We are so excited to host the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center as our non-profit partner for our first film of the summer! Join us on Friday, June 28th at 6pm for a fun night of film, giveaways and beer! Get your tickets here!
We are so excited about the mission of BOEC – read more to get to know this awesome organization!
What is BOEC?
The mission of BOEC is to expand the potential of people with disabilities and special needs through meaningful, educational and inspiring outdoor experiences. For 43 years, BOEC has been changing lives in this manner by showing people that they have the power within themselves to change their own lives. BOEC is a 501©3, non-profit, educational organization that is funded both through fees for service and through the generous support of many foundations, corporations, government and many, many individuals. We strive to keep our fees as low as possible and also raise scholarship monies to further help those in need.
What programs do you offer?
BOEC offers an Adaptive Ski and Ride School at Breckenridge, Keystone (Keystone Adaptive Center – a program of BOEC) and Copper Mountain Ski Resorts, Wilderness Programs (on-site as well as mobile courses), Professional Team Building Retreats, and a unique Internship Program. Situated on 39-acres above Breckenridge, CO, BOEC features a residential lodge, climbing wall, high ropes course, team initiatives, rafts, canoes, sea kayaks, teepees, as well as programs at many locales in the mountains and on the rivers of the Colorado Rockies and the Desert Southwest.
Examples of winter program activities include, adaptive alpine skiing & snowboarding, adaptive Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping, teambuilding and leadership development initiatives, group games and initiatives, high ropes challenge course, orienteering, map and compass, and natural history. All on-mountain adaptive lessons include one-on-one instruction, any/all equipment needed, and a lift ticket for the student. Full and half day lessons are available.
The summer program includes programs for adults and youth, including those with brain injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injuries, Developmental/Other Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorders, and Autism. These camps and retreats head out on river canoeing and rafting trips, rock climbing, cycling, fishing, hiking etc.
Who does BOEC serve?
BOEC serves a wide range of participants, mostly those with disabilities or special needs (teambuilding is the exception).
The Heroic Military Family Program is unique in that it is designed for men and women who serve our country, have been injured in the line of duty and are now faced with the challenge of accepting and living with a disability. Many of the program offerings welcome family members to participate as they are deeply affected by the tragedy and are a critical part of the healing process.
How can people get involved?
Anyone interested in getting involved can visit our website at https://www.boec.org, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling us at 970-453-6422 / 800-383-2632 (BOEC). Interest forms can generally be filled out online.