(970) 468-2098

Day Camp

Calling all kids between the ages of 5-13, we still have spots available in our Day Camp programs!

Looking to fill your days with Science. Adventure. FUN? Check out our Day Camp programs and find yourself learning to horseback ride, rock climb, and so much more. 

Click here to find the perfect camp program for you!

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IMPORTANT KSS UPDATE

Programming Updates (as of Tuesday, June 19th):

  • Summer CATCH Camp Update: For the week of June 18-22, all Summer CATCH Camp programming will be held at the Frisco Elementary School. Starting Monday June 25th, Summer CATCH Camp will return to the Silverthorne Elementary School

  • Campamento de CATCH de Verano Actualización (martes el 19 de junio): Para la semana del 18 al 22 de junio, toda la programación de Summer CATCH Camp se llevará a cabo en la Escuela Primaria Frisco. Empezando lunes el 25 de junio, el Campamento de CATCH de Verano regresará a la Escuela Primaria Silverthorne.

If you have questions, please call KSS Campus at 970-468-2098. 

Capital Campaign

Why A Capital Campaign?

We believe that every child deserves strong and inspired leaders and that the spirit of KSS is made of the relationships built between student and teacher, camper and counselor, volunteer and staff member. Our campus fosters these relationships and we believe everyone deserves to be proud to call it home – a place to inspire learning, friendships, and curiosity. 

 

What we've raised to date: $3,488,000

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    Capital Campaign Brochure

    Click here to review our Capital Campaign brochure and read about the history of our campus and our goals for the campaign.

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    Invest in A Place To Inspire!

    Donate now! Click here to learn about ways to give, download a pledge form, or make a contribution to our campaign, A Place To Inspire.

 

Our Current Office Spaces and Instructor Housing

To view our current buildings, click the pictures below. This will direct you to a new window where you can navigate through the buildings by clicking and pulling your mouse in different directions. To view different angles of the room, click and drag your cursor in the direction you would like to view. To move to another part of the building, click once and wait. This will transport you in that direction. The blue rings can be used to move from one spot to the next as well. 

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    Instructor Cabin: Lynx 

    Experience our instructor cabins by clicking the link and virtually walking through the cabin.
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    Porcupine

    Porcupine Watch our Capital Campaign Video to learn more about why we are building A Place To Inspire.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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    General FAQs

    Want to learn more about KSS's history? Click here to review our FAQs.
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    Camp Programs FAQs

    Have questions about how our project will affect our Summer Camp programs? Review our FAQs to learn more about drop-off and day to day life for campers with our Capital Project in progress.

 

The Buildings

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    The Hub

    Click here to review the floor plan, exterior, and interior of The Hub, our centrally located office building.
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     Campus Layout

    Click here to see where each building will be built on our current campus.

 

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Keystone Science School's Board of Directors

Capital Campaign Committee Members

  • Howard Carver, Chairman
  • Deb Kelleher Spiers, Vice Chairman
  • Gretchen Davis
  • Bob Follett 
  • Joan Houlton
  • Becky Johnson
  • CH Maguire
  • Bill Putnam 
  • Doug Sims 
  • David Stelzer
  • Wilson Strong

Our Capital Construction Partners

  • RA Nelson (Builder)
  • O'Bryan Partnerships (Architect) 

 

Our Construction Update:

Construction is slated to begin in early May 2018 with a completion date in early 2019. Our architect, O'Bryan Partnership, and builder, RA Nelson, have been excellent partners in coordinating construction with our program teams to ensure the KSS experience is not impacted during the construction period.

 

History of Capital Campaigns and Projects at KSS

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KSS has completed four capital campaigns starting in 1988. Each of these projects focused on benefiting our participants and clients.

 

The time has come to invest in our staff and create A Place To Inspire. Without that investment, growth will, inevitably, stagnate. Keystone Science School has reached that point where inadequate instructor housing and office space will, in the near future, result in missed opportunities and a decline in our ability to accomplish our mission and to serve our constituents. Simply put: we cannot continue to grow or maintain our impact without an investment in our infrastructure and staff. 

 

CSI: Sustainable Cities

Climate Status Investigations: Sustainable Cities

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This hybrid program unites the investigative focus of our Climate Status Investigations program with the critical analysis and big-picture thinking processes of our Students for Sustainabilities model. 

Educators will walk away able to lead their own students through an exploration of the many aspects of global climate change using hands-on inquiry. They will also learn techniques and gain curricular tools and lesson plans to explore the environmental, public health, social, and economic impacts of climate change.

This training provides teachers with the inquiry-based learning practices, critical thinking skills, democratic processes, and action-taking strategies to analyze and address major issues and come up with viable solutions to sustainability needs in their own communities.

By providing a non-biased scientific framework within which to examine issues around global climate change and sustainability, the curriculum is intended to improve the decision-making abilities of students. The format allows participants to solve problems in a variety of creative ways based on the evidence and data they have collected.

Our curriculum encourages teachers and students to use their knowledge to become active community members, both locally and globally as well as preparing our future leaders for STEM careers that do not exist yet.

Upcoming Programs

SSC Triangle Triage

When: November 2-4, 2016
Where: Wilmington, DE; Agilent Technologies 

APPLY NOW!

Our Educator Programs Team

Educator Programs has a dedicated and highly skilled group of leaders. 

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Olivia Grover, Educator Programs Director

Colleen Hoffman

Colleen Hoffman, Educator Programs Associate Director

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Dave Miller, Director of Education and Program Sustainability

 

Our Facilitators are an amazing group of educators who have been through our programs and are excited to share their experiences, advice, and guidance with you. Plus, they're lots of fun!

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Interested in joining our team as a facilitator? Contact Olivia Grover for more information. 

Now accepting applications for 2016 Key Issues sessions

If you don't already have a sponsor, contact us to find out how you can get sponsored! 

Session 1: June 21 - 26 

Session 2: July 12 - 17 

Session 3: July 19 - 24

APPLY FOR KEY ISSUES

Climate Status Investigations and Students for Sustainable Cities

We would love to bring one of these customized workshops to your town! If you're interested in hosting a workshop in your community please contact Olivia Grover to express your interest. We would be happy to help connect you with a potential corporate sponsor. 

For Educators

Resources for Educators

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Keystone Science School’s Educator Programs have been inspiring and motivating teachers and students to explore environmental issues for over 20 years. By continually updating our curricula to reflect the needs of teachers, current education standards and technological advances, KSS staff ensures that our programs are of high interest and relevance to teachers.

Keystone Science School’s unique approach to teaching STEM skills through hands-on, non-biased learning sets KSS’s program apart from the other offerings. The workshops address STEM learning by training the teacher through the student’s perspective using nonbiased learning techniques. Educator Programs teach how to weigh various sides of an issue through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills on environmental topics. The programs offer a range of steps and activities from awareness to action with an ultimate goal of environmental stewardship.

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7,820 youth and adults impacted through all our programs in 2017.