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Camping Based Overnight Field Trips

Camping Based Overnight Field Trips


KSS camping-based overnight field trips offer the same great outdoor and environmental education experience as our cabin-based overnight programs with the added bonus of sleeping in tens at campgrounds throughout Colorado.

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Build-Your-Own Field Trip

Build your own customized field trip. Choose your location, activities and curriculum that fits your class.

  • Colorado National Monument

    Colorado National Monument
    Dates: March 1st - October 31st
    Group Size: up to 50 students
    Desert Ecology, Desert Geology, Desert Watersheds
  • Summit County

    Summit County Camping field trip
    Dates: May 19th - September 30th
    Group Size: up to 60 students
    Curriculum Options
    Mtn Geology, Aquatic Ecology, Watersheds, Forest Ecology
  • Staunton State Park

    Staunton State Park
    Dates: April 1st - October 31st
    Group Size: up to 50 students
    Curriculum Options
    Geology, Forest Ecology
  • State Forest State Park

    State Forest State Park
    Dates: Year Round (Cabins), May 1st - October 31st (tent camping)
    Group Size: up to 30 students
    Curriculum Options
    Forest Ecology, Snow Science, Mtn Geology, Aquatic Ecology
  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park

    Golden Gate Canyon State Park
    Dates: May 19th - September 20th
    Group Size: up to 60 students
    Curriculum Options
    Mtn Geology, Forest Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Watersheds
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Dates: May 26th - September 12th
    Group Size: up to 65 students
    Curriculum Options
    Mtn Geology, Watersheds, Forest Ecology, Aquatic Ecology

Curriculum Options

View our curriculum themes at the link below.
Check the table above to see what curriculum is available at each camping location.

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KSS Vans picking up students

Schools can meet us at our KSS campus, or head directly to the program camping location. Need help with transportation from Denver International Airport? Call us!


kss camping outdoor ed accom

Depending on the location, students will either sleep in 3-4 person tents under the amazing Colorado sky or in rustic cabins(State Forest location only). Each campsite has a short walk to bathroom facilities. Keystone Science School provides tents, kitchen gear, and sun/rain shelters.


kss camping outdoor ed meals

Our kitchen staff prepares nutritious hot meals for breakfast and dinner each day. Each meal will be prepared with students' individual dietary restrictions in mind. Lunch will be a sack lunch which will be made by students themselves each morning.

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While hygiene may look a little different on a camping-based program, it still is certainly a priority. We are sure to wash our hands with soap and water before every meal, brush our teeth twice a day, and create clean environments for any first aid that needs to occur. Other hygiene is subject to facilities provided by the camping site. Showers are often not available. Read our blog on maintaining proper backcountry hygiene.

Important Info

Teacher Resources

We provide all of the necessary camping and kitchen gear. Students only need to arrive with their sleeping bag, pillow, and clothes for the program. All meals, instruction, and lodging are covered within the program costs.

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“Staff. Staff. Staff. The interaction with our students was positive and encouraging, and our students showed a willingness to learn because the staff was engaging and positive.”
- Graland Country Day School

“Great, both instructors knew what they were doing. Skilled at meeting students where they were at. Balance of content and meeting group norms. Everything felt streamlined.”

“ Great field day, exploring the area. In previous years we came, we haven't been directly to a site related to the student's programming. We Love the hands on learning we do at KSS. Teambuilding activities were good. New stuff and content from staff too. Loved the flushed toilets. Loved the camping chairs, first time they had that. Postcards are a nice touch!”

Interested in an outdoor education field trips? Get in touch today!

We’re always happy to help plan your next outdoor education experience to ensure that your students have the best overnight field trip of their lives! Should you have questions about any step of the process, or associated paperwork, please contact us.

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