Health & Safety
Keystone Science School works to manage risks while allowing participants to push their physical boundaries. We believe risk management is a partnership between our parents, participants, and KSS staff members. This process begins before a participant sets foot on the campus. Some of our internal systems and risk management strategies are outlined within this page. For additional information about our practices and procedures please contact us.
Keystone Science School operates under Colorado child care licensing. As part of our licensing requirements, there are forms we are required to obtain from all of our participants. Therefore, all forms are needed to ensure your camper can attend programming. All programs will have forms to be completed, and can be accessed through your KSS Online Account.
Medication Collection and Distribution
All Medications must be signed off by a physician or Healthcare provider. This includes prescription medicine, vitamins, over the counter medications, supplements, or homeopathic remedies. At the start of any program, we will collect any medications to be distributed.
Please make sure that all current medications are accompanied by a Medication Administration Permission Form and are turned over to KSS in its original packaging. KSS will not accept any medication stored in a pillbox or any other form of repackaging.
Communication among parents and participants is not available throughout a program except during Discovery Camp, which may correspond to campers through our camper mail process. We have a strict no-phone home policy. Our instructors are in consistent communication with our administrative office.
When cell phone service is not available, our instructors carry satellite phones and regularly check in with KSS administrators. If a family emergency arises and you must contact the participant prior to the end of the program, please call Keystone Science School’s office at (970)468-2098.
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS & FOOD ALLERGIES
We understand the importance of food and food safety. Keystone Science School takes pride in our ability to meet the dietary restrictions of each child and participant in programming. We deal with peanut, tree nut, gluten, and a wide variety of other restrictions on a daily basis. Throughout the entire year, we consider ourselves “nut aware” and do not purchase or prepare any food which was made from peanuts or a factory which handles peanuts. If you have questions regarding dietary restrictions, please reach out to our office at (970)468-2098.
On-Campus Medical Support & Staff Medical Credentials
Keystone Science School has an on-site health center available to participants 24-hours a day. Most Instructors are certified in a minimum of Wilderness First Aid (16 hour training) and CPR, and our program leaders are certified as Wilderness First Responders (80 hour training).