yampa valley science school
Each September Yampa Valley Science School YVSS serves as many as 300 Routt County 6th grade students in a residential, experiential Science Camp operated at the historic Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp in Strawberry Park.
Operated in cooperation with local schools since 2000, YVSS incorporates a 4-day, 1-night science curriculum integrated with CO 6th grade academic standards. The goals of YVSS include providing place-based environmental education through experiential and interactive lesson activities; providing inter-generational links and mentoring opportunities for sixth graders, high school students, college students, and community adults; and fostering integrated academic education with the public school systems.
The science curriculum is broken down into 3 blocks: Hydrosphere, Biosphere, Atmosphere/Geosphere. Students enjoy night activities including Astronomy and traditional campfire songs and skits.
Please email Carlyn at clawatsch@rockymountainyouthcorps for more information