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. 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.
BOEC in the News
By the numbers: $76,362 in ski scholarships extended to Ski Program participants 19,627 hours donated by 325 volunteers 9,258 program days 112 veterans served 955 students took ski/snowboard lessons 32 percent of students received scholarships 60 percent participants from Colorado 81 percent of funds go to program services 12 percent of funds go to administrative […]Read More
Breckenridge Brewery is proud to support BOEC by donating $1 from every tour reservation fee from July through December! The production brewery in Littleton offers public tours Thursday through Monday. The $3 tour reservation fee (of which $1 is donated) includes 5 tastings, an informative tour of Colorado’s 3rd oldest craft brewery, and memorable camaraderie! Those not […]Read More
Summer Match Madness Starting July 8 through July 31 your donations can go twice as far! This means that Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate will match all donations, dollar for dollar, to local Summit County charities up to a total of $15,000! To have your donation to BOEC matched, visit SSFfoundationsummit.org and GIVE starting July […]Read More