Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

The Adaptive Edge.  Since 1976.

Extraordinary things happen at Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC). A man with quadriplegia finds the courage and patience to take on the high ropes course, a woman who is blind feels the thrill of carving down some fresh powder, a group of teenage boys learn what it means to work hard as they set fence ties on a desert farm in Utah – these are mere glimpses of what happens at BOEC. For more than 39 years, BOEC has been changing lives, or more accurately, showing people that they have the power within themselves to change their own lives.

The mission of Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center is to expand the potential of people of all abilities through meaningful, educational, and inspiring outdoor experiences, with a specialized focus on serving those with different abilities and special needs. BOEC offers an Adaptive Ski and Ride School, Wilderness Programs (on-site as well as mobile courses), Professional Team-building Retreats, and a unique Internship Program. Situated on 39 acres above Breckenridge, Colorado, 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.

At BOEC, we provide the necessary ingredients for a successful experience in the wilderness, on the ski slopes or in one of our many outdoor classrooms. Take a look at our Programs and call us to sign up or to discuss your goals. We will design a program for your group or enroll you in one of our open enrollment courses or youth camps.  Call (970) 453-6422 or (800) 383-2632.

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center is a 501©3, non-profit, educational organization. We are 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. See our Donations page to see how you can help.


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BOEC Receives Major Support from Marmot Mountain LLC »

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC), is pleased to announce that it has received a large donation of quality outdoor clothing and gear from renowned outdoor products manufacturer Marmot Mountain LLC.

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Eight families participated in the Wounded Warriors Family Mountain Experience Program Sept. 12-17. The families took part in team building activities, canoeing and a ropes course on the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center campus before dinner at Carter Park. The program also included camping and rafting on the Colorado River. In 2008, Bob and Bonnie Miller […]

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Congressman Polis to visit BOEC »

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) will visit Breckenridge on Wednesday, Aug. 5, starting with a tour of the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.

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