Our Staff

Meet the Staff

The staff of Rocky Mountain Camp are hand-picked professionals dedicated to the academic success and personal achievements of each student.


Joyce Bilgrave

Joyce Bilgrave – Founder
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.



M.J. Bilgrav

M.J. Bilgrav – Executive Director
B.A., B.S. Certified: AOGPE, Certified IDA Language Therapist, Durango, CO

M.J. Bilgrav is a co-founder and the executive director of Rocky Mountain Camp, and she is certified by the Orton-Gillingham Academy as a certified language therapist. Before moving to Durango in 1996, she was the co-founder and co-director of Pacific Quest Outdoor Adventures which specialized in group outdoor adventure education programs in Hawaii and the Pacific. M.J. has been teaching dyslexic students for the past 25 years. Until recently, she taught English and math at a small private high school that boasted a 60% dyslexic population. She is currently head of the OG tutoring department at The Liberty School in Durango where she also tutors. She has been                                   tutoring at RMC since the beginning.

                           Contact MJ at 970-385-1778 or mj@durangomountaincamp.com


Academic Staff

Kevin Mebust

Kevin Mebust – Director of Academics, Rocky Mountain Camp

M.A.; Certified ALTA Academic Language Practitioner; Certified IDA Dyslexia Practitioner; Colorado Department of Education Reading Specialist Endorsement

Since 2001, Kevin has served as a middle school Special Education Teacher in Englewood, Colorado where he has taught both math and reading intervention classes. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction through the University of Colorado-Denver where he was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate of his program. He completed his Literacy Intervention Specialist Certificate in 2017 and currently serves as Treasurer for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Academic Language Therapy Association.                                          When not teaching, Kevin enjoys bicycling, studying Norwegian, and traveling with his wife.

                               Contact Kevin at 720-226-8004 or kevinmebust@gmail.com



Barbara Moskal, Phd. – Science Outdoor Pursuit Coordinator

Dr. Barbara Moskal is a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and the Director of Educational Innovation at the Colorado School of Mines. She has been active in K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for over fifteen year and is well published in the academic literature addressing learning, with over 100 peer reviewed publications. Her primary discipline is mathematics, but she has completed research in how students learn across STEM disciplines and is a senior editor of the Journal of Engineering Education, the premier journal in how students learn engineering concepts.





Morgan Hill – Academic Tutor / Outdoor Pursuit Staff
Morgan will be returning as a tutor this summer with RMC.  Morgan was born and raised in San Diego, California and is going into her final year of teacher training/Primary Education degree at York St. John University in York, England. Morgan will be specialising in additional educational needs and physical education. Morgan is also a member of her university’s climbing team, and has a passion for taekwondo.  Morgan has been practicing taekwondo for 12 years and 5 years ago became an instructor at her dojo.

Visit our associated sites: Wolf Creek Camp and Durango Mountain Camp

Rocky Mountain Camp
Mailing Address: 44000 Hwy 550 N., Durango, CO 81301
Contact: MJ Bilgrav at 970-385-1778, Email, Lisa Bilgrave at 303-483-1999, Email or Kevin Mebust at 720-226-8004, Email

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