Welcome To The BOEC
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) has been providing life-changing outdoor learning experiences for individuals of all abilities, with a focus on those with disabilities and special needs, since 1976. As one of the oldest four-season adaptive outdoor educational organizations in North America, BOEC provides a sense of freedom and accomplishment to those who are routinely excluded from these activities. Whether skiing or snowboarding in the Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Program, paddling the West's great rivers, or mastering the high ropes course as part of BOEC's Wilderness Program, BOEC inspires people of all abilities to discover new places, learn new skills, and rekindle their spirit in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
The mission of the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center is to expand the potential of people with disabilities and special needs through meaningful, educational and inspiring outdoor experiences.
While 2022 was another challenging year, we were committed to re-building our winter and summer programs and welcoming back the many longtime partners and participants who we have served over so many years. We remain focused on returning to a full slate of programming during 2023 and we are grateful to our generous donors and funders who have helped us sustain our mission through the challenges and impacts of the pandemic.
"I just had one of the greatest weeks of my life! From jumping off cliffs into freezing river water to simply just sitting and talking underneath the stars, everything was just so beautiful. It's funny how quickly someone's opinions can change. I went into this week wishing it would just end already, and I'm coming out of it with a mustache, an empty chocolate milk bottle, wet socks and shoes, a smile spread across my face, and wishing this week would never end." - Gwyn
"I hope I can explain and find the right words to tell you all how full my heart is this weekend. My new brain & life is full of changes and fears, and I was so scared to do something so different. You ALL were immediately accommodating, gracious & kind! Coming to Creative Minds camp helped me so much! Griffith Lodge and camp is magical, peaceful & life changing! Thank you to each of you for our special talks and support. I will never forget each of you and this weekend! Thank you Brain Injury Alliance and BOEC for gifting me with a scholarship to have the chance to personally see and enjoy the grace the BOEC staff has." - Tamara
"The BOEC is a magical place. SO many amazing things happen here that changes peoples lives. You will experience unmatched amounts of determination, inspiration, encouragement, support and personality." - Erin