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Thanks to the generosity of the York community, we are stretching our capital campaign goal to $7 million!

The Campaign

Your donation will positively impact York's children for years to come.

As a premier experiential learning center, ideas will be discovered through play that employs art, science, technology, and engineering, inspiring York’s children to grow into capable and curious adults with a competitive advantage for the future. Keystone Kidspace will amplify York County’s revitalization efforts by investing in our children and families. In recent years, our community has seen a renaissance driven by new downtown shops and restaurants, market rate apartments, and increasing employment opportunities for professionals. Attracting young professionals to York is one thing; keeping them here when they have children is another. Creating a vibrant space for families will help to address this challenge and fill an important gap in our community landscape.

“I feel we don’t just want it to happen, York needs it to happen. I intend to support it early and hope others will follow with their time and gifts.”


Help us bring Keystone Kidspace to Life!

We respectfully ask you to join us in creating an innovative, exciting new space for children, teens and their families with an early and generous contribution to the Keystone Kidspace “Play with Purpose” Capital Campaign. By making a commitment to this project, you’re not only creating a dynamic place for children, you’re also advancing York’s revitalization efforts by creating a new attraction that makes our community more livable, vibrant and competitive. With focused generosity from people like you, Keystone Kidspace will open to children and their families throughout York County and the wider region by the Spring of 2020, enabling York families to “play with purpose.”

The Keystone Kidspace Capital Campaign will fund:

  • Site acquisition (complete March 2018)
  • Architectural and engineering work on Armory site
  • Building renovations
  • Hiring staff and designing curriculum (Executive Director hired July 2018)
  • Purchase of supplies and equipment
  • Working capital reserve to supplement operations through start up period until reaching long-term sustainability in Year Five
  • Capital campaign expenses



Keystone Kidspace is incorporated and receives 501(c)(3) status.



Master plan (including business plan) for Keystone Kidspace is completed.

York Armory is identified as the optimal site for Keystone Kidspace.

First round of schematic design and budgeting for the Armory site is completed.



Fundraising feasibility study is completed for the project and Keystone Kidspace’s capital campaign is approved by York’s Capital Campaign Review Board.



York Armory—future home of Keystone Kidspace—is acquired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Executive Director is hired.

Quiet phase of the capital campaign is launched.



Public phase of the capital campaign begins.

Zoning process completed and land plan submitted and approved.

Renovations begin.



Keystone Kidspace opens to the public!