Customized Courses for Groups

Ropes CourseThe BOEC customizes programs for agencies, centers and many types of groups, designed to meet specific needs, abilities and goals. Many of the programs are for disabilities and special needs, some are for all ability groups and schools.  Any and all of our activities and venues can be utilized, along with the expertise of our staff who bring  extensive experience and a great deal of compassion and care for students of all abilities.

Call us to start the process. Our staff is seasoned in course planning and in helping you figure out the best course design that will meet the needs and expectations of your group.

Some of our Recent Clients

Programs for disabilities and special needs:
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Center for Comprehensive Services, Center for People With Disabilities, Craig Hospital, Denver Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Society, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Colorado Department of Education, Challenge Foundation, Horizons Academy, Rochester School for the Deaf.

All ability programs for schools and youth agencies:
Summit County Public Schools, Vail Mountain School, Denver Public Schools, Montclair International School, Basalt Middle School, Presbyterian School of Houston, Prescott College.

Youth-at-risk programs:
Summit County Youth and Family Services, Colorado 18th Judicial District, Hampton Academy.

References are available upon request.

Course Model Examples

American Cancer Society-Cancer Siblings Course
Location: Scott Griffith Lodge-BOEC
Duration: 3 Days

Participants are all children (ages 12-17) who are siblings of children with cancer. Participant’s goal are to have fun and build a network with each other – in other words, to make connections with other kids who were siblings of cancer patients. Activities include skiing, snowboarding and winter camping.

Summit Outdoor Adventure Program
Location: Green River, Labyrinth Canyon, Utah
Duration: 14 Days

This Summit Outdoor Adventure Program (SOAP) is a two-week long, adventure-based intervention program for at-risk youth designed for Summit County Youth and Family Services. Course goals are to teach the students independence, teamwork, outdoor skills, a good work ethic and positive communication techniques, and to complete community service hours. Activities include expedition canoeing, hiking, rappelling, camping and three days of service work at a local ranch. Both all girls and all boys courses are offered.

The Brain Injury Association of Colorado
Location: BOEC Scott Griffith Lodge
Duration: 7 Days

As a result of brain injuries, participants have varying degrees of physical and mental ability. Challenge by choice and achieving personal goals are prominent elements of this course. Activities include the climbing wall, ropes course, whitewater rafting, adaptive cycling, and a fun Mardi Gras party. Unique to this program is that each participant has a “buddy” for personal support. Participants interact in groups as well as in one-on-one situations.

Camp Little Tree-The Children’s Hospital
Location: BOEC Old Cabin
Duration: 6 Days

The participants are children, 8 to 12 years old. They all have varying degrees of cognition, Attention Deficit Disorder, Sensory Integrative Disorder, autism, etc. The course goals are to promote opportunities for personal growth, make friends, increase independence and self-confidence, as well as to learn ways to be calm, organized and focused. Rock climbing, ropes course and canoeing on Lake Dillon are the primary physical activities. Special themes are integrated into the camp: The Elements (fire, water, air, earth) and the Three R’s (respect–for self, others, and the environment).


See Customized Program Rates for information on the cost of a program.


Open Enrollment Camps and Trips
If you are seeking a camp or retreat for individual sign-up, please visit our open enrollment camps page.  Rates vary by camp.

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