Sipping for Science: A Fundraiser for KSS CATCH Programs

On Thursday, May 30th, Keystone Science School hosted our third annual Sipping for Science event at Keystone Ranch. This elegant evening welcomed 100 guests to an evening of fine dining paired with a variety of excellent wines. The wines for the evening were sponsored by local restaurants, The Canteen-Tap House And Tavern and Robbie's Tavern for the second year in a row.

During the evening we highlighted Keystone Science School’s CATCH After School and Summer CATCH Camp programs. These programs provide critical after school and summertime childcare for working families in Summit County. Keystone Science School works diligently to keep these programs affordable and accessible for all by fundraising over $430,000 annually which accounts for 81% of the annual program budget.

sipping for science kss 1Top Right: Executive Director, Ellen Reid shares the history and need of the KSS CATCH programs. Bottom Left: Geoff Buchheister, Vice President and General Manager of Keystone Resort, shares the various ways that Vail Resorts EpicPromise supports KSS including donating the meal, space, and staffing at Keystone Ranch for Sipping for Science.

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NOVA Camp: Fly Fishing Adventures Will Hook Campers

Each KSS NOVA Day Camp (ages 11-13) provides campers with lifelong skills through the infusion of Science, Adventure, and FUN! NOVA Camp: Fly Fishing Adventures, June 24th-28th, is a perfect example of teaching outdoor skills and science. Throughout the week, campers will learn casting technique along with the lifecycle of all things living in and around our Colorado mountain rivers. After this program campers will understand terms like back cast, chironomid, dropper, and the hatch.

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NOVA Camp: Health & Human Anatomy Strengthens Minds and Muscles

All of Keystone Science School NOVA Day Camps (ages 11 -13) incorporate leadership and specific skills creating a unique week for each camper. NOVA Camp: Health and Human Anatomy, June 17th-21st, is a perfect combination of Science Adventure, and FUN! Throughout the week, campers will learn about the human body along with the lifelong skill of First Aid and CPR taught by KSS Camp Director, Seth Oglesby.

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Adventure Day Camp Hiking Adventure Week Teaches Outdoor Skills and Leave No Trace

Keystone Science School’s Adventure Day Camps (ages 7-10) are an activity-specific day camp offering campers with a unique experience going in depth within a specific outdoor skill. Due to the nature of the curriculum, campers sign-up for the entire week giving them the opportunity to create stronger friendships with the same campers they’ll be adventuring with all week long.

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Meet the Summer CATCH Camp Staff

Our Summer CATCH Camp is a community program in collaboration with the Summit School District. It’s open to all incoming 1st-6th graders within the school district and has three unique sessions available on a sliding fee scale. The program starts and ends at Silverthorne Elementary and transportation to activities, breakfast, lunch, and a healthy snack are provided each day. Throughout the summer, students will participate in a variety of outdoor activities, learn about the importance of physical activity and nutrition, spend time reading, and doing many other fun, educational activities.

Our Summer CATCH Camp staff is dedicated to making the summer a fun and healthy one.

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