Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

El Rincón de EVOM

Campeon De EVOM: Mountain Recreation

Posted by Maria Burciaga on Jul 1, 2020 11:13:05 AM
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Entrevistado: Eddie Campos con Mountain Recreation
 
¿Qué es lo que más te gusta de tu trabajo con Mountain Recreation?

Me encanta que como distrito trabajamos activamente con otras organizaciones y buscamos internamente como asegurar que todas nuestras instalaciones y programas sean accesibles para toda nuestra comunidad, asegurando que todos tengan el mismo acceso para vivir vidas saludables y felices.

¿Cómo has visto que el trabajo de Mountain Recreation impacta a alguien en la comunidad?

Algunos de mis momentos favoritos y personales han sido el ayudar a las mamás del valle a través de nuestras clases bilingües de adultos de aprender a nadar y a patinar sobre hielo. Me encanta ver el valor que demuestran las mamas al participar en una actividad completamente nueva para ellas y luego disfrutar de estas mismas por su cuenta con sus familias. Estas familias pasan a participar en programas más involucrados como nuestra noche de camping familiar proximamente en Maloit Park (Minturn).  

¿Cómo has aprendido de esto?

Tener un estilo de vida activo siempre ha sido parte de mí. Su importancia y su papel vital en la reducción del estrés, la ansiedad y la depresión, se ha visto aún más necesario al ver a nuestra comunidad afectada por el COVID. No se trata solo de vivir un estilo de vida activo, sino en el poder que la recreación tiene para juntarnos como comunidad e incluso ser un catalizador para avanzar más allá de los problemas sociales de hoy. 

Si pudieras elegir una palabra para describir a Mountain Recreation, ¿cuál sería y por qué?

Me gusta pensar en Mountain Recreation cómo un lugar integro. Es un espacio seguro que promueve la salud y el bienestar de la comunidad, es consciente de ser familiar, escucha las necesidades de todos, es transparente, y respeta y ama a todos por quienes son y punto.


What do you love most about Mountain Recreation’s work?

I love that as a district we actively work with partner organizations and look internally to make all our facilities and programs accessible to our entire community, ensuring everyone has equal access to live healthy and happy lives.

How have you seen Mountain Recreation's work impact someone in the community? 

Some of my favorite moments have been personally helping moms across the valley through our bilingual adult learning to swim and learn to ice skate classes. I love the courage these moms have shown in participating in an activity completely new to them and then being able to enjoy the same activities with their families. These families have gone on to participate in more involved programs like our upcoming Family Camping Night at Maloit Park.

How have you learned from this?

Having an active lifestyle has always been a part of me. It’s importance and vital role in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression has been further engrained seeing our community be impacted by COVID. It is not only about living an active lifestyle but about the power recreation has in bringing us together as a community and even being a catalyst for working past today’s social issues.

If you could choose one word to describe Mountain Recreation, what would it be and why?

I like to think of Mountain Rec as wholesome. It is a safe space that promotes our community’s health and well-being, is mindful about being family friendly, listening to everyone’s needs, is transparent, and respects and loves everyone for who they are, period.


 

Topics: Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement

Maria Burciaga

Written by Maria Burciaga

Maria was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to Eagle County in 2013. She was previously in Lake County for 9 years. She graduated from Colorado Mountain College with her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in August 2017 and is in the process of completing her Sustainability Leadership Certificate from CMC. Maria was previously with Eagle County Schools for a year, and with Colorado Mountain College Upward Bound for two years. Maria is very passionate about working with the community and is very excited to collaborate with community partners to get West Edwards youth and families outdoors!

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