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Mom, I’m bored. (Said no BackCountry kid ever.)

by Shea Homes Colorado on June 22, 2015

 

Okay so that’s wishful thinking, but it’s no exaggeration that BackCountry is an incredible place to be a kid. You see it in the way children ride their bikes freely and play in happy little packs, roaming from yard to yard and house to house. (Gated communities where people know each other promote that kind of easygoing vibe.) And naturally, the Sundial pool and abundant parks and open spaces are huge kid magnets in the summer. But BackCountry’s child-friendly planned events also play a critical role in keeping the young’uns busy, physically active, and connected with each other year-round.

Science Kids

BackCountry boasts an exceptionally active HOA, guided by full-time Lifestyle Director Britany Chambers and a committee of residents. Together, they plan special events that target the interests of all kinds of residents, including the young ones. Case in point, this kids-only science event featuring exotic animals and cool experiments that use everyday items.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Or annual Easter Egg hunts with a special appearance by a very popular, cotton-tailed guest.

 

 

 

Superhero PartyOr an afternoon of star-struck hobnobbing with Rapunzel and Spiderman at a Superhero and Princess Party.

So what’s on tap for kids this summer? Below, you can read about a couple of annual favorites followed by a complete summer calendar of activities planned with BackCountry’s youngest residents in mind. Get ready. It’s going to be a fun-filled summer for children at BackCountry.

 

 

PATRIOTIC BBQ & COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT
Saturday, July 11, 5:30pm-8:30pm
This is high-quality family time, listening to live music, dancing and sharing good food in the BackCountry Amphitheatre with the gorgeous foothills as your backdrop. Performances include Chris Daniels & The Kings, one of the hottest country rock bands to hit the Colorado scene in years, and a real cowboy uniquely talented in rope-spinning tricks. Kids, get ready for pumpkin seed spitting, lasso jumping, and more fun activities to enjoy.

“DRIVE-IN” MOVIE
Saturday, August 1, 6pm
Far more picturesque than any drive-in parking lot ever, the Amphitheatre is the ideal summer evening setting for watching the Tom Hanks classic, Big. The movie starts at 8pm, but the pre-movie entertainment (including a real-life “Zoltar” machine offering silly fortune telling a la the movie), root beer floats, and popcorn will begin at 6pm.

Other summer events include:
*Snow Cones & Pool Games, June 8
* Ventriloquist, June 11
* Family Concert at Amphitheatre & Food Truck, June 18
* Tween Pool Party, June 23
* Snow Cones & Pool Games, June 25
* Reptile Show, June 29
* Snow Cones & Pool Games, July 7
* Kids Painting Event, July 14
* Tween Pool Party with Water Wizard, July 21
* Snow Cones & Synchronized Swim Team, July 23
* Kids Educational Event, July 29
* Back-to-School Party, August 6
* Labor Day Luau, August (date TBD)

So now the question is, how do you live here?  Shea Homes offers three collections of homes at BackCountry, so you can find the perfect fit for your family.

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