Film Fest

_Girls in STEM______

Girls in STEM Film Festival

September 20-22, 2024

Lights, Camera, Action! Join the exciting collaboration between Keystone Science School and Breckenridge Film Festival for Girls in STEM: Film Fest, an empowering weekend tailored for theatrical 4th-8th grade female and non-binary students!

From captivating storytelling to the magic of cinematography and film editing, participants will hone their skills in every aspect of the filmmaking process. They will hear from inspirational women in all aspects of the film industry, sharing their triumphs and challenges in breaking barriers in a male-dominated field. Empower your child to script their own success story in STEM while unleashing their inner Greta Gerwig at the Girls in STEM: Film Festival!

The students will create their own short film, and at the close of the program, girls will present their short films during a scheduled event included within the Breckenridge Film Festival schedule. All families will receive free entry to the final presentation.

Rates & Amenities

This program is subsidized on a sliding fee scale for local families – see the chart below. This price includes lodging in our dorms, all meals, programming and use of supplies and technology.

Free & Reduced Lunch rate$60
CHP+ (Child Health Plan Plus) rate$190
Fully Pay rate$350

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

If you have a financial barrier, please apply for a scholarship for the Girls in STEM program. All scholarships will be determined on a rolling basis and offered based on financial need.


We offer free transportation to local students at Dillon Valley Elementary and Silverthorne Elementary!

  • KSS pickup students from school on Friday afternoon at 4:00pm from Silverthorne Elementary and Dillon Valley Elementary.
  • Family Pickup in Breckenridge at the Film Fest on Sunday or drop-off back at Silverthorne Elementary & Dillon Valley Elementary

Packing List

Program Schedule

Please note that this program schedule may change based on the availability of our STEM Mentors.

KSS will be providing meals from dinner on Friday night to lunch on Sunday afternoon.


Sept. 20
4:00pmCheck-in begins
4:00pmLocal Pick-ups
5:00pmCheck-in ends
5:30pmFemale Empowerment Conversation
7:00pmFilm 101
8:30pmHead back to dorms
9:30pmLights Out


Sept. 21
9:15amFilming at KSS
12:30pmEditing 101
2:00pmMentor Q&A Session
7:00pmMini Film Fest
8:30pmHead back to dorms
9:30pmLights Out


Sept. 22
9:15amMovie Poster Project Work Time
11:00amFemale Empowerment Activity
1:00pmRed Carpet at River Walk Center
1:30pmFilm Screening
2:30pmDeparture/Pick Up at Breck Film Fest
3:00pmLocal drop-offs

STEM Mentors

A variety of female professionals will be interacting with all participating girls throughout the weekend. As the cast of STEM Mentors is solidified, we will update this page with names and biographies. Stay tuned.

Thank you to our Program Donors

Special thanks to Breckenridge Film Festival and HP for being partners for this program!

If you are interested in supporting this program please contact our Development Director, Owen Dodd at or call (970)513-5833.

Breck Film
Xcel Energy
US Bank
JP Innovation Project
The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Phillippon Research Institute
Denver Water
Aurora Water
Oxy Occidental

In the words of parents

“No phones. Dedicated time to focus on self. Reminders about gratitude. Getting in touch with nature. The counselors are strong, sweet, great role models.”

“My kid looks forward to this every year! It is so important for her to get out of her usual routine and meet new people and get a chance to be on her own.”

“We love KSS. The growth our kids have each summer is priceless. Thank you for all the hard work, planning and everything that goes into what you do!”

Check out more All-Girls programs at KSS!

Adventures is the next step in progression at KSS, and we have girls-only trips coming up next summer!

We also have more Girls in STEM programs coming up, including Water Wonders this October!

A girl looks up during an adventure rock climbing day at KSS summer camp.

All-Girls Climbing

Grades 6th-8th

A student performs a water test in Girls in STEM

Girls in STEM Water Wonders

October 18-20, 2024