2021 Discovery Overnight Camp
For Campers Entering Grades 2-8
Campers will create lifelong friendships, explore and learn about the natural world, and gain leadership and wilderness skills. Each week is a mix of traditional overnight camp experiences and Colorado adventures with campfires, nature hikes, wilderness camping, tie-dye, songs, skits, summiting mountain peaks, Hot Pink Gorilla sightings, archery and so much more!
Session Dates & Rates
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Most Discovery Overnight Camp sessions are now on a waitlist! Middle Schoolers (Entering Grades 6-8) are encouraged to check out overnight Adventures.
|June 7 to 12||$1,099/$1,125||Wondrous Wildlife We will use the scientific process to investigate signs of local wildlife and the Hot Pink Gorilla. What clues will we find? What evidence will we uncover? The search is on!|
|June 14 to 19||$1,199/$1,125||Mountains, Minerals, and Mines We will build foundations of earth science by learning about the rock cycle and the natural processes that shaped our beautiful mountains. We will also investigate Colorado’s mining history and have our very own camp Gold Rush! Don’t take this session for granite…|
|June 21 to 26||$1,199/$1,225||Aquatic Investigations We will dive deep into the wonderful world of water. Campers will get their feet wet catching critters that live in streams and learn about aquatic ecosystem health. We will also learn about watersheds, where the water we use comes from, how we use water and how we can conserve it. Let's make a splash!|
|June 28 to July 3||$1,249/$1,275||Extreme Engineering We will explore engineering basics and complete exciting STEM challenges using the Design Thinking Process. Campers will imagine real-world applications such as renewable energy, electronics, and structures. Ready, set, invent!|
Boys Space Avail.
|July 7 to 10||$699||Art in Nature We will admire nature's beauty through an artist's perspective. Campers will draw their artistic inspiration from the earth and create art using several different media and natural materials. Let's paint happy little trees together!|
|July 12 to 17||$1,249/$1,275||Astronaut Training We will take one small step into understanding our solar system, and one giant leap into space exploration with our astronaut training program. Campers will train with the solar telescope, rocket testing, and an understanding of space. To infinity, and beyond!|
|July 19 to 24||$1,249/$1,275||Austere Adventures We will embark on austere adventures and learn essential outdoor skills such as the Leave No Trace Principles, navigation, and survival tactics. To cap the week, campers will encourage each other on a Summit County hiking adventure that will push them outside of their comfort zones. The mountains are calling, let's go!|
|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.|
|August 9 to 14||$1,099/$1,125||Fabulous Filmmaking We will learn basic videography techniques and how to tell an engaging story through film. Campers will work in small groups to create and act in their own nature documentary that will be premiered at the end of the week. Lights, camera, action!|
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 curriculum through fun experiments and activities.
Campers will push themselves outside of their comfort zones on difficult hikes in beautiful locations. Read More
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. Read More
Each session campers have the opportunity to show their skills in our end of the week talent show.
As with any year, KSS is allowing friend requests within the dorms and Snake River Village. Because these groups are single gender in the dorms and mixed-gender in Snake River Village we are only permitting mixed-gender requests for Snake River Village. We are also working hard to make sure that each group is composed of campers of similar ages. We ask that no friend requests are made if campers are more than 2 years apart in age or grade. See our KSS Campus Map for lodging locations.
Snake River Village (SRV) - Rustic Canvas Tents
(Grades 4-6 Only)
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 4 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
Drop Off: 12pm
Pick Up: 11am (I.D. Required)
Keystone Science School is American Camp Association Accredited