Counselor Assistant Program - Discovery Camp CAP
Registration for 2021 Discovery Camp Opens February 2nd, 10am.
The Counselor Assistant Program (CAP) is a mentorship program for our high school aged campers that focuses on leadership development and prepares them to be future staff members. Each CAP will be given a staff mentor for the week upon their arrival who they can check-in with and learn from throughout their session. CAPs will have special leadership trainings, activities, and exclusive programming just for the CAPs.
Session Dates & Rates
|Session 8 & 9||July 26 to August 6||$2,499/$2,525||Deluxe Discovery Camp Deluxe is double the science, adventure, fun! This 12-day program is jam-packed with adventures and unforgettable camp traditions. This program also includes the famous CLAW games, our version of a color war. Discovery Deluxe is an extra special program for our CAPs. Not only is there more time for leadership programming and development, but CAPs also have a special role during Deluxe. During Deluxe is when the CLAW games occur and the CAPs become CAPtains during this special competition.|
Due to logistics around health and safety, we are only offering the CAP program for the Deluxe session. Consider our Discovery Expeditions which run all Summer long. Challenge yourself on our most extensive and exciting Colorado backcountry adventure that focuses on leadership development and wilderness skills.
MondayWelcome to Camp
Move-in, Unpack, Group Games
Welcome to Camp
Cabin Time, Candle Chat Group Discussion, Optional Astronomy
Lunch on Trail
Feet of the Floor Rest Hour and Snack
Camp Activities: Tie Dye, Archery, Arts & Crafts, Science, Sports
Big Group Game
WednesdayWilderness Backpacking & Camping
Wilderness Group Packing and Preparations
Lunch on Trail
Set Up Camp Site
Learn Wilderness Skills
Tent Talks, Candle Chat Group Discussion
Wake Up, Breakfast, Pack up Camp, Begin Challenge Hike
Celebrate Success Group Discussion
Return to Camp
Feet off the Floor Rest Hour
Mellow Meadow: Archery, Free Play
Leave for Adventure
Return to Camp, Feet off the Floor Rest Hour
Theme Costume Dinner
Camper Talent Show
Cabin Closing Ceremony, Camper Awards
All-Camp Closing Ceremony
Cabin & Camp Clean Up
Big Group Game
School Store Open
Campers earn beads for everything they do at camp, this way campers leave with a necklace full of achievements and memories.
Our campfires are all about coming together with songs, skits, and s’mores to get campers excited and comfortable on their first night of camp.
Earth Treks are all about exploring the natural world around us and diving into the curriculum through fun experiments and activities.
Campers will push themselves outside of their comfort zones on difficult hikes in beautiful locations.
We close every day at camp around the flame of a candle where we reflect on our days and form a safe community to have powerful conversations.
Each session campers have the opportunity to show their skills in our end of the week talent show.
Snake River Village (SRV) - Rustic Canvas Tents
If sleeping under the stars and falling asleep to the calming sounds of the Snake River sounds like summer camp to you, then look no further than Snake River Village. In Snake River Village campers sleep in canvas wall tents, each with 5 beds, adjacent to the beautiful Snake River. Our tents are on raised wooden platforms and each camper gets a cot and room to store their belongings. The tents are a short walk from the bathrooms, showers, and dining hall. They even have their very own campfire pit!
Discovery campers have the option of staying in our log cabin-style dormitories, featuring bunk beds, restrooms with showers, and community space. There are two different dormitories both of which are centrally located on our campus. There are two campers per room, and counselors stay in a room off of the community space.
All Discovery Camp staff go through two weeks of comprehensive training, have been background checked, hold a Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED certification at minimum, and have gone through extensive risk management training.
Drop Off and Pick Up Info
Drop-off and Pick-Up
Pick Up: (I.D. Required)
Keystone Science School is American Camp Association Accredited