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Blogging at the BOEC

Paddle Into Summer

Join the BOEC and Blue Skies Behavioral Group (BSBG) for 4 days on the water, June 27-30, with Paddle Into Summer! Participants, ages 9-14 with exceptional needs, will enjoy a variety of water-based activities, including paddle boarding, lake paddling, a full day of whitewater rafting on the Upper Colorado River, [...]

Donor Spotlight: Brad Taylor

There are a myriad of different ways to give to the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC), and when we consider someone like Brad Taylor, he nearly covers them all. The Oklahoma native gives back with his time and energy through our Volunteer Program, provides much needed funding and support [...]

Kyle Coon: Back on Skis

I dropped my skis on the ground and scraped the tiny bit of snow that had accumulated on the bottom of my boots off on the brand new bindings I’d had installed on my Kastle (pronounced Kest-lee) twin tips. For ski gear aficionados, no I can’t ski backwards wel [...]

A True BOEC Family Affair: Meet the Pritchards

A little over five years ago, Ben Pritchard was lying in a hospital bed wondering what the future held for him. It was September 10th, 2016, a day on which Ben’s life would change forever. At just 24 years old, the native of Mumbles, Wales was involved in a [...]

Donor Spotlight: The Elevation Fund

In honor of the month of love, February’s Donor Spotlight shares with you a story of giving that features The Elevation Fund, a group of local couples who have formed a deep friendship and have uniquely come together to celebrate and support a cause they are all passionate about. [...]

Youth Ski & Ride Camp

The Keystone Adaptive Center and Adaptive Adventures are partnering once again to provide the Keystone Youth All Mountain Ski and Ride Camp in beautiful Keystone, Colorado. This four-night, three-day camp provides youth with physical disabilities an opportunity to learn to ski/snowboard or improve upon their skiing and riding abilities. All [...]

Thank You BOEC Community!

As we near the end of this season’s holiday giving season, we would like to take a moment to express our sincerest gratitude to all of you that contributed to the BOEC this year. Every hour volunteered, every dollar donated, every drop of sweat perspired and every ounce of [...]

Outdoor Adventures Within Ski Retreat

Enjoy three full days of alpine skiing and snowboarding with the Outdoor Adventures Within Ski Retreat, specifically designed for adults living with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. You will also enjoy adaptive yoga, stretching and movement exercises, and companionship. Included in the cost is all lodging, meals, ski instruction, equipment, [...]

Frozen Assets BIA Adaptive Ski Program

Don’t miss out this winter! BOEC is offering a five-day retreat in partnership with the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC). Activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and tubing. This program is designed for adults living with a brain injury and is based out of our accessible Scott Griffith Lodge and [...]

Donor Spotlight: Frank Martinez

When you think of the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC), an elephant or a lion or a giraffe is not often the first association that comes to mind. However, we are very grateful to feature for October’s donor spotlight a unique connection between one of our most dedicated ski [...]

12th Annual Tee It Up Event Summary

This year's Tee It Up Golf Scramble sold out for the third year in a row and was the most successful tournament to date, raising over $70,000 for BOEC's adaptive outdoor programming, including the Keystone Adaptive Center and BOEC’s Heroic Military Program. A special thanks goes out to all [...]

BOEC Ropes Course Like No Other

Nestled between the lodgepole pines and blue spruce trees at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peak 9 lies BOEC’s crown jewel, it’s 39-acre Wilderness Campus. Located at 9,938 feet in elevation the campus is equipped with the 6,000 square foot Griffith Lodge, an old miner’s cabin from the [...]

Donor Spotlight: Peggy Manchester

This month’s Donor Spotlight features Peggy Manchester who is a hero in our hearts for being a key participant at our Adventures Within (AWI) retreats, and for recently arranging a planned gift to BOEC. AWI is a series of retreats the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) hosts which provide [...]

