2021 Summer Day Camp
For Campers Entering Grades K-5
(One Summer CATCH Cohort Entering Grades 6-8)
Do you want to give your child a summer experience they’ll never forget? Enroll in the Summer of Connection at the Keystone Science School! Each week has a unique theme and integrates social, educational, and adventure activities. Campers will make new friends through fun games, silly songs, and goofy costumes.
Locations & Rates
Open to Everyone
Many campers have a special connection to the KSS Campus. The camp experience and curriculum are the same as Summer CATCH but with unique place-based activities. There is no sliding-fee scale available for day camp at the KSS Campus, if you are in financial need, please apply for a Camp Scholarship. Lunch can be provided for a small fee.
|Full Session Rate||$389|
Per Session (1 week, Monday through Friday)
Keystone Science School
1053 Soda Ridge Rd.
Keystone, CO 80435
Summit School District Students Only
KSS has Summer CATCH locations throughout Summit County which speaks to the program as a true community collaboration. These locations are exclusive to residents of Summit County. Our goal is to provide working families with an enriching experience for their children throughout the summer. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
|Full Session Rate||$389|
|CHP+ (Child Health Plan Plus) Rate||$150|
|Free and Reduced Lunch Rate||$40|
Per Session (1 week, Monday through Friday)
|Dillon Valley Elementary||Entering K-5th||No transportation provided|
|Silverthorne Elementary||Entering K-8th||Silverthorne Rec Center
Sierra Madre 1
|Summit Cove Elementary||Entering K-5th||Upper Blue Elementary
Summit High School
All KSS Campus sessions are now on a waitlist! We encourage families to still sign up for the waitlist of their preferred sessions. Summit County families also have the option to enroll in Day Camp at our Summit County school locations.
Session Dates & Themes
|Enroll & Access Account|
|Session 1||June 7 to 11||Wondrous Wildlife We will use the scientific process to investigate signs of local wildlife and the Hot Pink Gorilla. What clues will we find? What evidence will we uncover? The search is on!|
|Session 2||June 14 to 18||Mountains, Minerals, and Mines We will build foundations of earth science by learning about the rock cycle and the natural processes that shaped our beautiful mountains. We will also investigate Colorado’s mining history and have our very own camp Gold Rush! Don’t take this session for granite…|
|Session 3||June 21 to 25||Aquatic Investigations We will dive deep into the wonderful world of water. Campers will get their feet wet catching critters that live in streams and learn about aquatic ecosystem health. We will also learn about watersheds, where the water we use comes from, how we use water, and how we can conserve it. Let's make a splash!|
|Session 4||June 28 to July 2||Extreme Engineering We will explore engineering basics and complete exciting STEM challenges using the Design Thinking Process. Campers will imagine real-world applications such as renewable energy, electronics, and structures. Ready, set, invent!|
|Session 5||July 7 to 9||Art in Nature We will admire nature's beauty from an artist's perspective. Campers will draw their artistic inspiration from the earth and create art using several different media and natural materials. Let's paint happy little trees together!|
|Session 6||July 12 to 16||Astronaut Training We will take one small step into understanding our solar system, and one giant leap into space exploration with our astronaut training program. Campers will train with the solar telescope, rocket testing, and an understanding of space. To infinity, and beyond!|
|Session 7||July 19 to 23||Austere Adventures We will embark on austere adventures and learn essential outdoor skills such as the Leave No Trace Principles, navigation, and survival tactics. To cap the week, campers will encourage each other on a Summit County hiking adventure that will push them outside of their comfort zones. The mountains are calling, let's go!|
|Session 8||July 26 to 30||Unimaginable Magic Abracadabra, alakazam, Keystone Magic School. Campers will learn about the magic in the world, and some of the science behind it. We’ll be practicing magic like levitation and potions, which some would call physics of flight and chemistry. It’s time to solve the mysteries of the universe.|
|Session 9||August 2 to 6||Camp Legends And Warriors Campers will become Camp Legends And Warriors and compete in our Camp adventure challenge games, known as CLAW. In our version of a "color war" campers will compete in a variety of challenging, fun, and downright silly games, but only one team will be crowned CLAW champion! Show us what you've got!|
|Session 10||August 9 to 13||Fabulous Filmmaking We will learn basic videography techniques and how to tell an engaging story through film. Campers will work in small groups to create and act in their own nature documentary that will be premiered at the end of the week. Lights, camera, action!|
|Session 11||August 16 to 20||Jurassic Journeys We will travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Campers will learn about these mighty reptiles through prehistoric games and activities. RAWR.|
Get oriented to Day Camp, get to know your group, and become familiar with the theme for the week with team-building games and engaging activities.
Develop a variety of traditional summer camp skills, including fishing, biking, arts and crafts, and skills related to the weekly theme.
WednesdayStation Rotation Day
Learn and have fun with friends as you move through on-campus activity stations in small groups.
Spend the day out on local trails exploring the curriculum theme, enjoying a picnic, and challenging yourself on a hike.
Celebrate the theme with culminating activities that tie all of the week’s curriculum together.
*This schedule is intended as a general outline and is subject to change based on the session.
All Day Camp staff go through 2 weeks of comprehensive training, have been background checked, hold a Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED certification at minimum, and have gone through extensive risk management training.
Drop Off and Pick Up Info
Keystone Science School has made several changes to camper drop-off in an effort to manage risk of all parents and campers on campus. Campers will immediately participate in a brief health pre-screen before exiting their vehicle. Upon completion of the pre-screen, all campers and families will be asked to follow guidelines as outlined by the CDC.
Drop-off and Pick-Up
Drop Off: 8:30am-9:00am
Pick Up: 4:30pm-5:00pm (I.D. Required)
Day Camp Bus Schedule
If you would like to utilize transportation this summer for Summer CATCH Camp, please complete the Bus Stops - Summer CATCH form on your KSS online account. Only one selection can be made per camper for the season. Pickup and drop-off must be made at the same location to minimize confusion. Campers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian getting on and off the bus. Transportation will not be provided to Dillon Valley Elementary or KSS Campus. The following are the schools and the available stops:
|Summit Cove Elementary||Morning||Afternoon|
|Bus Stop at Upper Blue Elementary||8:00am||5:10pm|
|Bus Stop at Summit High School||8:10am||5:00pm|
|Bus Stop at Silverthorne Rec Center||8:50am||4:30pm|
|Bus Stop at Sierra Madre 1||8:55am||4:25pm|
Keystone Science School is American Camp Association Accredited
Do you want to give your child a summer experience they’ll never forget? Enroll your child in the Summer of Connection at the Keystone Science School!