Camp Announcement About Fires

Hint: Our camp topic will be announced soon.

NSD has received numerous inquiries regarding the forest fires in Waldo Canyon and surrounding areas. We are writing this to assure NSD students and their parents that the Colorado College campus is safe and is not directly impacted by the fires. Colorado College has been operating without interruption. They are holding summer classes and conferences as usual. Firefighters are currently reporting encouraging results regarding the containment of the fire and the recent turn in the weather suggests that the problem may be quickly resolved. We will provide updates here if the situation changes.

We ask that students who read this message please show it to their parents.

Previous announcements:

1. Staff and student travel plans were due May 22. If you haven’t sent yours in yet, please send it to ASAP.

2. Batman sign ups! On NSD’s free day, July 21, students will have the opportunity to see the The Dark Knight Rises. The showing will take place at 9:30 in the morning and buses will depart campus at 830 AM sharp. This is the only showing that will be offered during the course of camp.

In order to attend, students will need to bring $16.50 cash. Students, please fill out the sign-up form below if you want to see Batman. (There will be a separate form emailed to staff.)

If you have any questions, email

  • what about the airport? Has it been affected by the fires?

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure there was an article on that said the COS airport was being used to fly planes out to stop the fires and that it took the planes an hour to get to there. That suggests the airport itself is fine, just really hot. This was about a week ago, but it’s prolly still relevant. 

    • I go to CC and can say that the airport is 100% fine. It’s worth noting that the fires were mostly up in the foothills and weren’t close to the campus–let alone the airport. Also, @ “berkeleybear”, I think you’re confusing the air force academy airfields with the colorado springs airport. I hadn’t heard of much fire management out of the airport and i doubt that travel will be an more difficult than usual. 

      • Anonymous

        Just because I’m overly confrontational, the Gazette did say “After the aircraft take off from the Colorado Springs Airport, they can at be the fire within an hour.” But yeah thanks hella for the info; it’s good to know what to expect.

        • Sure, that’s fine. My point is that people shouldn’t worry about coming into the airport or colorado springs. 

          • Anonymous

            For which I thank you

          • Rebar Niemi

            *cough* flame war? *cough*

  • Erik Baker

    What impact will the fact that Colorado Springs currently resembles the deepest pits of Hades have on camp?

    • I would also like to know.

      • Zilch.  The fire is moving in the opposite direction and is miles from Colorado College.  Colorado College is not concerned and the forest fire expert I spoke with predicted that the issue will have been resolved by the time camp begins.

  • Anonymous

    Nozick straight thugs

    • Erik Baker

      “I’ve been a terror since the private school era.” -Robert Nozick

  • What are our options if we don’t go to the movie? 

    • Anonymous

      You can basically do whatever

    • There’s a 3 on 3 basketball tournament every year, and there’s usually a kickball tournament as well. You’re free to sleep in and then chill in the game room in the Loomis basement if you’d rather just kick back — you can play ping pong, pool, foosball, whatever. There’s also a swimming pool that students are free to use if open. You can sign out and wander Colorado Springs, eat out, chill with your friends, etc.  Basically you’re free to do whatever you like.  

  • Anonymous

    Coach Chy isn’t taking kids by taxi this year?

  • Rebar Niemi

    i’m bringing my athletic shorts n shoes this year. 

    • Anonymous


      • Rebar Niemi

        i’m going to put a forearm in your stomach if you try. hard fouls? dog this ain’t no light foulin’ 


        • Rebar Niemi

          gotta white audi

      • #300

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  • Anonymous

    Team Ross and Chris demand a bball rematch

  • the movie is called The Dark Knight RIses…

    • i’m a man of the future, not of the moment.

    • blame lebron

    • Anonymous

      Everyone’s a critic

      • Anonymous

        and most people are DJs