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NOVA Day Camp Sessions

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Nova Day Camp offers super-charged adventures, community-building, and fresh challenges. Our Nova Day Campers will enjoy a unique perspective on their Day Camp experience. Join us as we take Science. Adventure. Fun! to the max. Each session will include multiple adventure days, leadership opportunities, and specially designed curricula geared towards our older campers. Get ready for eight sessions of awesome!

 

                 2018 NOVA DAY CAMP SESSIONS


Nova Day Camp SESSION 1: A STEM Homerun!
Dates: Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15
Fee: $500

Gather information on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to create new games and sporting equipment.  Campers will get the opportunity to show off thier new creations to the camp community. This week will surely be a grand slam!

Leadership Focus: Taking Initiative and Introspection

Curriculum Focus: Sports and sporting equipment

What to Expect:

                          4 science 3 adventure

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Nova Day Camp SESSION 2: Fly Fishing Frenzy
Dates: Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22
Fee: $500

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro you'll cast out and reel in a big fish this week. Get ready for an action packed adventure in aquatics. Collect macro invertebrates, test water health, and see how it all relates to the art of fly fishing.

Leadership Focus: Respect

Curriculum Focus: Fly fishing and aquatic ecology

What to Expect:

                         4 science 3 adventure 

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Nova Day Camp SESSION 3: KSS Golf Club
Dates: Tuesday, June 25 - Friday, June 29
Fee: $500

Tee up and drive it down the fairway! The Keystone Ranch Golf Course is the perfect place to learn the physics of your game and take a look at wildlife and the habitats golf courses create in the Rocky Mountains. This week is sure to be a hole in one!

Leadership Focus: Challenge and Success

Curriculum Focus: 3 days of Golfing

What to Expect:

                         4 science 4 adventure 

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Nova Day Camp SESSION 4: Cosmic Carnival
Dates: Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13
Fee: $500

Blast off to the final frontier! Nova campers will be exploring the ins and outs of deep space. We will be traveling to a  planentarium and a state of the art observatory to learn about black holes, nebulas, and more.

Leadership Focus: Diversity

Curriculum Focus: Astronomy

What to Expect:

                            4 science 3 adventure

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Nova Day Camp SESSION 5: Tom Sawyer's Survivor Week
Dates: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20
Fee: $500

Take a grand adventure with Tom Sawyer. Grab you best friend Huckleberry and raft down the Arkansas River. In a week of back-country camaraderie campers will hike a mountain, build a shelter, and hone in on their wilderness skills. 

Leadership Focus: Communication

Curriculum Focus: Wilderness skills

What to Expect:

                          2 science 5 adventure

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Nova Day Camp SESSION 6: Wild West Ranch Camp 
Dates: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27
Fee: $500

Even John Wayne needs a noble stead! This week, create a strong equine partner as we explore the Wild West. Nova campers will ride each day, help manage the Ranch, and discover what makes every horse as unique as every camper. Check out our Nova Wild West Ranch Camp in action with the Blue River Horse Center for Education!

Leadership Focus: Values and Dedication

Curriculum Focus: Horseback riding

What to Expect:

                         4 science 4 adventure 

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Nova Day Camp SESSION 7: Gray's Anatomy

Dates: Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3
Fee: $500

Stethoscopes and secrets are abundant this week! Campers will receive a John Doe on Monday and will have the week to figure out what is wrong with their patient. Scrub in for this anatomically exciting week!

Leadership Focus: Teamwork

Curriculum Focus: Anatomy

What to Expect:

                        5 science 3 adventure

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Nova Day Camp SESSION 8: Pedal to the MAX

Dates: Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10
Fee: $500

Get pumped and pedal hard! This session is sure to get your body moving as we power through the week with our own two feet. We will learn the different pieces and maintenance that go into making a perfect bike. Campers will even participate in a bike race at Keystone Science School.

Leadership Focus: Setting Goals

Curriculum Focus: Biking

What to Expect:

                         3 science 4 adventure 

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FAST FACTS

    • Ages: 11-13 
    • Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. Stay for the week, or participate all summer long.
    • Drop-off/Pick-up Locations: KSS Campus or Summit High School.
    • Fee: $500  
    • Discounts: 5% multi-child and 5% multi-session discounts are available and will be added in automatically during registration. Financial aid is available to qualifying applicants.
    • Capacity: Space is limited for this program, register early!
    • Activities: Curriculum-based discovery hike, multiple adventure days, camper choice activities, large-group games, skill based programming, and a leadership focus (options vary by session theme and availability).
    • Wednesday Overnights: Optional overnights are $80 and include dinner, breakfast, and lunch the following day. Weather permitting, NOVA campers will sleep outside on the KSS campus and will have a special NOVA-only activity each session. Available as an option during registration.
    • Family Night: KSS Campus, Thursdays at 5:00 PM. Day Camp and NOVA Day Camp families will join campers for an activity and video slideshow at the end of the camp day (activities vary based on session).

To learn more about Camp Programs, contact: 

Seth Oglesby, Camp Director

Ashlee Smith, Camp Logistics Coordinator
Camp@KeystoneScienceSchool.org
970-468-2098

1,001 amazing campers. 41 fantastic summers. 37 unique themes.

23 beautiful acres.  50Hot Pink Gorilla sightings.