Your Safety Continues To Be Our First Priority

We have worked closely with healthcare professionals, industry leaders, participants, staff and others in order to develop the protocols and policies needed to offer our constituents safe access to adaptive programming. The spring and summer of 2020 was a challenging time for all and we are proud to share that when BOEC programs were cancelled due to COVID-19, BOEC’s team rebounded by Recreating Our Recreation. We launched a series of creative and engaging virtual programs including yoga and fitness classes, we created BOEC Educational Shorts on a variety of topics and finally we re-opened for limited in-person programs serving just over 400 participants in a variety of safe, socially distanced, outdoor activities.

With the end of winter we have now moved on to summer program planning with the goal of offering day programs for local teens and eventually overnight and remote programs for those we didn’t get to see last summer. The development of safety protocols and procedures will be our guide for a safe summer of outdoor activities.

Some things you can expect to see this summer include:

  • Daily Health Screenings
  • Face Coverings Required
  • Socially Distant Instructing
  • An Evolving Policy

Please refer to the BOEC COVID Operations Manual for additional information.

Wilderness Program Offerings

This summer BOEC will be offering in person programs for local youth as well as overnight and remote programs for those with disabilities and special needs. We are committed to ensuring that everyone’s safety is a top priority this summer.

Upcoming Programs For Local Youth

BOEC Climbing Camp

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - June 18 @ 5:00 pm

Paddle Fest Week

June 21 @ 8:30 am - June 25 @ 4:00 pm

Paddle/Climbing Week

June 28 @ 8:30 am - July 2 @ 4:00 pm

The HYPE Youth Adventures

The HYPE is a new Building Hope youth connection program providing free activities and events for Summit youth ages 14-20 to combat the issue of social isolation. BOEC has partnered with Building Hope and The HYPE program to offer free, fun events while delivering connection and an opportunity to gain self confidence and a stronger sense of self. The following are the scheduled activities:

Upcoming the HYPE Youth Adventures

9News story on BOEC’s collaboration with the Summit County Teen Center:

Virtual Programs

Recreating OUR Recreation logo

BOEC is recreating the way we spend time together through our NEW virtual program series; Recreating our Recreation, with the following activities:

MINDFUL MAKING

Mindful MakingWith Mindful Making, each week we come together and incorporate a unique creative art meant to inspire both the body and the mind.  Class topics will span from culinary arts, music and singing, mindfulness and breathing, to various art projects. Classes are open to anyone who wants to join.  All abilities are welcome.  Each week you can expect to receive an email reminding you of the details for the following weeks class including any recommended supplies to have on hand.

If you are new to BOEC online classes, please review our VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING STATEMENT and fill out our registration link.  The virtual statement and our registration link can be found below.  If you already registered for a previous online class, just send an email to [email protected] confirming that you would like to be included in our weekly classes.

Classes are free of charge and are led by BOEC staff and volunteers.  If you have a particular creative skill you want to teach, please send us an email including that as well.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING STATEMENT

The virtual programming content, information and videos offered by Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) are made available for informational purposes, please USE THIS INFORMATION AT YOUR OWN RISK. BOEC is not liable for injury resulting from virtual content and programming. You are responsible for your own safety and we care about you.

We may suggest physical activity or gentle movement as part of a virtual programming session. All activities are voluntary. If you have concerns, experience pain or other symptoms as a result of participation, please stop immediately and consider contacting your physician prior to continued participation.

By joining or otherwise participating in our virtual programming, you are indicating that you have read, understand, and assume the risks and agreements of engaging in BOEC programs via remote platforms such as Zoom.

Register For Mindful Making

BOEC EDUCATIONAL SHORTS

Look for new Educational Short Videos on our Facebook, Instagram, and/or YouTube pages. You can also check out these short videos below!

Cubic Feet Per Second

Pack Your Backpack

Drink Water

Leave No Trace

The Yachtsman Coil

Helmets

Wildflowers

Wildflowers Pt. 2

Moose Encounters

Wildflowers Pt. 3

VIRTUAL ADAPTIVE CHAIR YOGA

Join the BOEC and adaptive yoga instructor and long-time BOEC volunteer Jane Barber for a virtual adaptive chair yoga class. These classes are 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 up and simply require registration at least 24 hours before the class begins. There are ten spots available per class, so sign up fast by visiting your preferred class below and clicking on the link.

Adaptive Ski & Ride Program Updates

The ski & ride season is here and we are looking for another great winter.  We are continually in close contact with Vail Resorts to monitor what our season looks like given the necessary precautions we must all take due to COVID-19.  The safety of all those involved in our program is of course our top priority, and we appreciate your patience as we navigate how best to offer our services in a safe and effective manner.

You can request a participant application or update your existing application by using the button below.  Once this is complete, we will send you a link to access the application.  Upon submission, we will be in touch with you about potentially scheduling one or more lessons for the season.

For a full list of our policies and procedures related to Covid, see our “policies and procedures” section below.

Request a Participant Application

COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

We are committed to operating all facilities and programs in a manner that provides a safe place for BOEC participants, staff and volunteers.  The BOEC Summer and Winter Operations Manuals provide revised policies and procedures intended to mitigate risk and reduce potential exposures to and spread of COVID-19 during BOEC programming.  This information presented is consistent with the health and safety recommendations by the CDC as well as the State of Colorado and Summit County Health Departments. BOEC’s policies and procedures meet or exceed guidelines set forth by these three agencies and will be reviewed and updated as needed.  Staff and volunteers will be trained on all new policies as they evolve.

We hope that you will review both the BOEC Summer and Winter Operations Manuals linked below and reach out to us with any questions you may have at [email protected]. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones back to BOEC this year.

To find out ways you can support BOEC, visit our support page or reach out to Development Manager Hallie Jaeger for information related to giving at [email protected] or 970-453-6422.

Upcoming Events

BOEC Climbing Camp

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - June 18 @ 5:00 pm

Paddle Fest Week

June 21 @ 8:30 am - June 25 @ 4:00 pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Paddle/Climbing Week

June 28 @ 8:30 am - July 2 @ 4:00 pm

Camp Big Tree

July 5 @ 1:30 pm - July 9 @ 12:00 pm

Wilderness Camp

July 18 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 1:30 pm

Camp Big Tree

July 26 @ 1:30 pm - July 30 @ 12:00 pm

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