Yampatika offers new ‘Blues Break’ camp to support working families | SteamboatToday.com

Yampatika offers new ‘Blues Break’ camp to support working families

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Yampatika will host a new camp during the Steamboat Springs midwinter break to support working families and visitors with young children. The camp, for children ages 9 to 11, will be held at Yampatika’s Environmental Learning Center at Legacy Ranch from Feb. 19 to 22.

“As a former school board member, I have long been aware how hard it is for working families to find activities for their kids during ‘Blues Break,’” Yampatika Youth Program Manager Sam Rush was quoted as saying in a news release.

The camps will have daily educational themes, such as learning how animals adapt in winter, understanding snow layers and avalanches, and safe travel skills for winter backcountry adventures.

“Kids don’t need to attend every day of the camp, but it will help with their learning if the student attends continuous days,” Rush said.

The camp is $280 for four days or $75 per day for drop-ins. Some scholarship funds are available to help in special circumstances, and each scholarship will be evaluated on merit on a case-by-case basis, Rush said.

Space is limited, and registration is required. Visit Yampatika.org/events or call 970-871-9151 for more information.

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