Steamboat parks and recreation summer camp fills up in 30 seconds

Children participating in Steamboat Springs summer camps. (Courtesy photo)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In a year full of unprecedented times, the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation department saw an unprecedented moment of its own when the city’s annual summer day camp filled up in 30 seconds.

While the camp is always busy, spots normally fill up in 30 to 45 minutes. Parks and Recreation staff attributed the popularity of this year’s program to both COVID-19 restrictions and more difficulty than usual in hiring day camp staffers because of the Steamboat’s high cost of living and housing shortages.

“The one thing we

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