Sign up now for summer rec programs in Breck, Silverthorne
Summer rec hours and rates
Come summer, the two local recreation centers and the Frisco Adventure Park switch to new hours and daily rates. All rates here are for residents only. For non-resident rates and other info, call the rec centers directly or visit their websites.
Silverthorne Rec Center — 970-262-7370
Hours (starting June 1): 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Mon-Fri), 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sat), 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sun) with aquatics area closing 30 minutes early daily
Daily rate: $12 adult (18-59 years), $10 senior (60 and older), $6 child (4-11 years), $7 youth (12-17 years)
Month pass: $58 adult, $44 senior, $34 child and youth
20-punch pass: $140 adult (18 and older), $65 child, $78 youth
Note: Silverthorne residents get 20 percent off listed rates with valid proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, lease, deed). Residents 70 and older get a free membership.
Breckenridge Rec Center — 970-453-1734
Hours (staring May 1): 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Mon-Fri), 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sat), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sun) with aquatics area closing 30 minutes early daily
Daily rate: $15 adult, $12 senior (60 and older), $7.50 youth (3-17 years)
Month pass: $55 adult, $45 senior, $35 youth
25-punch pass: $145 adult, $116 senior, $87 youth
Triple Play Pass: $130 adult and senior, $45 youth (3-17 years) buys unlimited visits from June 1 to Aug. 31
Frisco Adventure Park — 970-668-2558
Day lodge hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
Bike/skate park hours: Dusk to dawn beginning mid to late May
Disc golf hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. beginning Memorial Day weekend
Daily rate: Free
Free amenities: Dirt bike park with jump lines and features for all abilities, wood and concrete skate park, 18-hole disc golf course with benches and restrooms, multi-purpose rec field, baseball field, wireless internet and locker rooms at day lodge. There is no bike, skateboard or disc golf equipment available for rental.
Recreation in the Rockies means way more than pumping iron.
This summer, towns and nonprofits across Summit County host a slew of camps, clinics, sport clubs and more for just about everything. Want to try out tennis? The Breckenridge Recreation Center has you covered with camps and tournaments on the indoor and outdoor courts. Looking for yoga on a stand-up paddleboard? The instructors at the Silverthorne Recreation Center are launching a new SUP yoga class at North Pond. Itching to get the kids out of the house? Frisco and the rest are home to outdoor camps for kids, with daily bike rides and field trips to the Denver Zoo.
“We just love to push the outdoor recreation,” said Brian Schaefer, special events coordinator with the town of Breckenridge. “A lot of our programs focus on being outside — biking camps, running camps — so the big thing for us is to get outside and enjoy that beautiful scenery and beautiful weather we have all summer.”
And summer is right around the corner. Before registration fills, we take a look at a few of the new and returning summer programs across the county.
Tennis is the name of the game in Breckenridge, home to four outdoor clay courts, four outdoor composite courts and two indoor courts. The rec center hosts camps for kids of all ages, including a Pee Wee camp (4-6 years old), Hot Shots camp (7-10 years old) and middle school camp (11-14 years old). Each sessions costs $58 per child and runs for three weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning June 7.
Breck also plays host to several running camps and events, including the ever-popular Summit Trail Running Series. The Wednesday evening series gets started June 8 with the French Gulch 5K/8K, with a total of six races held every other week until the Aug. 17 finale at Carter Park. The series is open to runners 10 years and older and costs $95 for the entire series or $22 per race. Kids younger than 17 years old get the entire series for $25.
If the kids aren’t quite ready for racing, Schaefer recommends the town’s Runners on the Summit camp. The youth running club gives boys and girls between ages 10 and 17 years old a fun, instructor-led way to explore local trails and build their cardio. Staff also goes over proper stretching, diet and strength training for runners. It’s held every Wednesday, just like the trail series, from 8-10 a.m. beginning June 1. The six sessions are hosted every other week.
On the north end of the county, the Silverthorne rec center also offers plenty of camps and classes for kids and youth. The 2BFit program is one of the best, built by fitness coordinator Renee Rogers as an introduction to everything youngsters need to know about the gym.
The 2BFit yoga program introduces kids ages 12-17 years old to basic yoga poses and breathing exercises, along with the meditative perks of the practice. The four-class session costs $22 for passholders ($26 without a pass) and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning June 14.
The 2BFit circuit program takes the same concept and applies it to the gym, with guided workout routines for kids ages 12-17 years old. Those are held Mondays and Wednesdays and split between three sessions of six classes each: June 13 to June 29, July 7 to July 27 and Aug. 8 to Aug. 17.
New this summer is SUP yoga at North Pond. This one is made for adults only and is held three times: June 24 at noon, July 22 at 9:30 a.m. and Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. All participants must bring their own equipment and each class is $15 for passholders ($18 without a pass).
“We’re always trying to promote our amenities in the town and North Pond is a great place for people to spend the day kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing — anything,” Rogers said. “It’s just a great way to show off that beginner paddleboard area we have. It’s much different than Lake Dillon.”
Frisco Adventure Park
The Frisco Adventure Park is the definition of a not-so-hidden gem. Come late-May or early-June, the town-run skatepark, bike park, disc golf course, ball fields and day lodge will all open and remain open until fall. The best part: everything is free. Yep, users pay nothing to take advantage of the manicured dirt jumps at the park or 18 holes of picturesque disc golf on the Frisco Peninsula.
Most of the Frisco day camps and clinics are already full, but there are still spots left in the Frisco Fun Club. The camp is made for kids ages 5-12 years old and runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays beginning in June (June 6 to Aug. 19). The cost is $40 per child for Frisco residents ($45 for non-residents), with a discount of 20-percent for every additional child.
“They go everywhere from the Denver Zoo to Idaho Springs, where they learn to make root beer,” said town communications manager Vanessa Agee, who enrolled her young daughter for the first time last year and has her enrolled again this summer. “It’s great, and the camps really encourage the kids to brings their bike every single day. My kiddo now has mad biking skills because of all that.”
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