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Camping-Based Overnight Field Trips

KSS camping-based overnight field trips are essentially the same great outdoor and environmental education programs as our cabin-based overnight programs except students sleep in tents rather than in our dorms. Keystone Science School provides 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. Each program location has its own unique benefits and is typically chosen by a teacher based on their curriculum goals, group size, and selected season.


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Sample Schedule

Please note that each program is different and we accommodate a variety of program durations.

Day 1
12pm Arrival, Lunch & Orientation
1-5pm Field Day within Small Groups
5-6pm Free Time
6-7pm Dinner
7:15-8:15pm Evening Program
Day 2
8-9am Breakfast
9:30-5pm Field Day within Small Groups
5-6pm Free Time
6-7pm Dinner
7:15-8:15pm Evening Program
Day 3
8-9am Breakfast
9:30-11am Field Day within Small Groups
11-12pm Closing Celebration
12pm Departure

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  • kss colo natl monument

    Colorado National Monument
    Location: Near Grand Junction, CO
    Group Size: Up to 60 students

    Colorado National Monument is one of our more popular camping field trip locations which includes BIG views and a unique canyon and desert landscape.

  • kss rocky mtn natl park

    Rocky Mountain National Park
    Location: Near Estes Park, CO
    Group Size: Up to 60 students

    Rocky Mountain National Park is full of breathtaking views and hikes through big mountainous valleys and steep jagged peaks.


    Basin Voyage
    Location: Near Buena Vista, CO
    Group Size: Up to 12 students

    Basin Voyage is a 5-day traveling program exploring the Colorado River watershed while participating in many adventure activities.

  • kss state forest sp

    State Forest State Park
    Location: Near Walden, CO
    Group Size: Up to 30 students

    State Forest State Park is a mountainous environment is commonly known as the moose capital of Colorado.

  • kss golden gate canyon sp

    Golden Gate Canyon State Park
    Location: Near Black Hawk, CO
    Group Size: Up to 60 students

    Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a diverse montane ecosystem located just outside the Denver Metro area.

  • kss summit county

    Summit County
    Location: Near Frisco, CO
    Group Size: Up to 60 students

    Summit County is a mountainous program at 9000 feet and with camping opportunities on the shores of Dillon Reservoir.


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 designated girls and boys camp with a short walk to bathroom facilities. Keystone Science School provides tents, kitchen gear, and sun/rain shelters.


kss camping outdoor ed meals

Keystone Science School kitchen staff prepares nutritious hot meals for breakfast and dinner each day. Students will eat meals in a designated dining area. 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.

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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