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Camp Zenith, a program of Children’s Hospital Colorado and hosted by Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC), is a 4-day, 3-night overnight camp for children ages 8-18 years who have sustained brain injuries at some point in their development. BOEC staff organizes the daily camp structure and activities with support from the staff from the Rehabilitation Department at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Together, all staff members work together to provide the needed structure and stability for guaranteed fun and success of all campers! Values of acceptance, honesty, self-esteem and teamwork are encouraged throughout all camp experiences. Campers are guided in setting their own goals and achieving them to the best of their abilities.

BOEC wilderness educators take the lead in planning the menu, setting up gear and equipment, and facilitating the ropes course, canoeing, hiking, climbing, and all activities while the participants are at camp. Staff from Children’s Hospital Colorado support the campers by helping children as needed to promote fun and adventure in the outdoors! Campers will be involved in a variety of activities throughout the week, which may include; hiking, team/friendship building exercises, canoeing, fishing, climbing, and much more!

As in the prior years, Camp Zenith has become an opportunity for many children with brain injuries to try new things in a safe environment, meet new friends and excel at activities they would not otherwise be exposed to secondary to their physical, cognitive, or social demands. Overall, the camp is a FUN experience and a week that children and staff look forward to each year. We strive to provide enough activity to engage the children all day long, while also supporting their need for quiet time or naps depending on each child’s needs.

Eligible Participants

The Camp Zenith summer program is intended for children 8 to 18 years of age who have sustained injuries to the brain. As much as possible, campers are grouped with abilities and camp experience in mind.

Campers should be able to tolerate the social stimulation that comes with active involvement in group living and activities during their stay at camp. Behavior that repeatedly disrupts the group process or puts the camper or others in the group at risk cannot be tolerated.

Additionally, campers must be ambulatory and able to manage bladder and bowels with minimum assistance.


Families are responsible for transportation to and from Denver and the Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.

Application Process

Please visit https://redcap.childrenscolorado.org/surveys/?s=JKWDYE8AFN to fill out the online application as well as any attachments required in the application. Applications are due by June 10, 2022. 

All applicants will be screened for appropriateness and must meet all of the requirements for involvement. Priority will be given to applications that are 100% completed and on a first come basis.

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