Farewell from "Seth, The Director"

Dear KSS Summer Camp Families,

I walked onto Keystone Science School (KSS) Campus for the first time in 2008 not knowing how impactful this place and the people I met would be on my life. The campers, parents, and counselors helped me become the person I am today and will help me become the person I am meant to be for the future. This place has truly been a home away from home because of each and every one of you. I will miss you all dearly and I may not be your camp director for the Summer of Courage, but I have been working closely with an amazing group of people and trust they will keep the magic alive.

I want to thank you for putting your trust in me and KSS for so many years. I have truly loved my time being the Camp Director for you and your children. I am so grateful for the friends and all the amazing memories I have made at KSS, and I will cherish this for years to come. With that, it comes with great emotion to announce that this chapter of my life will be ending, and I will begin the next chapter of my life by moving back to Ohio to be closer to my family.

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Remember campers that the magic of KSS doesn’t come from me, the staff, or even our campus. The magic that lives at KSS comes from each and every one of you. You are the magic of KSS, and I am so amazed at who you all have become over the years and I can’t wait to see you all become the leaders of tomorrow. This is not goodbye but see you later and when I think of you, I will remember those stars in the sky. I will challenge you one more time to step out of your comfort zone, try something new, and make a new friend. I will miss you all dearly!

KSS parents, thank you for trusting in me and the Science School to keep your children safe and the opportunity to be a part of their lives. I have cherished each and every moment I have had with you all. You have been such a big part of my development and the reasons this place has felt like a second home.

In the words of Fred Rogers:

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet and how important you can be to those you may never dream of.”

You have been such important people in my life, and I will keep you all close to my heart.

I would love for you all to stay in touch, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Have a wonderful and healthy summer!

All the best,

Seth Oglesby