Get Ready for Camp
2021 Summer Camp is just around the corner! Here are all the resources you need to assure your camper is ready for a magical summer. Take a careful look at everything here, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.
All sessions of camp require additional forms. This paperwork can be found in the forms section of your KSS Online Account. All paperwork is due no later than May 1st.
|Emergency Contact Information|
|COVID-19 Waiver & Release|
|Physicians Form (only required for overnight)|
|Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Within 72 Hours of Program (only required for overnight)|
|Seizure Action Plans|
|Medication Administration Permission Form|
|Group / Roommate Request|
|Verification for F&R lunch rate and CHP+|
Medications & Dietary Restrictions
If your child is taking medications, please ensure they are in their original packaging and prescription medications have their original labels. A Medication Administration Permissions form will need to be completed for each medication and signed by a physician. We will not accept medications that do not have all of these.
For overnight programs, all meals will be provided by KSS. On most days, campers will eat a hot breakfast and dinner prepared by our kitchen staff, and we will pack lunches and snacks in the morning to enjoy while out on our adventures.
For day camps, please pack a healthy and balanced lunch for your camper, as well as a morning and afternoon snack. For day camp programs held on the KSS Campus, parents can purchase a lunch. For Summer CATCH locations held at local elementary schools, Summit School District will provide breakfast and lunches.
KSS is a nut-aware camp. Please send your camper’s food free of any nut products. This includes peanut or almond butter, trail mix and granola bars with nuts. To learn more about our handling of nut allergies and other dietary restrictions please read the blog post, “Oh Nuts.” Meals and snacks are nutritious and prepared to manage common food allergies (nuts/dairy/gluten/etc.) Please note any food allergies or dietary restrictions on your camper’s registration information prior to programming.
Drop Off & Pick Up Info
Keystone Science School has made several changes to camper drop-off in an effort to manage risk of all parents and campers on campus. Campers will immediately participate in a brief health pre-screen before exiting their vehicle. Upon completion of the pre-screen, all campers and families will be asked to follow guidelines as outlined by the CDC.
|Day Camp||Drop Off: 8:30am-9:00am||Pick Up: 4:30pm-5:00pm (I.D. Required)|
|Discovery Camp||Drop Off: 12:00pm||Pick Up: 11:00am (I.D. Required)|
|Discovery Adventures||Drop Off: 11:00am||Pick Up: 10:00am (I.D. Required)|
|Discovery Expeditions||Drop Off: 10:00am||Pick Up: 10:00am (I.D. Required)|
How to avoid homesickness?
We pride ourselves on how we handle homesickness, but how you prepare your camper leading up to their departure can make an amazing difference in their camp experience. The staff that will work with your child receive specialty training in separation anxiety and homesickness. Talking about being away from home now is one of the best ways to be a part of camp later. Homesickness and overcoming it is a normal process that helps children develop independence and self-confidence.
Camper Mail Instructions
We allow and encourage emails and/or letters to your Discovery Overnight camper. We will deliver mail each evening to the campers. If your camper would like to write letters home please note that we do not sell stamps, postcards, or stationery. We recommend sending your camper with pre-stamped and pre-addressed stationary. Due to the remote nature of the programs, we will not deliver mail or emails to Discovery Adventures or Discovery Expedition campers.
Please put “Discovery Camp Session ____” and your camper’s name in the subject line
Mail: Camper Name - Session ____
Keystone Science School
1053 Soda Ridge Rd
Keystone, CO 80435
Care Packages: You are welcome to send a care package to your child. We request that you include enough items for your camper’s bunkmates. This will make you the coolest parent ever and it preemptively prevents any homesickness outbreaks from campers who may not have received anything. Please do not include any edible items, including candy or gum. Any food sent in a care package will be confiscated to prevent wildlife issues in the dorms and on campus.