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Summit County: Community Notes

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The High Country Conservation Center is seeking volunteers who care about the environment to help make the Frisco BBQ Challenge a model zero-waste event. Volunteers are needed for three-hour shifts on June 17 and June 18. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and 10 free hogback tickets. Visit or call (970) 668-5703 to sign-up today.

The Summit Foundation is seeking volunteers for its annual Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Golf Tournament. Proceeds directly benefit the foundation and help the foundation continue its contributions to the community. The tournament will be held on June 12 at the Breckenridge Golf Club. Most volunteer opportunities will be available all-day long. If interested, contact Jennifer Stein by calling (970) 453-5970 or emailing

The High Country Conservation Center is looking for a local high school student to participate in the 2011 The Living Classroom Summer Internship Program. HC3 has partnered with Summit Landscaping to offer a $1,000 scholarship and summer internship for an outstanding SHS student or home-schooled high school student that is interested in urban farming, community gardens and growing food. One student will be selected for the new internship program to work 15 hours a week for eight weeks starting the week of June 20-Aug. 12. On completion of the eight-week internship, the student will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the college of their choice. Visit for more info or contact Jen Santry at Applications are due Friday.

Summer is fast approaching and the Breckenridge Mountain Camp Summer Camp program at the Breckenridge Recreation Center is filling quickly. Parents are encouraged to register their children for this popular program. The Breckenridge Mountain Camp Summer Day Camp program offers boys and girls ages 5-12 a variety of activities and weekly field trips. This state- licensed program runs Monday through Friday throughout the summer, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Breckenridge Recreation Center. On Wednesdays, all campers will travel to the Front Range for field trips.

The camp offers families throughout Summit an affordable and fun summer childcare option. For added convenience, transportation to Frisco, Silverthorne and Dillon is available daily for an extra fee.

The first day of camp is Friday, and the last day is Aug. 19. Daily camp fees are $38 per child, and $43 on Wednesdays. Lunch (from Subway) can be pre-ordered for $5 each day. Additional child and rec center membership discounts may apply.

Online and in-person registration is currently under way. A 2011 Camper Packet and all waivers must be completed before registering for the program. This info is available for download at and can be returned in-person, mailed or faxed to the rec center.

For more info or to learn more about Breckenridge Recreation Department youth summer programs, visit or call (970) 453-1734. The center is located at 880 Airport Road.

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, Friends of Eagles Nest Wilderness and Summit Fat Society invite you to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteers will work on the West Aqueduct Trail near Keystone, a popular trail with mountain bikers and hikers. Pug Ryan’s Steak House will be providing a delicious lunch after a day of hard work. Also, thanks to the Bristlecone Foundation’s Legacy Forest Campaign, each volunteer will receive a ticket to the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center for a 6 p.m. performance from Oakhurst and the Randall McKinnon Band.

To register and find the project’s meeting location, visit

The annual “Cowboy Ball” is Saturday at Copper Mountain Conference Center from

7-11 p.m. with entertainment by Walker Williams and his band and line dancing with Michael “Tex” DeGarie. There will be a silent auction, appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door, for tickets and more info, call Betsy Dobbs at (970) 547-5334 or email This is a benefit for Summit in Honduras.

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