Donor Spotlight: Davignon Charitable Fund

Since 2012, the Davignon Charitable Fund (DCF) has been supporting the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) in a variety of ways, ranging from vehicle upkeep to equipment donations. Even prior to any financial commitments from DCF, the Davignon family participated with The  Hartford Ski Spectacular, an event in Breckenridge [...]

Donor Spotlight: Snow Sports Alliance

April’s donor spotlight includes all of the generous supporters who make the Snow Sports Alliance Program (SSA) possible. The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) would like to give a huge thank you to Alpine Bank, The Summit Foundation, Mountain Mentors, Blue River Sports/Mountain Wave, and Beaver Run Resort & [...]

Camp Big Tree

Location: Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Old Cabin/Camping Dates: July 26-30 Times: Drop Off: 1:30 PM, Depart: Noon Ages: 12-16 Fee: $900, Scholarships Available About: Camp Big Tree is a five-day program for youth with sensory integration disorders, autism, learning disabilities and/or attention deficits. Through a variety of outdoor activities such [...]

Paddle/Climbing Week

Dates: June 28 - July 2 (Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 – Noon / Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM) Ages: 12-17 Fee: $350/week This week are going to mix it up! We will have at least two days of rock climbing both on and off our site, a day to play on [...]

PaddleFest

Dates: June 27-30 (Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 – Noon) Ages: 12-17 Fee: $350/week Join BOEC for four days of paddling adventures! This day camp is open to local teens of all abilities. If you like water sports this camp is for you. You'll have the chance to try out paddling in a [...]

BOEC Climbing Camp

Dates: June 14-18, 1-5 PM Ages: 12-17 Fee: $240/week Location: BOEC's Scott Griffith Lodge BOEC is offering an all new climbing camp open to local teens of all abilities. Join us for a unique and challenging climbing camp experience where you can learn the basics of climbing, leadership skills, and [...]

BOEC Climbing Camp

Dates: June 7-11, 1-5 PM Ages: 12-17 Fee: $240/week Location: BOEC's Scott Griffith Lodge BOEC is offering an all new climbing camp open to local teens of all abilities. Join us for a unique and challenging climbing camp experience where you can learn the basics of climbing, leadership skills, and [...]

Donor Spotlight: Dave and Mary Durham

Tears of joy are fairly common all around at BOEC. From participants feeling the freedom of outdoor recreation to our staff, volunteers, and donors who witness these events and learn about BOEC’s inspirational stories. As you are well aware by now, it’s the development team’s goal to understand the [...]

Finnegan Rudersdorf: Never Give Up!

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) adaptive ski participant, Finnegan Rudersdorf, was only four years old when diagnosed with a genetic disorder so rare it is believed there are fewer than 100 cases in the world. However, “Finny,” with the support of his family and the BOEC, does not let [...]

Mindful Making: Playful Acting

Come join this week's Mindful Making class for some playful acting practices with Callie Sue! We will be practicing mirroring, group storyline, and possibly a special-guest. It will be interesting and it will be fun! Bring yourselves to participate or just join us for some good entertainment. Hope to see [...]

Donor Spotlight: Gravity Haus

Aerial view of Gravity Haus in Breckenridge Gravity Haus (GH) is the Donor Spotlight this month because of their new and impactful dedication to our cause. BOEC and GH have a synergy of missions, so developing this new corporate partnership came effortlessly. Gravity Haus aims to create [...]

BOEC Adventure Days – Cross Country Adventure

BOEC Adventure Days - Cross Country Adventure Wednesday, February 3 for 12-20-year-olds  3:00pm to 4:30pm (Limit 8/session) Advance registration will be required with a waiver signed by an adult/legal guardian. Registration available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hype-frisco-cross-country-adventure-12-20-tickets-132997331599. WHERE: Frisco Nordic Center: 616 Recreation Way, Frisco, CO 80443 Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XpxwB1keMUyoKNEe6 WHAT: Come [...]

