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Hi I’m David Hamm

Breckenridge Recreation Department's Program's Intern, Summer of 2020

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The Breckenridge Recreation Department


The Breckenridge recreation department for the city of Breckenridge Colorado is based out of the town recreation center. This recreation facility was built in 1991 and became so popular to the locals that it was expanded in 1996 to accommodate the large numbers of attendees. It is located on 880 Airport road, right on the outskirts of town but a quick bike ride for all residents. As the city has become a very well-known tourist destination for American citizens and even international citizens, it went through another renovation and expansion in 2018, which cost just over $17 million.
The Recreation department does not possess their own mission statement but instead utilizes the mission statement for the town of Breckenridge. The town's mission statement is, “The Town of Breckenridge protects, maintains, and enhances our sense of community, historical heritage, and alpine environment.  We provide leadership and encourage citizen involvement.”

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Internship Responsibilities

Programs Intern

Position Description

May 25th - August 14th

Individuals in this position are responsible for assisting with program coordination, organization and set-up of summer outdoor programs, and trail running races. Additionally, they are responsible for assisting with youth programs such as the Breckenridge Mountain Summer Camp, sports camps and pre-school camps. The position will provide the intern with on the job experience while at the same time meeting academic internship requirements for the respective college/university.



  • Must currently be enrolled in a degree program with a college or university that requires an internship.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • To qualify for this position the candidate or employee must pass a criminal background check as described in the Recreation Department Criminal History Background Check & Confidentiality Policy.


  • Applicants with previous experience in parks and recreation related field preferred.

  • Applicants with previous customer service experience preferred.

  • Applicants should be pursuing a degree in Parks & Recreation, Sports Management, Kinesiology, Outdoor Recreation/Education or other closely related field.


  • Valid drivers license and acceptable MVR check.

  • A valid Colorado driver's license is required within the first 5 days of employment.

  • Basic CPR, AED, and First Aid Certifications are required within 60 days of hire.

Benefits and Opportunities 

The Town of Breckenridge strives to offer competitive and diverse benefit options, in addition to those benefits required by law. For eligible “Summer Seasonal” employees, these options may include Personal Leave, Paid Holidays & Wellness/Recreational benefits. This includes an apartment in employee housing along with the opportunity to network with the local community here in Breckenridge Colorado. This position pays 12 dollars an hour along with the opportunity for overtime. This position also allows the individual to chose either a golf course pass or a summer membership to the Breckenridge Recreation Center.


Throughout the course of this internship, I learned the inner workings of a recreation department along with the opportunity to be included in the programming side of the summer camps offered by the center. I have been well versed in the software utilized by the recreation department called "Active," and have been given the responsibility of contacting parents if they would like to enroll their children in the summer camps offered. 

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Breckenridge Recreation Department 's Contact Information

880 Airport Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Hiring Manager, Steven Rosenthal

Steven Rosenthal is the individual who is responsible for contacting and interviewing potential hires

Steven Rosenthal's Email:

Breckenridge Recreation Department's Website

My personal email if you have any questions about working here.

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