Front cover of 2023 Summit School District Impact Report

2023 Summit School District Partnership 


2023 Keystone Science School and Summit School District Partnership

Summer 2023 at Keystone Science School was a resounding success as we once again collaborated with the Summit School District (SSD) to host ten weeks of Summit Day Camp for elementary students and eight weeks of Pathfinders Day Camp for middle schoolers. Our mission, in partnership with SSD, was clear: to offer a reliable and affordable childcare solution for hardworking parents in the county.

This was the second season that KSS hosted SSD campers on our historic campus, and the partnership between SSD and KSS is stronger than ever. KSS is pleased to report that 156 SSD students attended Summit Day camp and 37 SSD students participated in the Pathfinders programs. 66% of these students were returning campers!

Day campers in a circle touching their toes!

To ensure inclusivity, we implemented a sliding fee scale, allowing all families to participate. Over 40% of families benefited from significantly reduced fees, thanks to qualifications including Free and Reduced Lunch or Child Health Plan+. This commitment to accessibility underscores our dedication to making the camp experience available to as many children as possible.

Subsidized Rates for SSD students

Full price, non-local$499
Local SSD$325
Child Health Plan+$175
SSD Free & Reduced Lunch$50




This partnership helps provide affordable childcare to our local families and take some stress out of working through the summer season, as one parent said “KSS is an awesome program that had gave me piece of mind knowing that my son is experiencing a great time in the outdoors, learning and making new friends … while I’m working.”

Day Campers and their parents talk about what they gain and learn from coming to KSS.

  • 85% of surveyed campers said they learned something new during their week of camp.
  • 98% of surveyed campers said they would return to camp the following year if given the opportunity.
  • 100% of surveyed campers said they would recommend KSS to a friend.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our incredibly generous donors and dedicated community partners for their unwavering support. Without your assistance, making this program a reality would not have been possible!

Day campers during tye-dye

A group of Day Campers visiting the Phoenix Gold Mine

She gains valuable social skills and learns a lot about science and nature. We love that she gets to play in the dirt and and have experiences she would otherwise not have access to.”
– 2023 Day Camp Parent

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For further details on the impact of this program at Keystone Science School, please refer to the 2023 Summit School District Impact Report linked below.

Front cover of 2023 Summit School District Impact Report

Thank you to all who helped fund our Summit Day Camp!