2020 Summer Day Camp - Ages 5-12
All Day Camp sessions currently have registration waitlists. If you are a Summit County resident we encourage you to register for Summer CATCH Camp.
Keystone Science School’s 2020 Day Camp incorporates science, adventure, and traditional camp activities, with an increased focus on camper health and safety. Campers will learn about the weekly theme through social, educational, and adventure activities.
This year, campers may enroll individually or by gathering your own group. By limiting group sizes to no more than 10 campers and by distancing groups from each other we can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 while promoting the best aspects of Camp: developing friendships, fostering an appreciation for the outdoors, and learning about science!
Gather Your Group - $2399/session Flat rate for up to 10 Campers
Dates & Rates
|Session 1||6/8-6/12||$279||Local Legends and Lore Campers will learn to use the scientific process as they investigate and search for two local legends: the Hot Pink Gorilla and the Blue Dilly. While searching for clues, campers will gather evidence with the help of local detectives.|
|Session 2||6/15-6/19||$279||STEM Week - Wildlife Crossings Campers will explore the design thinking process in this engineering-focused session. With help from wildlife biologists and engineers, campers will learn about human impacts on local wildlife and their habitats and build a prototype wildlife crossing.|
|Session 3||6/22-6/26||$279||Astronaut Training Camp In this training camp for young astronauts, we’ll learn about the solar system, use telescopes, launch rockets, and get physically fit for space travel!|
|Session 4||7/6-7/10||$279||Gems, Minerals, and Rock and Roll Campers will build a foundation of earth science and the rock cycle to gain an understanding of the natural processes that shaped our mountains. We’ll visit historic mining sites, conduct geology scavenger hunts, and have our very own gold rush!|
|Session 5||7/13-7/17||$279||Wacky, Wonderful, Water: AquaKids Assemble! Campers will dive deep into the wonderful world of water as they engage in stream surveys and other hands-on aquatic activities. They will learn about the different opinions people have about this important resource, and they will use cooperation and collaboration to work together to solve real-life problems.|
|Session 6||7/20-7/24||$279||Camp Legends and Warriors Campers will become superheroes and work in teams to compete in our beloved adventure challenge game known as CLAW. Campers will also learn and gain inspiration from local hero guest presenters, including firefighters, police, and medical professionals.|
|Session 7||7/27-7/31||$279||Yeehaw, yo-ho, it’s an Adventurous Life for Me! This adventure-packed week includes daily hiking excursions to explore the best of Summit County’s natural environment. Campers will develop outdoor skills such as trip planning, tent set up, and Leave No Trace principles.|
|Session 8||8/3-8/7||$279||KSS Magic and Wizardry Through the lens of magic, our camper wizards will gain hands-on experience with potions and levitation. At the end of this week, campers will be able to explain mysterious events like chemical reactions, physics of flight, and other natural phenomena!|
|Session 9||8/10-8/14||$279||Forest Film Festival In partnership with the Breckenridge Film Festival, campers will learn about the flora and fauna of Summit County’s forest ecosystem while practicing basic filming and editing techniques to create a unique nature documentary.|
Get oriented to Day Camp and go for a curriculum-driven Earth Trek with lunch on the trail.
Develop a variety of traditional summer camp skills, including archery, fishing, and skills related to the weekly theme.
WednesdayStation Rotation Day
Learn and have fun with friends as you move through on-campus activity stations in small groups.
Explore the weekly theme with hands-on curriculum, field trips, and/or guest presenters.
Most sessions will celebrate the weekly theme with a culminating activity.
*This schedule is intended as a general outline and is subject to change based on the session.
Health & Safety
For over 40 years, Keystone Science School’s top priority has been the health and safety of those we serve. As developments progress with COVID-19, we have remained proactive in assessing our standard precautions against the latest recommendations from the CDC, WHO, and local health authorities.
We’re also continuing to follow the strict protocols required by Colorado child care licensing and American Camp Association accreditation to create a clean and sanitary environment. Please refer to our comprehensive health and safety pages which explain both our long-standing best practices, as well as new actions implemented in light of COVID-19:
Drop Off and Pick Up Options
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 social distancing guidelines as outlined by the CDC.
Keystone Science School reserves the right to refuse any camper from participation if a health screen is failed. This protocol means that KSS will not be allowing campers to travel as an unaccompanied minor and all pick-up and drop off locations outside of the Keystone Science School campus have been suspended.
KSS Drop-off and Pick-Up
Drop Off: 8:30am-9:00am
Pick Up: 4:30pm-5:00pm (I.D. Required)
Keystone Science School is American Camp Association Accredited