The summers in Steamboat are just as amazing as the winters. My personal favorite thing about the summer is very easily summed up in two words: Perry Mansfield. Perry Mansfield is a summer musical theater camp where I spent two consecutive summers and, most importantly, it is where I met my best friends.
The first days at camp were intense with various auditions and placement into what classes best suit the talent of my peers and me. And I remember the days we were on bear watch when, being a
Florida native, I thought it was absolutely
insane that there were actual bears that had crossed paths with a camper. Even
some of the teachers I encountered at Perry Mansfield made a huge impact on my
life for different reasons. A part from the wonderful fine arts camp, there are
many other summer activities including visiting the rodeo and tubing down the
river. While tubing down the river, there are various stops you can make
to eat, my favorite being Sunpies.
Note-worthy places to visit in Steamboat include the Bud Werner Memorial Library, Winnonas, All That Jazz, 8th Street Steakhouse, Downtown Hot Springs, and of course Perry Mansfield. Steamboat Springs holds some of the best memories of my life and is the one place I feel most comfortable being myself.
My parents sold the condominium and we no longer visit as much as before but
Steamboat Spring, Colorado
still fills me with every possible emotion and no matter where I reside at any
given moment, I refer to the wonderful town in northern Colorado as my only true home.