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Summer is the best time of year to take a getaway with your family in Breckenridge. As you plan your trip around family-fun activities this summer, take advantage of local drop-off programs while you’re here! Whether you want a night away from the kids or need to tucker them out before dinner, they’ll be in good hands experiencing nature, arts and crafts, games, field trips and everything else our mountain community has to offer. So start planning and feel good about everyone in the family having a blast- here are our top reasons to sign the kids up summer camp in Breckenridge and where to do it.
Advantages of sending your kids to Summer Camp in Breckenridge
Camp nurtures social skills and fosters teamwork
Summer Camp is a community away from home and school where kids can connect, build relationships and manage conflict with other local and guest kids. Camp facilitates an environment where kids learn that to succeed they must work together with their peers and their camp leaders. Through teamwork, they learn that they are each an integral part of the camp community where they can feel a sense of acceptance and belonging.
Camp enhances self confidence
According to an extensive study of camper outcomes conducted by Philliber Research Associates, 70 percent of parents report that their child gained self-confidence while at camp. Whether they work through being away from mom and dad or tackle an activity that pushed them outside of their comfort zone, kids walk away feeling a stronger sense of personal pride and self-reliance.
Unplug and build friendships!
Children today are living a different type of childhood than many of us experienced, and studies have confirmed what is happening in our own communities. Children are more sedentary, less connected to nature, and live more structured lives with less time for free-choice play than previous generations. Camp gives kids an opportunity to explore Breckenridge in a way without electronics with local kids who grew up to love what nature has to offer.
Day Camp Programs in Breckenridge
Mountain Top Children’s Museum Summer Day Camp
MTCM’s Summer Day Camp program incorporates theme-based weeks emphasizing Art, Nature and STEM activities. In between the time your child plays at the forts and tries new zany science experiments, campers can participate in a number of local outings on one of Mountain Top’s Field Trips!
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 6th – August 28th (Closed July 4th)
Time: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Location: The Village Hotel Ski School Room, 555 S. Park Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Cost: $85/day or Multi-Day Rate $55/day (5+ days)
*Please bring a lunch. Two snacks will be provided.
Breckenridge Mountain Camp Day Camp
Spend the summer swimming, climbing, hiking and jumping on our giant inflatable obstacle course! Breckenridge Mountain Camp offers a fun and positive experience that enriches and satisfies your child all day long with a focus on building character through recreation. Programs are based on skill development, guided discovery and amazing activities that foster healthy, outdoor fun.
Dates: Monday – Friday, June 7 – August 22nd. Field trips on Wednesdays (Regular camp but NO field trip Wednesday, July 3rd. Closed July 4th).
Location: Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Cost: $50/day, Wednesday Field Trip – $50, Lunch – $8 per day (not available Wednesdays)
*Lunch provided at extra cost
Breck Summer Day Camp
Letting kids explore the best of Colorado’s mountains. Drop the kids off for a half-day or full-day of adventures at Breckenridge Ski Resort. They’ll gain valuable outdoor skills while participating in activities centered around science, nature, crafts, imagination and more! The day camp features a curriculum that focuses on science, nature, crafts and more, while teaching kids valuable outdoor skills. Full-day sessions include lunch.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 6th – August 21st
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Kids Castle on Peak 8, 1599 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Cost: AM or PM Half-day – $65, Full Day – $95
Night Camp Programs in Breckenridge
Don’t let the craziness of parenthood steal away your vacation! Give yourself three kid-free hours for dinner dates, shopping, or a long, long bubble bath! Meanwhile, give your kids their own night away at any of these Kid’s Night Out programs Breckenridge has to offer:
Night on the Mountain with Breckenridge Ski Resort
Have your child come and explore what the mountain has to offer after hours at Night on the Mountain! A night of exploration and discovery through arts and crafts, an evening hike on the mountain and dinner by the campfire.
Dates: June 19, 26 & 28, 2019
July 3, 12, 17, 24, 26 & 31, 2019
August 7, 9, 14 & 21, 2019
Time: 5:00PM – 8:00PM | Ages 5-13
Cost: $40 (first child) $20 (each additional sibling)
*Dinner and snacks provided
Kid’s Night Out with Mountain Top Children’s Museum
Enjoy a night on the Town — we’ll take care of the kids! Kids will enjoy an evening program packed full of projects, art antics and crazy experiments at Kid’s Night Out. Drop off your children with us for dinner and a fantastic time at our Day Camp location!
Dates: Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday –Available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 2019!
Cost: $45/child and $25/sibling
More Camps in Breckenridge
1st Fridays Kids Night Out at the Breckenridge Recreation Center
Kids AND parents deserve a night out, so save the date for the first Friday of the month November-May for an evening of fun for everyone at the Breckenridge Recreation Center! At 1st Fridays, your child enjoys an evening of swimming, pizza dinner and a movie. Other activities may include inflatables, indoor climbing and crafts — all for much less than a sitter and takeout at home.
Dates: 1st Friday of every month, November-May
Cost: $20 per child
About the Author
Laura Horvath, Executive Director of the Mountain Top Children’s Museum, moved to Breckenridge in 1995 and has been involved with child care ever since. As one of the founders of Mountain Top Children’s Museum, Horvath has helped develop and provide quality programming and exhibits in the Summit County Colorado community for over 16 years. The MTCM is currently in preparations to launch a capital campaign to secure a permanent location to offer more youth and teen resources for our community.
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