Embark on the ultimate adventure with Tents to Trails, a 12-day experience seamlessly blending the best of our summer programs. Spend the first week at our traditional Discovery Camp, building bonds at the Keystone Science School campus. Transition seamlessly to the wilderness of Summit County in the second week, engaging in stand-up paddleboarding, rock climbing, and concluding with an unforgettable three-day overnight canoe trip along the Colorado River. Perfect for campers transitioning from Discovery to Adventures, this journey promises a summer filled with growth, camaraderie, and unforgettable outdoor experiences.
First Day: Join us at KSS campus for check-in and a Trip Briefing. We’ll review gear, prepare our packs, and head to our Adventure location, usually an hour or more of travel. Learn activity basics, enjoy dinner, and connect during our Evening Meeting.
Last Day: On the final day after activities are done, we’ll head back to KSS, and have our Pin Ceremony awards for camper achievements.
Our Leadership Framework has a foundation of 5 main elements. As students progress through Adventures, they will become familiar with the 5 elements and have opportunities to grow within each. Learn more here.
New Admissions Process
This year will be implementing a more comprehensive admission process to ensure that each participant is placed in a program that is the best fit for that individual. Below are the steps for this process.
See full admissions process here
Families will enroll in their preferred programs
Families will receive an automatic confirmation email to show that they have been placed in their intended session.
Families will receive a form that is required to be completed by the participant via email.
This form must be completed to ensure enrollment in the program
Failure to complete the form within the designated deadline will result in unenrollment from the program.
Once the form is complete, the family will receive an email to schedule a phone call with a KSS staff member.
A KSS staff member will call the family. In this conversation the family has an opportunity to learn more about the program and for KSS to learn more about the participant and support them on their session(s). This conversation will help ensure that participants are enrolled in the most appropriate programming for the individual.