Discovery Camp Counselor Assistant Program
The Discovery Counselor Assistant Program offers teens the opportunity to serve as role models, develop as leaders, and make a difference in the lives of others. CAPs assist with activity implementation, group management, and experience what being a leader at camp is all about. Discovery CAPs also have the opportunity to participate in exclusive activities with their peers throughout the week of camp.
Session Dates & Rates
|Session 1||6/10-6/15||$999||Where the Wild Things Grow! How does flora and fauna cohabitate in Colorado? Adventure Day: Whitewater Rafting or Rock Climbing|
|Session 2||6/17-6/22||$999||Mystical Mountain Tops: How are landscapes formed in the Rocky Mountains? Adventure Day: Whitewater Rafting or Horseback Riding|
|Session 3||6/24-6/29||$999||Weathering the Mountain Elements: How do weather patterns differ in the mountains? Adventure Day: Whitewater Rafting or TBD|
|Session 5||7/8-7/13||$999||Ecstatic for the Intergalactic: How is travel time calculated in Space? Adventure Day: Whitewater Rafting or Rock Climbing|
|Session 6||7/15-7/20||$999||Adventure Week! How are you going to practice safe backcountry living skills? Adventure Day: Whitewater Rafting or Horseback Riding|
|Session 7||7/22-8/2||$1999/$2099||Discovery Deluxe: 12 Day Session - Double the fun in our extended Discovery Camp session. Discovery Deluxe campers go on two adventure days, two overnight trips, and lead KSS’s very own color war - CLAW as a CAPtain.|
|Session 8||8/5-8/9||$879||Shiver Me Timbers! How do you determine the healthiest waterways in Summit County? *Please note that there is not an adventure day for this session.|
Combine Multiple Sessions with Fusion Weekends
Extend the camp magic with our Fusion Weekends. Campers can add days to their camp experience or connect two, three, even four weeks of camp! Every Fusion Weekend will include an on-site camping adventure, a swimming trip, and other special activities. Camper's laundry will be done during the Fusion Weekend.
Snake River Village - Rustic Canvas Tents
Get a unique camp experience and stay in one of our authentic canvas wall tents, adjacent to the beautiful Snake River. Our tents are on raised, wooden platforms and each camper gets a cot and room to store their equipment. The tents are a short walk from bathrooms, showers, and have their very own campfire pit. Each tent sleeps five campers and one Counselor Assistant. Two counselors sleep in a tent in the center of each tent village. Campers of any age can choose this option. This is a great opportunity to guarantee that siblings, family members, and good friends can be together in a tent and trail group. Availability is limited – register early! Choose this option during registration.
Residential campers will stay in one of our log-style dormitories, featuring bunk beds, restrooms with showers, and a community space. There are two dormitories, Bighorn Dorm and the Henry Dorm. Both dorms are located right in the center of campus near Rives Dining Hall. Each room sleeps four campers and there are eight rooms in each dorm. Counselors stay in a room off of the community space. Rooms are assigned based on age and grade. We will do our best to accommodate up to two roommate requests per session, but we cannot guarantee roommates.
Alternate Options for Getting to Camp
Morrison Drop-off/Pick-Up Location
New for the Summer of Curiosity we’re offering a Morrison pick up and drop location for all our overnight programs. You can now meet Keystone Science School and your child’s counselors at the T-Rex Park and Ride in Morrison. Be sure to select the Morrison Drop-Off-Pick-Up within the registration options.
- Fee: $40 each way
- Drop Off: 10:00am-10:30am
- Pick Up: 1:30pm-2:00pm
Your child can travel by plane to Denver International Airport. We’ll be sure they are greeted by a KSS Counselor when they walk off of their plane. We send our counselors behind the TSA security checkpoints to greet each child directly at the airline gate so there is no need to for your child to navigate the airport on their own. Be sure to check the arrival or departure option within the registration options and book your camper’s travel to arrive and depart within the specified time windows.
- Fee: $80 each way
- Arrival: DEN between 7:00am-9:00am
- Departure: DEN between 2:00pm-4:00pm
MondayWelcome to Camp
Dorm orientation, Cabin teambuilding, Group games, Opening Campfire with skits, songs and s’mores
Sunrise celebration, Discovery hikes, Camper choice activities, Group games
Early Bird Activity, Wilderness Trip, Camp Set up, Nocturnal Education, sleep under the stars
Challenge hikes, Celebrate Success, Camp Game, Astronomy
Leave for Adventures, Costume Dinner, Talent Show, Closing Ceremony
Family Slideshow, Depart - or - Link multiple Discovery Sessions with Fusion Weekends!
Keystone Science School is American Camp Association Accredited