Meet the Wilderness Adventure Staff

Our wilderness adventures are designed to teach middle and high schoolers leadership and outdoor skills. Students will spend a week or more on a field-based adventure learning how to navigate in a place they’ve never been, cook in the wilderness, and make decisions as a group all while rock climbing, backpacking, rafting, and more!

Our wilderness adventures staff couldn’t be more prepared or excited to lead students on adventures through Colorado and Utah’s National Parks, monuments, and most scenic areas. Students will gain outdoor skills, confidence, and appreciation for the natural world.

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Meet the Summer Camp Staff

Our day camp staff spends each day of every week ensuring campers get the opportunity to learn, experience, and grow through a summer of Science, Adventure, and Fun! Each week has a unique theme whether it’s centered around a scientific concept or adventure activity. The theme-based weeks allow campers to go in depth with a subject for the entire week.

The members of our day camp staff are dedicated to engaging with campers around the academic challenges of the week, approaching each activity and supercharged adventure with energy and silliness, and helping campers develop swimming, rock climbing, and hiking skills as they explore Summit County.

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Wednesday Overnights Give Independence and Peace of Mind During Day Camps

EARLY BIRD PRICING: If you register for the overnight prior to June 10th it’s only $85! The price rises to $99 for those who register for the overnight the week of camp.

Throughout the summer all our day campers have the opportunity to spend Wednesday evening on the Keystone Science School campus! The Wednesday Overnight is intentionally designed to help children develop their sense of independence, social and emotional intelligence, and strengthen the friendships they developed earlier in the week.

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Leadership Learned on Wilderness Adventures

Keystone Science School is always focused on creating amazing experiences for students and campers. A common phrase among staff is “we change lives.” While this is a lofty statement we always work to create positive experiences, which are impactful long beyond program participation. Our adventure programs such as the Keystone Mountain Adventures and Keystone Voyagers have a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills which can be applied to almost all aspects of life.

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One of Keystone Science School’s newest staff members Logan Maclean has been working tirelessly developing new curriculum for our wilderness adventure programs aimed to help teens develop leadership skills as well as wilderness skills. This new leadership curriculum will be embedded into each Keystone Mountain Adventures and Keystone Voyagers program.

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Gender Specific Programming: The Benefits of All-Girls Environments

By Carrie Scheick, Program Coordinator

Keystone Science School offers a few specific programs in with gender-specific groupings including Girls in STEM and Colorado Great Sand Dunes Keystone Voyager. All programs with gender-specific programming include curriculum dedicated to breaking down barriers of participation. Read more about the research and our planning process with regards to our programming.

“Girls in STEM has helped me learn more about STEM careers and it makes me feel like I could go into one of those careers.”

– 2018 5th grade Girls in STEM program participant

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