualified natural science educators that make learning safe and fun."
ECCD works with Walking Mountains to make sure any local child has the opportunity to attend these exciting camps.
One applicant must be a graduating high school senior that will be pursuing a career in the field of conservation, natural resource management or agriculture and has maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in their senior year.
A second applicant may be a full time student at a college or university that is pursuing a career in the field of conservation, natural resource management or agriculture and has maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in the most previous year of study.
Applicants must not have received a full scholarship from another source. Scholarship funds are restricted to tuition, books or fees and will be deposited into the students account at the chosen college or university.
Successful applicants will be notified at the address provided in the application of their and or approval. Proof of the successful applicants current enrollment in the college or university of their choice must be furnished to the Eagle County Conservation District by November 1, 2016, to enable the District to forward payment of the scholarship funds to the school.
To apply please write a one page essay discussing the importance of conservation, natural resource management or agriculture to you and our District. You will need to furnish evidence of your 2.5 GPA for your most recent year of study in the form of a letter from your school counselor. In addition submit a letter of recommendation from one teacher and one member of the community that is not a relative. Include a photo of yourself to be used for promotional / recognition purposes of the successful applicants. A personal interview by the selection committee may be required.
You must give the Eagle County Conservation District permission to use your name, photo, name of college or university and course of study for promotional / recognition purposes in both printed media and the Conservation Districts web site as the District deems appropriate.
Selection of the successful applicants will be made by the Board of Directors of the Eagle County Conservation District.
For more information, please visit the Walking Mountains website