Breckenridge mini camp provides activities during school break
If you go
What: Breckenridge Mountain Camp Mini Camp
When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, to Saturday, Nov. 29
Where: Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road, Breckenridge
Cost: $38 for Breckenridge residents and $43 for nonresidents
More information: Call (970) 453-1734 or visit www.breckenridgerecreation.com
The Breckenridge Recreation Center is offering Breckenridge Mountain Camp (BMC) Mini Camp during the Summit School District Thanksgiving vacation Wednesday, Nov. 26 to Saturday, Nov. 29. BMC Mini Camp is state-licensed, full-day child care for kids ages 5 to 12, providing an active day camp for children of working Summit County parents and local visitors.
BMC Mini Camp will offer a shorter camp from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, as well as a full-day camp on Saturday, Nov. 29. The daily fee is $38 for Breckenridge residents and $43 for nonresidents. Preregistration is required for all campers. Forms may be downloaded from the Breckenridge Recreation Department website, http://www.breckenridgerecreation.com. Children that attended BMC during the past summer should have a completed registration on file. Contact the Recreation Center Front Desk at (970) 453-1734 to verify registration.
BMC Mini Camp divides children into two groups, Mountain Lions (kindergarten to second grade) and wolverines (third to sixth grade) for age-appropriate activities. Thanksgiving week activities include swimming and rock climbing at the Breckenridge Recreation Center, ice skating at Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Thanksgiving crafts, movies and playtime on the giant Extreme Rush bounce house. Weather permitting, campers will also visit Carter Park for sledding.
“We’re fortunate to have access to some of the best recreation facilities in the county,” said Jessica Morse, youth programs coordinator, “and we make sure the kids get in a full day of indoor and outdoor play.”
Saturday, Nov. 29, is the first day of the winter-long BMC Saturday Mini Camp offered every Saturday through April 25. Saturday Mini Camp is an affordable child care option for the many Summit County parents who work weekends during the ski season. It can also be a helpful resource for busy families preparing for the holidays or taking advantage of a powder day. While most children who attend BMC Mini Camp are area locals, children of visitors and second-home owners are also welcome to attend.
“We get campers from all over the country, England, Mexico — they come back to Mini Camp year after year,” Morse said. “This is where they’ve met their local friends.”
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