BOEC Adventure Days – Cross Country Adventure

BOEC Adventure Days - Cross Country Adventure Wednesday, March 31 for 12-20-year-olds  3:00pm to 4:30pm (Limit 8/session) Advance registration will be required with a waiver signed by an adult/legal guardian. Registration available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hype-frisco-cross-country-adventure-12-20-tickets-132997331599. WHERE: Frisco Nordic Center: 616 Recreation Way, Frisco, CO 80443 Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/XpxwB1keMUyoKNEe6 WHAT: Come [...]

BOEC Adventure Days – Cross Country Adventure

BOEC Adventure Days - Cross Country Adventure Wednesday, April 7 for 12-20-year-olds  3:30pm to 5:00pm (Limit 8/session) Advance registration will be required with a waiver signed by an adult/legal guardian. Registration will be through Building Hope at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hype-cross-country-adventure-12-20-tickets-131268544751. WHERE: Breckenridge Nordic Center: 9 Grandview Drive, Breckenridge, CO 80424 Google Map [...]

BOEC Adventure Days – Cross Country Adventure

BOEC Adventure Days - Cross Country Adventure Wednesday, March 10 for 12-20-year-olds  3:30pm to 5:00pm (Limit 8/session) Advance registration will be required with a waiver signed by an adult/legal guardian. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hype-cross-country-adventure-12-20-tickets-131268544751. WHERE: Breckenridge Nordic Center: 9 Grandview Drive, Breckenridge, CO 80424 Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/nXb2koi2uiHdokDR8 WHAT: Come join [...]

BOEC Adventure Days – Cross Country Adventure

BOEC Adventure Days - Cross Country Adventure Wednesday, February 10 for 12-20-year-olds  3:30pm to 5:00pm (Limit 8/session) Advance registration will be required with a waiver signed by an adult/legal guardian. Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hype-cross-country-adventure-12-20-tickets-131268544751. WHERE: Breckenridge Nordic Center: 9 Grandview Drive, Breckenridge, CO 80424 Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/nXb2koi2uiHdokDR8 WHAT: Come join [...]

BOEC Adventure Days – Cross Country Adventure

BOEC Adventure Days - Cross Country Adventure Wednesday, January 13 for 12-20-year-olds  3:30pm to 5:00pm (Limit 8/session) Advance registration is required with a waiver signed by an adult/legal guardian. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hype-cross-country-adventure-12-20-tickets-131268544751. WHERE: Breckenridge Nordic Center: 9 Grandview Drive, Breckenridge, CO 80424 Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/nXb2koi2uiHdokDR8 WHAT: Come join BOEC staff [...]

BOEC Adventure Days – Snowshoe Adventure

BOEC Adventure Days - Snowshoe Adventure Wednesday, December 9 for 12-20-year-olds (Limit 10) Session 1: 1:00pm to 2:45pm Session 2: 3:00pm to 4:30pm Advance registration will be required with a waiver signed by an adult/legal guardian. Registration will be through Building Hope by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hype-snowshoe-adventure-12-20-tickets-131236374529. WHERE: Rainbow Lake Trail Head, [...]

Cooking with Callie

In the first ever Mindful Making class, we are starting off with the classic comfort of baking chocolate chip cookies. The class will be led by Callie Glidden, BOEC Volunteer and BOEC staff. We can’t wait to get started in the kitchen with our first of many Mindful Making Classes.

Adaptive Chair Yoga

Join the BOEC and adaptive yoga instructor and long-time BOEC volunteer Jane Barber for a virtual adaptive chair yoga class. The class is for anyone who may benefit from doing yoga in a chair or seated position and will be held virtually using Zoom. The classes are free to sign [...]

Soul of Summit County: ifurnish’s Tony & Kelly Pestello Support BOEC Among Others

If you’ve been in Summit County long enough, you’ve undoubtedly heard of ifurnish. Not necessarily because of any sort of widespread advertising campaign but more likely because of the company’s predominance in supporting many of the areas nonprofit organizations however they can. While, yes, ifurnish’s proprietors, Tony and Kelly [...]

