Science. Adventure. Fiesta!
August 13, 2021
Science. Adventure. Fiesta! is a family-friendly fundraiser offering a night filled with great company, camp songs, a silent auction, and a one-week giveaway trip to Mexico. Our generous event hosts, Dos Locos Mexican Restaurant, provide a delicious gourmet Mexican buffet and dessert. Purchase VIP tickets to gain one-hour early access to the silent auction and a complimentary drink ticket – invite your friends and host a 4-person or 8-person VIP table or join us for general admission and purchase individual tickets.
Come support Keystone Science School and join the Fiesta on Friday, August 13th. Help us give the gift of camp to local children through scholarships. The generosity of everyone who attends will support our Scholarship Fund and General Operations.
2021 Event Details
Event Time: 5:30-8:30pm
VIPs arrive at 4:30pm
General Admission at 5:30pm
AUCTION AND GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Silent Auction: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Mexico Trip Giveaway: 8:00pm, must be present to win.
Buy-it-Now: Love it too much to be out bid? No problem, pick Buy-it-Now to take it home
Silent Auction Item Pick-up: 8:00 – 8:30pm, or at KSS following the event
TABLES AND TICKETS
General Admission: $40.00
Single VIP Ticket: $75.00
VIP Table of Four: SOLD OUT
VIP Table of Eight: SOLD OUT
Children 4-12 yo: $20.00
Children under 3: FREE
The Impact of Our Scholarship Fund
Our mission to inspire curiosity and critical thinking is directly linked to our dedication to strengthen our community. Our Scholarship Fund provides all families and their children access to the KSS Magic, regardless of financial capacity.
This summer 20 children attended Summer CATCH Camp with a 50-75% scholarship, based on the family's need and the impact COVID-19 has had on their livelihoods.
Many challenges caused by COVID-19 are persisting for our local families. We are dedicated to continuing to offer substantial scholarships to our local families and their children. It has been so uplifting to connect children to their peers this summer and to the magic that learning science in the mountains inspires.
We invite you to help us raise $10,000 to our Scholarship Fund through Science. Adventure. Fiesta! this year to provide future families with the gift of KSS.
"I ask my son how camp is everyday when I pick him up, and he has said “amazing!” every time. I am thrilled that he is having so much fun. This is our first scheduled event since COVID hit, and am so glad it went well."
– KSS Day Camp Parent, July 2020
ZULU NYALA SAFARI, EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF AFRICA - South Africa
Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve provides a unique bush experience in the heart of one of South Africa’s most diverse conservation regions. Nestled between the wilderness reserves of Mkuze, Hluhluwe, St Lucia and Sodwana Bay, this lush stretch of paradise is home to a wide variety of game, from the majestic elephant to rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, the secretive leopard and cheetah and the shy Nyala antelope that are endemic to the region.
The Heritage Safari Lodge was originally built in the 1940’s as a hotel and was a landmark pitstop for weary travelers between Maputo and Durban. Relax in the comfort of your beautifully appointed room or bask poolside in the African sun. Take a stroll round the extensive gardens and stop past the crocodile pond and observe prehistoric-looking reptiles in their natural surroundings or just sit on the lawns and enjoy the spectacular sunsets.
- 6 nights at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge or Hemingway Tented Camp
- Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
- 2 game viewing activities per day on Zulu Nyala Game Reserve
Bahia Cabo Luxury Boutique Hotel in the Sea of Cortez – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
- 5 nights in a Deluxe room at the Bahia Hotel & Beach House
- 3 days of either 1-hour stand-up paddleboard, sunset cruise or snorkeling
- Personalized concierge assistance for activities and transportation
The Bahia Hotel is an urban-chic boutique hotel just off Cabo San Lucas’ most swimmable stretch of sand, Medano Beach, and steps away from activities, shopping, dining and nightlife. The hotel serves as a comfortable home base for daily excursions — surfing, SUP, snorkeling, and other adventures — arranged by the Bahia experience team.
SUR, the only standalone beach house on Cabo San Lucas’ beloved Medano Beach, SUR offers authentic cuisine with views of the ocean. Inspired by Montauk and the Mediterranean, SUR’s beachfront has a vibrant but relaxed atmosphere, with daily DJs, attentive service, and delicious beach-friendly fare. In addition to board rentals, Cabo SUP offers guided tours including snorkeling, SUP and sunset cruises.
Once in a Lifetime Fishing Experience – Ted Turner’s Reserve – Vermejo
Vermejo is truly a fisherman’s dream! Experience 3 days of guided fishing on the exclusive waters of Ted Turner private reserve with 19 fishable lakes and 30 miles of pristine streams. Breathe in the crisp alpine air and soak in the stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range as you cast for Rio Grande cutthroat trout. With snowcapped alpine tundra, beautiful lakes, and over 550,000 stunning acres of picturesque lands, Vermejo is the fishing jewel of northern New Mexico.
The Vermejo team will spend time learning about your vision for the trip and put together a custom-built itinerary just for you. Spend all three days fishing high-country streams from the bank or jump on a boat and fish one of the 19 fishable lakes on the property. Better yet, do both! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be guided on pristine private waters. You’re sure to catch the fish of a lifetime.
- 3 nights accommodation for 4 people in two rooms at Casa Grande or Turner’s House
- 2 1/2 days of privately guided fishing (includes ranch transportation and private guide)
- 1/2 day of activities - hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, skeet shooting, 5-stand, sporting clays, and 3-D archery
ROMANTIC CALISTOGA GETAWAY - Calistoga, CA
- 3 night stay in a King Winery Suite or Artist Cottage at Mount View Hotel & Spa Napa Valley
- 6-hour chauffeured winery tour
- Entry and tastings at four of the most prestigious wineries in Napa Valley; Sterling Vineyards, Frank Family Farms, Castello di Amorosa, Chateau Montelena
Mount View Hotel & Spa Napa Valley is the premier boutique Calistoga hotel, celebrating over 100 years of hospitality. The historic Napa Valley hotel is a registered landmark with the National Registry of Historic Places. We invite you to experience the Art of Relaxation at the Mount View Hotel & Spa in downtown Calistoga, California.
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner, Zagat-rated in Top U.S. Hotels & Spas and member of the Green Hotels Association, the property features luxury suites, private cottages and an award-winning spa to inspire romance, rejuvenation and relaxation in Legendary Napa Valley Wine Country. Of all the historic hotels in Napa Valley, Mount View Hotel in Calistoga has been voted ‘BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN NAPA VALLEY for 2012, 2013, and 2014.
SWING AWAY AT THE TUBAC GOLF RESORT AND SPA - Tubac, Arizona
The Four Diamond Tubac Golf Resort and Spa was made famous by Kevin Costner’s 1996 movie “Tin Cup,” where many of the scenes were filmed. Designed in 1959 by renowned golf course architect Robert ‘Red’ Lawrence, the original 18-hole course is widely considered to be the ‘Jewel of Southern Arizona Golf Courses.’ In the fall of 2006 local golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh added nine new holes woven into the existing eighteen.
Dramatically enhancing the course’s layout by adding both distance and challenge, these new holes continue to maintain the playability so loved by all who come to stay and play. The architecture, reminiscent of Spanish Colonial times, graces the resort’s 500 acres with easy access to dining, golf, spa amenities, and swimming. It’s a timeless and magical experience perfect for the golf and spa enthusiast.
- 4 Nights in a Luxury Casita Suite at Tubac Golf Resort
- Unlimited Golf at Tubac Golf Resort*
- $200 Resort Credit (for use at Restaurants & Cantina, Spa & Salon and Golf)
Special Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors