Toggle Bar

2022 Counselor Assistant (CAP)

For Students Entering Grades 9th-12th

The Counselor Assistant is the leader of Discovery Camp and a final step in the camp progression. In addition to all the magic and fun of camp, CAPs also work on their leadership skills, develop friendships and create healthy relationships, gain experience in outdoor skills, science, and teaching, and increase their self-confidence and self-awareness. Each CAP will be paired with a staff mentor who they can check in with and learn from throughout their session. CAPs will have special leadership trainings, activities, and exclusive time just for the CAPs.


  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-01
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-02
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-03
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-04
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-05
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-06
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-07
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-08
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-09
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-10
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-11
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-12
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-13
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-14
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-15
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-16
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-17
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-18
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-19
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-20
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-21
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-22
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-23
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-24
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-25
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-26
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-27
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-28
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-29
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-30
  • counselor-assistant-cap-keystone-science-school-31

Session Dates & Rates

  Dates Rate Science Theme
Discovery Camp Session 1
Registration Closed
June 6-11 $1,149 Forest Ecology
Discovery Camp Session 2
Registration Closed
June 13-18 $1,249 Geology
Discovery Camp Session 3
Registration Closed
June 20-25 $1,249 Flora & Fauna
Discovery Camp Session 7
Registration Closed
July 18-23 $1,349 Adventure Week
Discovery Camp Session 8 & 9
Registration Closed
July 25-August 5 $2,699 Discovery Deluxe
Discovery Camp Session 10
Female Spaces Available
August 8-13 $1,149 Physics


Enroll & Access Account

Sample Schedule

  • Welcome to Camp

    CAP Early Drop Off
    Move in, Unpack, CAP Orientation
    Discovery Campers Arrive, Group Games
    CAP Leadership
    Cabin Time, Candle Chat Group Discussion, Optional Astronomy
    CAP Only Candle Chat
    Lights Out

  • Earth Trek

    Sunrise Celebration
    Earth Trek
    Lunch on Trail
    Feet of the Floor Rest Hour and Snack
    Camp Activities: Tie Dye, Archery, Arts & Crafts, Science, Sports
    Big Group Game
    Cabin Time
    Lights Out

  • Wilderness Backpacking & Camping

    Wilderness Group Packing and Preparations
    Wilderness Adventure
    Lunch on Trail
    Set Up Camp Site
    Learn Wilderness Skills
    CAP Leadership Development
    Tent Talks, Candle Chat Group Discussion
    Lamps Out

  • Challenge Hikes

    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
    All-Camp Photos
    CAP Leadership Development
    Science Investigation
    Cabin Time
    CAP Only Candle Chat
    Lights Out

  • Adventure Day

    Leave for Adventure
    Return to Camp, Feet off the Floor Rest Hour
    Theme Costume Dinner
    All-Camp Photos
    Camper Talent Show
    Cabin Closing Ceremony, Camper Awards
    All-Camp Closing Ceremony
    CAP Night
    Lights Out

  • Closing Celebration

    Cabin & Camp Clean Up
    Big Group Game
    CAP Leadership Development
    Parents Arrive
    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. Read More

Big Group Games

Some of the wildest, most fun times at camp are during our big group games. Often centered around the science theme, these games put all campers against each other in fun competition. These games are led and facilitated by Counselor Asssistants.

Challenge Hike

Campers will push themselves outside of their comfort zones on difficult hikes in beautiful locations. Read More

Adventure Day

Choose between rock climbing or rafting and embark on an adventure with your group. Learn new skills and have a fun, memorable day!

Candle Chat

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. CAPS also have two seperate CAP-only Candle Chats to reflect on CAP goals and leadership development. Read More

Talent Shows

Each session campers have the opportunity to show their skills in our end of the week talent show.

twinkle day camp colorado wed overnight

Our Staff

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.

Keystone Science School is American Camp Association Accredited

American Camp Association Logo

Need Help Registering for Camp?

Whether this is your first time registering for camp or you are a returning camper, we are here to help answer questions and navigate the enrollment process with you. Get in touch with us today!

Call Us (970)468-2098
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm MST

Email Us at
We will respond promptly.

Live Chat
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm MST