BOEC Ropes Course Challenge: Ages 12-20

BOEC Ropes Course Challenge – Tuesday, November 10 3:30pm to 5:45pm for 12-20-year-olds (Limit 8) Come hang out in the trees and challenge yourself. After instruction from BOEC staff, you will go on our two-story multi-event ropes course located in the woods of BOEC’s 39-acre Wilderness Site overlooking Breckenridge. Participants [...]

Adaptive Chair Yoga

Join the BOEC and adaptive yoga instructor and long-time BOEC volunteer Jane Barber for a virtual adaptive chair yoga class. The class is for anyone who may benefit from doing yoga in a chair or seated position and will be held virtually using Zoom. The classes are free to sign [...]

Donor Spotlight: Nichole Lutz

Hi, my name is Nichole Lutz. I'm originally from Houston, TX but live in Denver, CO now. Career wise, I started off in the oilfield and now I'm in construction as a project manager. As for hobbies, I love sports. I play soccer quite often and that's actually how [...]

Intro to Trail Running

Ever wonder how you can escape to find a wild place right outside your back door? Building Hope and BOEC invite attendees Ages 13-20 to come find out with our Intro to trail running clinic. We will break down the barriers to running, discuss how to fuel your body and [...]

Intro to Map & Compass

Building Hope and BOEC invite attendees Ages 13-20 to learn to navigate in the outdoors with just a map and compass. If you like to hike or learn a new skill this is the perfect opportunity! After a brief overview of how to read a topo map, and use a [...]

11th Annual Tee It Up Event Summary

The 11th Annual Tee It Up Golf Scramble was the most successful golf tournament to date, raising over $50K for BOEC’s Adaptive Programming, and selling out with 136 golfers on the course. Huge thanks to all our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and Keystone Staff. This year’s format was a bit different [...]

Fit for Fun

Join the BOEC for a low-key exercise class. It's a is a great option for those with chronic pain or low mobility. Each week we will try a variety of exercise types (Chair Exercise, Laughter Yoga, Rhythm and Dance). The class is for anyone who may benefit from doing exercise [...]

Donor Spotlight: Zach Dobrota

September’s donor spotlight is Zach Dobrota who gives in more ways than one to the BOEC. If we need golf advice, we turn to Zach, as he is the Copper Golf Pro and Zach was instrumental in donating a 2021 Copper Season Pass to the recent BOEC Tee It Up [...]

Donor Spotlight: Mario & Emilio

Each donor at BOEC has special connections to our programming in one way or another, and we love learning about every supporter’s story. What’s more, is that several donors work for companies that match, double and sometimes even triple their donations. Emilio participates in BOEC's Adaptive Ski [...]

BOEC Ropes Course Challenge: Ages 12-20

BOEC Ropes Course Challenge – Wednesday, November 4 3:00pm to 5:15pm for 12-20-year-olds (Limit 8) Come hang out in the trees and challenge yourself. After instruction from BOEC staff, you will go on our two-story multi-event ropes course located in the woods of BOEC’s 39-acre Wilderness Site overlooking Breckenridge. Participants [...]

Virtual Challenge By Choice

BOEC is partnering with BIA to offer FREE Virtual Groups specifically designed for adults living with brain injuries and any other past BIA participants and volunteers. Space may be limited in these classes so sign up today! Fill out a registration form and a BOEC/Move United Release of Risk and Liability. Our release [...]

Virtual Challenge By Choice

BOEC is partnering with BIA to offer FREE Virtual Groups specifically designed for adults living with brain injuries and any other past BIA participants and volunteers. Space may be limited in these classes so sign up today! Fill out a registration form and a BOEC/Move United Release of Risk and Liability. Our release [...]

Virtual Challenge By Choice

BOEC is partnering with BIA to offer FREE Virtual Groups specifically designed for adults living with brain injuries and any other past BIA participants and volunteers. Space may be limited in these classes so sign up today! Fill out a registration form and a BOEC/Move United Release of Risk and Liability. Our release [...]

