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 40 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.


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BOEC in the News

New Executive Director Hired at BOEC »

BOEC is pleased to announce that Sonya Norris (Colorado Springs, Colorado) has been hired as its new Executive Director. Sonya brings a wealth of expertise and skills to this role, with over fifteen years of experience in adaptive sport, community programs, fundraising and development. Her resume includes ten years with the U.S. Olympic Committee serving as […]

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Semper Fi at Keystone Adaptive Center »

Antonio Olivero, Summit Daily News, 1/12/2018 U.S. Marine Corps veteran and U.S. para athlete Peter Park makes turns on his monoski at Keystone Resort this week as part of the Semper Fi Fund ski and snowboard clinic for veterans, put on in conjunction with the Keystone Adaptive Center. (All photos by Brian McPherson / Special […]

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Executive Director, Bruce Fitch, Announces Retirement »

Dear BOEC Community, After eleven great years at BOEC, I have decided to retire at the end of 2017. I informed the Board of my transition months ago and they will embark on a search to find a replacement, with the hope that a new Director will start at the beginning of 2018. That being […]

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