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Here's to a great school year!

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It seems like we just said goodbye to the 2013-2014 School Programs staff and suddenly here we are, knee deep in training, and another school year is upon us. We have a metaphor around here to differentiate School from Camp Programs; Camp is a sprint (just ten short weeks of intensive programming) and School Programs is a marathon (commandeering campus for ten full months).

This year we have a team of eleven staff members, eight of whom will serve as our instructors and three who will take part in the apprentice program. We would not be able to run our programs without these eleven amazing educators. So, we are ecstatic to have them on staff and have enjoyed going through a week and a half of training to get them ready for the school year.

At KSS we look for educators who have the ability to adapt curricula and content for each group we work with, as each program is customized according to age, SP Training Photo2academic level, and goals. Last week we saw our first school group, 80 high school students from Aurora focusing on teambuilding while learning about wildfire management. This week we have a group of 5th through 8th graders from Broomfield, participating in one of our On the Road programs at Windy Point campground. Even as I am writing, they are doing a challenge hike up Quandary Peak.

The School Programs staff are here to learn from each other, teach the students we serve, and hone their skills as educators. With each challenge they encounter, they will also have amazing stories of how they have impacted students’ lives. Stay tuned throughout the school year for inspiring stories from our KSS School Programs staff.

Cheers to another school year and to our amazing staff. We are so happy to have you on board and will be here to support you throughout the marathon we call School Programs!