Virtual Challenge By Choice

BOEC is partnering with BIA to offer FREE Virtual Groups specifically designed for adults living with brain injuries and any other past BIA participants and volunteers. Space may be limited in these classes so sign up today! Fill out a registration form and a BOEC/Move United Release of Risk and Liability. Our release [...]

Adaptive Chair Yoga

Join the BOEC and adaptive yoga instructor and long-time BOEC volunteer Jane Barber for a virtual adaptive chair yoga class. The class is for anyone who may benefit from doing yoga in a chair or seated position and will be held virtually using Zoom. The classes are free to sign [...]

Adaptive Chair Yoga

Join the BOEC and adaptive yoga instructor and long-time BOEC volunteer Jane Barber for a virtual adaptive chair yoga class. The class is for anyone who may benefit from doing yoga in a chair or seated position and will be held virtually using Zoom. The classes are free to sign [...]

Adaptive Chair Yoga

Join the BOEC and adaptive yoga instructor and long-time BOEC volunteer Jane Barber for a virtual adaptive chair yoga class. The class is for anyone who may benefit from doing yoga in a chair or seated position and will be held virtually using Zoom. The classes are free to sign [...]

Adaptive Chair Yoga

Join the BOEC and adaptive yoga instructor and long-time BOEC volunteer Jane Barber for a virtual adaptive chair yoga class. The class is for anyone who may benefit from doing yoga in a chair or seated position and will be held virtually using Zoom. The classes are free to sign [...]

Donor Spotlight: John Parke

John doing what he loves best Every day we are fortunate to get to know more about those donors that give to BOEC. Every single person who gives has their own story about why and each is equally meaningful. This month we’d like to introduce you to [...]

BOEC Supports Community Food Bank

As the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to disrupt all aspects of everyday life in Summit County and around the world, many individuals, businesses and organizations are taking the opportunity to give back to their communities in a variety of ways. In our neck of the woods, the [...]

Virtual Ladies First Friday

In honor of the persevering ladies that we are, Ladies First Friday continues virtually on May 1st! You're invited to learn more about the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC), a local nonprofit which expands the potential of all people, especially those with special needs and disabilities, through meaningful, educational, and inspiring outdoor [...]

Recycle Sports Gives Back to BOEC

In Summit County where there are quite a number of great ski and snowboard shops, Recycle Sports in Frisco sets itself apart as one of the only local consignment sports shops where you can find new and used gear. The owners of Recycle Sports, Steve and Janet Van Wieringen, [...]

Donor Spotlight: Nancy Fegley

Nancy Fegley Tell us About Yourself: I live in Breckenridge and Easton, PA. I grew up in Pennsylvania and attended college in PA. I have a degree in Medical Technology and an MBA. I had the opportunity to have a career in healthcare and many years in [...]

Cleft Camp South

Each year, the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado offers patients the opportunity to experience the mountains of Colorado at a camp designed specifically for them. Cleft Camp provides children the opportunity to spend quality time with others who share a similar diagnosis. The experience is designed [...]

Nonprofits, businesses join forces to bring back the Snow Sports Alliance program

Summit Daily News – Taylor Sienkiewicz (January 12, 2020) BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT — On Sunday, Jan. 12, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center hosted representatives from Alpine Bank, Mountain Mentors and The Summit Foundation for a day of skiing and riding at Breckenridge Ski Resort through the newly reinstated Snow Sports [...]

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center youth snowsports program returns after lack of funding

Summit Daily News - Antonio Olivero (January 3, 2020) The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center — a Breckenridge-based nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the potential of people with disabilities and special needs — announced Thursday that a sports program for local youths will take place this winter after a hiatus [...]

Veteran, public speaker and bestselling author Jason Redman takes adaptive ski lessons in Breckenridge

Summit Daily News - Taylor Sienkiewicz (January 2, 2020) Retired Navy SEAL Jason Redman traveled to Breckenridge with his family over the New Year’s holiday to work with an adaptive ski instructor at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. Redman was wounded in Iraq in 2007 after taking a machine [...]

