About Us

Girls in STEM students jumping at sunset 

Our Mission & Values

See the mission, vision and values KSS is founded on.  

Our Team

Meet the KSS staff!

Summer Counselors on the Wapiti cabin porch in the 1980s

Our History

Read our journey from our founding in 1976 by Robert Craig.

Summer Counselors smiling in the Observatory


We have several employment opportunities including seasonal and full-time. Apply today!


KSS has the power to effect change in outdoor education. We remain resolute in our responsibility to press forward and help make the outdoors more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive.

The Blog

Read our updates in our KSS Blog, with all the recent news, events and Mission Moments going on.

A view of the Tieken building from the sage field

Our Campus

Learn about the Keystone Science School campus, located at 9,200 feet in Colorado’s Snake River Valley.

A spread of our School Store items for sale - hats, bottles and the HPG plushie

School Store

Visit our School Store where you can purchase all of the KSS and HPG swag!

The HPG running through campus in winter


The Hot Pink Gorilla has been wandering the hills of Keystone, Colorado for as long as the Keystone Science School has been around. 

Support KSS

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the incredible generosity of our donors and volunteers to help us bring essential science education and critical thinking skills to all children. From volunteering to help with a project to taking part in one of our donor programs, we offer a variety of ways to help sustain Keystone Science School.