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Our Campus

At an elevation of 9,200 feet, Keystone Science School's Pennington Campus is nestled in Colorado’s Snake River Valley. The 23-acre campus is built on the site of the Old Keystone Village, a former railroad and sawmill site, which supported silver and gold mining. Today, majestic mountain ranges provide a dynamic setting for learning about the rich natural and cultural history of Summit County.

The campus, named in memory of Ty Pennington, generous supporter and friend of KSS, sees thousands of students and adults each year.

Our facilities include modern log-style dormitories, a central dining hall, classroom space, an outdoor amphitheater, and a state-of-the-art observatory.



Take Interstate 70 West to the Dillon/Silverthorne exit, Exit 205. This exit is approximately 75 miles west of Denver and is approximately a 1 ½ hour drive. Go left off of the exit onto Highway 6. Take Highway 6 East about 6 miles to Keystone. At the only stoplight in Keystone (W. Keystone Rd.), turn right and then an immediate left. Go one-half mile to Soda Ridge Road and turn right. Soda Ridge Road ends at the Keystone Science School (approximately 1.1 miles). Parking is to the left immediately after passing the Keystone Stables.

Science School Strolls

This summer we are celebrating how community members like you make Keystone Science School a wonderful place to inspire young people to be curious learners.

We'd like to invite you to Science School Strolls taking place Mondays at 1pm and Wednesdays at 11am and 1pm this summer.

Join us to learn about KSS’s historical campus, see Day Campers enjoy campus, and take in the beauty of our 23-acre campus. On Monday afternoons campers play games to get to know one another and on Wednesdays campers enjoy Skills Day when they practice all the classic camp activities including Archery and Fishing!

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3D Tours

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  • Dining Hall
    kss dining hall
  • Dorms
    kss log style dorms

Lodging Options

Snake River Village - Rustic Canvas Tents

Get a unique camp experience and stay in one of our authentic canvas wall tents, adjacent to the beautiful Snake River. Our tents are on raised, wooden platforms and each camper gets a cot and room to store their equipment. The tents are a short walk from bathrooms, showers, and have their very own campfire pit. Each tent sleeps five campers and one Counselor Assistant. Two counselors sleep in a tent in the center of each tent village. Campers of any age can choose this option. This is a great opportunity to guarantee that siblings, family members, and good friends can be together in a tent and trail group. Availability is limited – register early! Choose this option during registration.

snake river village

Log-Style Dormitories

Residential campers will stay in one of our log-style dormitories, featuring bunk beds, restrooms with showers, and a community space. There are two dormitories, Bighorn Dorm and the Henry Dorm. Both dorms are located right in the center of campus near Rives Dining Hall. Each room sleeps four campers and there are eight rooms in each dorm. Counselors stay in a room off of the community space. Rooms are assigned based on age and grade. We will do our best to accommodate up to two roommate requests per session, but we cannot guarantee roommates.

log style dorms