Brain Injury Alliance Road Trip

Join the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) and Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado for 3 nights and 4 days cruising through the scenic Rocky Mountains. This trip includes exploration of Estes Park, camping, fishing and canoeing/kayaking at Lake Granby, a relaxing day at Hot Sulphur Springs and a hike of [...]

Wounded Heroes Family Mountain Adventure

The Wounded Heroes Family Mountain Adventure is designed for the family who prefers summertime in the mountains. This is a multi-day event which includes outdoor activities such as challenge/teamwork games, ropes courses, hiking, river rafting and rock climbing. This four-day program (excluding travel) for 5 Wounded Heroes and their families [...]

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Join the BOEC for a screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge on Friday and Saturday, February 24 & 25, 2023.  All proceeds from the event go to support BOEC’s programs for adaptive recreation and outdoor education. The Banff Mountain Film Festival [...]

Wounded Heroes Mountain Family Ski Week (WHMFSW)

Wounded Heroes Family Adventures invites military veterans and their families to join us in Breckenridge, CO for an all-expense-paid week of skiing and/or snowboarding! Includes airfare, transportation, lodging, meals, all ski/snowboard equipment, private instruction, and daily family enrichment sessions focused on improved communication, understanding, and support. Ski lessons are provided [...]

Outdoor Active Ski Retreat (OAR)

The Outdoor Active Ski Retreat is a five-day program designed for adults living with Parkinson’s Disease. Participants will enjoy skiing, adaptive yoga, stretching and movement exercises, and companionship. The program is based in Breckenridge, CO at our Scott Griffith Lodge. Included in the program is lodging, meals, ski instruction, equipment, [...]

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Generously hosted by Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Cantina in Breckenridge, the annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration is an evening of food and drink, live music, door prizes and an extensive silent auction, all to benefit BOEC. Enjoy the finest Mexican food in the county and mingle with a wonderful community [...]

Mono-Ski Camp

BOEC's Mono-Ski Camp is a 5-day program specific to mono-skiing. This camp focuses on athletes who are looking to learn and refine their skills in a faster-paced environment than a typical lesson. Based on athletes in attendance, racing techniques may be incorporated. This camp is open to all mono-skiers, but [...]

USABA Winter Ski Festival

Join the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and BOEC on the slopes of Breckenridge Ski Resort for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding. All skill levels are welcome - even those who have never tried either sport before! Deadline to apply is January 15, 2020. Who’s Eligible to [...]

Hartford Ski Spectacular

Hosted by Move United and Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado, Ski Spectacular presented by The Hartford is one of the nation’s largest winter sports festivals for people with disabilities, with more than 800 registered participants annually! The programs offered during this week-long event [...]

Outdoor Active Retreat (OAR)

During this 4-day, 3-night Outdoor Active Retreat (OAR), BOEC offers a unique outdoor experience for adults living with Parkinson’s Disease. This is a great opportunity to get outside, try new activities and meet other adults who are also living with Parkinson’s. Activities are customized for the specific group but may [...]

Brain Injury Alliance Creative Minds Retreat

Creative Minds is an exciting and unique program for adults with brain injuries that incorporates alternative approaches to enhancing physical and emotional health, such as hiking, dancing, cooking classes, yoga, music, poetry, journal writing, and exploring various artistic mediums. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own artistic interests and talents [...]

Tee It Up Golf Scramble

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) invites you to join us for a fun day of golf at the 13th Annual Tee It Up Golf Scramble, benefiting BOEC's adaptive outdoor programs. This year’s event is slated for Monday, August 22, 2022, at the Keystone Ranch Golf Course. Thank you to 2022 [...]

Adventures Within Summer Mountain Retreat

Overview The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC), in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain MS Center, brings you Adventures Within, specifically designed for adults living with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. This summer retreat provides unique physical outdoor experiences and features activities such as adaptive cycling, rafting, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, [...]

