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2022 Summer Discovery Camp

For Campers Entering Grades K-8th

Utilizing our 23 acre campus and surrounding areas of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Keystone Science School offers a traditional camp experience with a mix of Science, Adventure, FUN! 1 or 2 week long sessions are offered each week from June until August. Campers will have the opportunity to sleep in our dorms or one of our canvas tents. Each session follows the same core activities and adventures with a different science theme hidden in each week.


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Session Dates & Rates

  Dates Grades Entering Dorm/SRV Rate Adventure Options *Science Activities
Session 1
Registration Closed
June 6-11 2nd-8th $1,149/$1,199 Rafting or Climbing Forest Ecology
Session 2
Registration Closed
June 13-18 2nd-8th $1,249/$1,299 Rafting or Climbing Geology
Session 3
Registration Closed
June 20-25 2nd-8th $1,249/$1,299 Rafting or Horseback Riding Flora & Fauna
Session 4
Registration Closed
June 27-July 2 2nd-8th $1,349/$1,399 Rafting or Climbing Astronomy
Session 5
Girl Dorm Space Available
July 6-9 K-6th $549/$574   Chemistry
Session 6
Waitlist Only
July 11-16 2nd-8th $1,349/$1,399 Rafting or Climbing Aquatic Ecology
Session 7
Waitlist Only
July 18-23 2nd-8th $1,349/$1,399 Rafting or Adventure Park
(Two Wilderness Overnight Trips)
Adventure Week
Session 8 & 9
Filling Fast
July 25-August 5 2nd-8th $2,699/$2,799 Week 1: Adventure Park or Climbing
Week 2: Rafting
Discovery Deluxe
Session 10
Girl Dorm Space Available
August 8-13 2nd-8th $1,149 Rafting or Climbing Physics


Check Out These Other KSS Adventures

  Dates Grades Entering Rate  
Intro to Backpacking July 6-9 4th-6th $549 Session Details
Tents to Trails July 11-22 7th-8th $2,699 Session Details

*Science Activities

Each week incorporates unique science activities that make up a small part of the overall camp experience. The main focus of all Discovery Camp sessions are traditional camp and adventure activities. Campers will have the best summer ever no matter which sessions they choose!


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Lodging Options

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 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 6 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!

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Log-Style Dormitories
(Grades 2-8)

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 four campers per room, and counselors stay in a room off of the community space.

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Sample Schedule

  • Welcome to Camp

    Drop Off
    Move in, Unpack, Group Games
    Welcome to Camp
    Cabin Time, Candle Chat Group Discussion, Optional Astronomy
    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
    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
    Science Investigation
    Cabin Time
    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
    Lights Out

  • Closing Celebration

    Cabin & Camp Clean Up
    Big Group Game
    Parents Arrive
    School Store Open


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

Earth Trek

Earth Treks are all about exploring the natural world around us and diving into curriculum through fun experiments and activities.

Challenge Hike

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

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. Read More

Talent Shows

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


Campers earn beads for everything they do at camp, this way campers leave with a necklace full of achievements and memories.

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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

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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!

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