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Breckenridge, a Great Place to Raise a Family

School bus on sunny day near Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Summit County, Colorado.

Breckenridge, Colorado is a truly great place to raise your family. With the mountains as your backyard, there are activities for your entire family or the kids year round. 

In the winter, you'll find your kids skiing or snowboarding and enjoying Breckenridge's "state of the art" indoor and outdoor ice skating arena, which offers children's Learn to Skate programs, figure skating, and Summit Youth Hockey.

Once the winter snow melts, Breckenridge summers will keep your kids outside and on the go. The Breckenridge Recreation Center offers summer day camp for children ages five to twelve. Sign your kids up for a whole summer filled with daily activities such as tennis camp, sports camp, adventure camp, day camp, skateboard camp and bike camp. With a huge variety of year round activities, Breckenridge is a seemingly endless playground for children of all ages!

Looking for the Perfect Place to Raise a Family?

This amazing mountain town offers more than just the best skiing in the country. If you ask locals, they will tell you that the wonderful schools, tons of activities and family-friendly environment make it a great place to raise a family. - Contact us to learn more!

Breckenridge Schools: Academic & Extracurricular Excellence


Breckenridge Elementary Schools

There are two elementary schools in Breckenridge and six in the county. The school district is made up of the entire county. 

Summit Middle School

The middle school students can join the Nordic ski team or the Alpine ski team. This offers a great opportunity for teens to meet other teens and travel to ski areas all over the state of Colorado.

Summit High School

Summit High School provides older students with the opportunities necessary for advancement after graduation. The school offers an internship placement program and extracurricular activities that include the National Honor Society, Yearbook Staff, Music and Drama, Speech and Debate, French and Spanish Club and more. Summit High School also has a wide range of school sports including hockey, soccer, football, gymnastics, cross-country, and Alpine and Nordic Skiing.

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

The Summit School District has implemented the International Baccalaureate Program (IB). The IB places a strong emphasis on student's international knowledge and responsible citizenship. It also focuses on expanding a child’s global awareness of a variety of cultures and attitudes. Visit Summit County School's website for more information.

As you can see, there is no lack of healthy activities for kids of all ages in Breckenridge. What child or young adult wouldn't want to grow up in a town with wonderful activities that attract visitors from all over the world?


Growing Up In Breckenridge

"Growing up in Breckenridge has given me a sense of independence I wouldn't have had if my parents raised me in the city. In a small mountain town like Breckenridge, my parents didn't have to worry if I wanted to go hiking or hang out in town. There is a ‘small town sense’ of safety for parents." - Jennifer Shirley age 24.