Challenge By Choice Adventure Retreat IV

The Challenge by Choice Adventure Retreat, run in partnership with the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, features six days of outdoor adventure for survivors of an injury to the brain. Come stay in our accessible lodge and enjoy activities such as accessible ropes course, hand cycling, white water rafting, canoeing, fishing, hiking, rock-climbing, [...]

Wheel Wild Adventures

Join the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) for 3 nights and 4 days of adaptive rock climbing, ropes course challenges, and cycling under the sunny skies of Breckenridge, CO. This course is specially designed for those individuals who are living with spinal cord injuries and activities are adapted to the [...]

BOEC hosts Cleft Camp

The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center hosted its annual Cleft Camp this week, partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado Springs for the first time. The three-day camp that ended Friday provides the hospital’s 10- to 18-year-old cleft clinic patients with the chance to take part in the center’s outdoors programming, including [...]

Camp Little Tree

Camp Little Tree, a program of Children’s Hospital Colorado and hosted by the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, is a special camp for children 8 to 12 years of age with sensory integration (SI) impairments, as well as learning and/or attention deficits. Children who experience sensory integration dysfunction (SID) have many [...]

Challenge By Choice Adventure Retreat III

The Challenge by Choice Adventure Retreat, run in partnership with the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, features six days of outdoor adventure for survivors of an injury to the brain. Come stay in our accessible lodge and enjoy activities such as accessible ropes course, hand cycling, white water rafting, canoeing, fishing, hiking, rock-climbing, [...]

CamPossible

Download CamPossible Flyer. Overview CamPossible is an overnight camp for kids with cerebral palsy (CP) ages 8-12. This 3-day camp is designed to meet the unique needs of these children and will adapt activities to foster success and a sense of achievement while camping with peers in a [...]

Wilderness Camp

Location: Ruby & Horse Thief Canyons, Colorado River Dates: July 5-9, Times: Arrive Day 1, 9:00 AM, Depart: 1:30 PM Ages: 16-22 Fee: $950.00, Scholarships Available About: Wilderness Camp is a five-day overnight camp for young adults with developmental and learning disabilities. Through outdoor activities designed around established experiential education [...]

Heroic San Juan River Trip

BOEC and the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program bring you the Heroic San Juan River Trip for military veterans who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, or other debilitating injury, in the service of their country and their family members. The program is designed to accommodate veterans who have sustained a [...]

Camp Little Tree

Download Camp Little Tree Flyer. Overview Camp Little Tree, a program of Children’s Hospital Colorado and hosted by the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC), is a special camp for children 9 to 11 years of age with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities and sensory integration (SI) impairments. The program [...]

Camp Big Tree

Location: Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Old Cabin/Camping Dates: June 19-23 Times: Drop Off: 1:30 PM, Depart: Noon Ages: 12-16 Fee: $900, Scholarships Available About: Camp Big Tree is a five-day program for youth with sensory integration disorders, autism, learning disabilities and/or attention deficits. Through a variety of outdoor activities such [...]

Challenge By Choice Adventure Retreat I

The Challenge by Choice Adventure Retreat, run in partnership with the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, features six days of outdoor adventure for survivors of an injury to the brain. Come stay in our accessible lodge and enjoy activities such as accessible ropes course, hand cycling, wall climbing, canoeing, fishing, [...]

Military Ski & Snowboard Camp

Hosted by Keystone Adaptive Center (KAC) and Adaptive Adventures, the Military Ski & Ride Camp is for wounded military service members. This camp features three days of quality adaptive ski and snowboard lessons at the world-class Keystone Ski Resort and is a fun way to get on the snow with [...]

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Join the BOEC for a screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge on Friday and Saturday, February 24 & 25, 2023.  All proceeds from the event go to support BOEC’s programs for adaptive recreation and outdoor education. The Banff Mountain Film Festival [...]

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