BRECK SUMMER CAMP THEMES
Snow In SummerJune 12th - June 16th
Is that snow I see? Exploring weather in the high country. Campers will explore the reaming snow on the mountain, see the water cycle in action, and gain an understanding of weather patterns.Utes, Arapaho, Comanche, Miners and Skiers?
June 19th - June 23rd
Since 1500, Native Americans have inhabited the plains and mountains of Colorado. Almost 20 tribes have called Colorado home at one point or another. In the summer of 1895 gold was found in what would become Breckenridge. December 16, 1961 The Breckenridge Ski Area officially opens. We will be focusing on Colorado history and heritage.
Light My Fire & Leave No Trace
June 26th - June 30th
Two of the most important factors in the wilderness are food and fire. This week we will discuss some of the best foods to take into the wilderness, ways to cook the food, and best practices for what to do when you’re done eating. Highlights Include: Trail Mix, Solar Ovens, and Bear bags.
This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land
July 3rd - July 4th
Imagine the world 10 years from now. 50 years. 100 years. What does our natural resource supply look like? In this camp we will focus on sustainability, and making sure that future generations will have water, materials, and resources.
July 10th - July 14th
Eureka! There’s gold in them there mountains! We will learn about Colorado Mining History through activities and games. Good Luck!
We Will Rock You
July 17th - July 21st
Science ROCKS! Literally. From the low-lying eastern plains, to the central peaks soaring more than 14,000 feet above sea level, to the western red-rock canyons, this week we will delve into the unique geologic history of Colorful Colorado. This week will ROCK your world.
July 24th - July 28th
Shipwrecked on a desert island? Plane crashed on a mountainside? Stranded in the backcountry? Together, we will learn wilderness survival skills and emergency preparedness for the worst possible scenarios. Campers will discover compasses, make maps, and search for buried treasure.
Are We There Yet?
July 31st -August 4th
Is this map upside down?! This week at camp we will look more closely at map reading and orienteering. Campers will discover compasses, make maps, and search for buried treasure.
Flora & Fauna of the Forest
August 7th - August 11th
Identify trees, admire flowers, wack the weeds, and outdoor adventures we’ll search high and low for signs of bear, deer, marmots, and so much more. . All this (and more) as we explore the flora and fauna in forest of Breckenridge through nature hikes and garden tours.
August 14th - August 18th
Campers will get to choose their favorite hikes, art, games, songs, etc to do for the week. We will recap the best memories from the 2017 summer.
*Themes are subject to change.