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 35 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 in the News

Breckebeiner Nordic ski and snowshoe event benefits Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center »

It’s not every day that a pack of people dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles zoom around the trails at the Breckenridge Nordic Center. But if there is any day to expect that kind of thing, it’s the annual Breckebeiner ski-a-thon. This will be the 13th year of the event, officially titled the Breckebeiner 60K […]

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The Daytons make Nordic skiing a family affair for Summit County »

Attempting a family portrait of the Daytons is a task that requires balance, timing and luck. When it comes to the Breckenridge and Frisco Nordic centers — operated by Gene and Therese Dayton — every family member has a job. When any of the Daytons walk through the doorway of either lodge, they are immediately […]

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Hartford Ski Spectacular–27th Year of Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding »

SUMMIT DAILY NEWS–Jeff Inouye has been involved in 17 of the last 26 years of The Hartford Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge, which runs this week. As the adaptive ski program assistant director for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center — a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with disabilities and special needs — Inouye matches participants with […]

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