Reflecting on our 2018 Impact


We are excited to share that we reached more than 8,700 youth and adults in 2018 through our three program areas: School-Based Programs, Camp and Adventure Programs, and Education Programs.


2,226 children participated in School-Based Programs in 2018.

We bring science alive for K-12 students by engaging them in informal investigations and research projects that incorporate innovative teaching methods and hands-on activities through programs like Third Grade Mountain Ecology.

The KSS CATCH After School and KSS Summer CATCH Camp programs provide much needed out-of-school care to local students, serving up to 250 students annually.

Camp Summit Middle School (SMS) assists all fifth graders in Summit County to make a successful social and academic transition to middle school.

“Students are more open to meeting new kids and working with peers they do not know. Some kids are more willing to share personal challenges and know SMS can be a safe place.”Teacher from Camp SMS


More than 1,111 kids came to camp in 2018.

Camp and Adventure Programs offer a range of summer outdoor experiences for youth ages 5-17, providing just the right balance of hands-on science education, true Colorado adventure, and traditional camp-style fun.

More than 1,111 children participated in options that include day camp, multi-day residential sessions, and leadership programs in wild places for teens in 2018.

“I learned that challenging yourself means a lot of work and getting out of your comfort zone.”Campership Recipient


Education Programs reached 5,452 children and adults in 2018.

These customizable residential programs are designed specifically for school groups as well as the community at large to provide the opportunity for students to engage more fully with our spectacular mountain environment.

Beyond the Classroom is specially designed for teachers seeking a fresh approach to teaching STEM principles. Also included in this program area are retreats, educator trainings, and astronomy evening programs.

The Girls in STEM program brings concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math, to school-aged girls while connecting them to female mentors working in STEM fields.

“I enjoyed the thrill of building an actual structure for living things.”Girls in STEM Participant

With the support of individuals like you, youth and educators alike continue to deepen their critical thinking skills, explore curiosities, and advance their learning in Colorado’s most spectacular mountain ranges through unique opportunities with Keystone Science School.

Thank you for investing in the future.