“I had no idea what to expect when I first found about Rocky Mountain Camp. I knew that doing ‘more of the same’, sending him to local summer school, extra tutoring, was not going to help bridge the gap my son was struggling with. Not only did I learn a lot about Dyslexia and why Sean was struggling so much in reading, he learned he was not ‘alone’. He was with a group of very bright boys and girls like himself with the same learning difficulties. I’d describe the program as ‘work hard, play hard’. These kids had hours of one to one time working on language, reading, and comprehension, plus art and outdoor activities. He came home exhausted every night and could not wait to get back to camp the next day!

Quite frankly the other thing I liked about the camp was that the application process assures the kids will have the opportunity to learn in a safe, positive and fun environment, with other kids like themselves; kids that really want to learn!"

Kelly Donovan, mother of Sean


The staff of ROCKY MOUNTAIN CAMP are hand-picked professionals dedicated to the academic success and personal achievements of each student.

Executive Director:

Joyce Bilgrave, M.Ed.
Fellow: Orton-Gillingham
Practitioners and Educators.

Mrs. Bilgrave’s four decades of academic and camp experience span the United States. She is co-founder and former director of the Jemicy School of Baltimore, Maryland, a nationally acclaimed program of excellence for dyslexic students. She co-founded and directed Camp Bombadil, a day camp for dyslexic students, and Big Rock Creek Camp, a conference center and outdoor science program in the Angeles National Forest of Southern California. In addition, Mrs. Bilgrave was instrumental in founding the following schools for dyslexic children: Rawson-Saunders School, Austin, Texas; Durango Mountain Camp and the Liberty School in Durango, Colorado.

Tuition: $5500

Includes all academic instruction and supplies, scheduled co-curricular activities and special day trips.

Application Procedure

Applications will be accepted starting January 1. Application forms are available from the web site: rockymountaindyslexiccamp.org. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable deposit is due. The remainder of the tuition is to be paid on or before June 1 of the current camp year.

General Information

The camp is 5 weeks beginning June 30, 2014 and lasting through August 2, 2014. Hours 8:15 to 5:00. Van pickup at central location can be arranged (extra cost).

Camp Schedule

Saturday, June 28th BBQ Lunch & Orientation 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. for parents and campers
Monday June 30th: First day of camp
Saturday August 2rd: Last day of camp

For More Information

Contact Director Joyce Bilgrave or Kara Osberg, Assistant Director:

Joyce Bilgrave

Phone: 970.385.7713
Cell: 720.980.4805

Kara Osberg:

Phone: 303.349.6463
Limited scholarship aid is available based on financial need.