Camp Big Tree
July 7-11 2023
Camp Big Tree is a fun, social, outdoor adventure and camping trip for youth ages 12 – 16 who are diagnosed with sensory processing disorders, learning and/or attention deficits and development delays. This adventure begins and ends at BOEC’s program site with the first and last night of camp in Breckenridge, Colorado, campers will also experience two nights of camping under the stars in Buena Vista. The course is packed with high adventure activities ranging from ropes course, rock climbing, hiking, rafting, and camping. Throughout the course students will engage in all aspects of camp craft including cooking, cleaning and camp set-up. Outdoor activities are designed to help students to develop social skills, teamwork traits and leadership qualities that will transfer into everyday life. BOEC requires that all students be fully independent with self-care tasks, or be prepared to bring a “buddy” to camp.
Please note: This camp has limited capacity and may already be filled.
“The interns also did a great job and made everything fun. The participants were friendly, fun, interesting, open and honest. I felt like I made new friends. It was nice to not have to hide/minimize my Parkinson’s because I felt like they understood and were all dealing with many of the same issues even though they had MS. Claire also went over and above getting me registered at the last minute. I am so touched by everyone at the BOEC and feel so grateful that the BOEC exists to help people who might not otherwise be able to experience these activities. Many thanks!” – AWI/OAR Combo
August 27-31, 2023
Adventures Within is a five day day/four night adventure based retreat specially designed for adults living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their spouses, friends or caretakers. BOEC’s Scott Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado is a tranquil, wilderness setting and ideal location for a variety of Colorado outdoor activities including rafting, paddling, cycling, ropes course, and/or rock climbing. A team of support staff is present to assist and provide home cooked meals, access to speciality equipment, and more. The schedule of activities may vary depending on group interest.
This retreat provides a very unique opportunity to challenge yourself physically with support from a team of experienced staff dedicated to helping you meet your goals. You will also be able to have shared experiences with other adults who have faced similar life challenges.