After two years of abbreviated programming, over 75 camps and retreats to be offered.
After two years of abbreviated summer programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) is excited to announce a return to a full slate of activities that includes over 75 camps and retreats that run through early September. While most of the programs cater to providing meaningful, educational, and inspiring outdoor experiences to those with disabilities and special needs for people from across the country, BOEC looks to also collaborate with local organizations to provide experiences for youth that are challenged with risk factors in their lives and are looking to gain self-confidence and a stronger sense of self. The summer lineup began with BreckWild, a program for fourth-year medical students, on April 11th and ends with Wheel Wild Adventures, a camp that allows people with spinal cord injuries to cycle, rock climb, and hit the ropes course, on September 15th.
BOEC’s Summer Wilderness Program features camps and retreats for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities who want to enjoy the experience of rafting, rock climbing, hiking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, standup paddleboarding (SUP), camping, an accessible high ropes course, and much more! As a national leader in adaptive outdoor adventure, BOEC’s programs take place on our 39-acre campus in Breckenridge as well as provide an opportunity to explore the amazing sights and sounds of the western United States. Programs are divided into three categories; camps & retreats for individuals, custom group programs, and programs for our nation’s veterans and their families.
Programs for individuals are designed for specific needs, ages, and ability levels and are available for individual sign-up. In contrast, group programs are customized for third-party agencies and centers that cater to a variety of disabilities and special needs. BOEC staff – in conjunction with the third party – plans and designs the best possible multi-day, overnight adaptive recreation camps designed to meet the needs and expectations of the group. BOEC’s Heroic Military Program is designed to bring families together and help America’s veterans with their recovery and healing process and includes a number of mountain retreats, river trips, and training and camps that feature exhilarating adventure activities, the highest quality instruction and equipment, and access to some of the most beautiful and exciting venues in the Rocky Mountain West.
For a list of this summer’s offerings or for more information on any of BOEC’s summer programs, please visit https://boec.org/calendar/.
BOEC is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting people of all abilities outdoors. We rely on the generosity of our many donors, partners, and supporters to help us keep our rates low, ensuring that there is no barrier to participation for any participant.
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