Heroic Military Program
The Heroic Military Program is designed for men and women who serve our country, have been injured in the line of duty and are now faced with the challenge of accepting and living with a disability. Many of the program offerings welcome family members to participate, as they are also deeply affected by the tragedy and are a critical part of the healing process.
We are proud to offer this program at low or no cost to active military members and veterans from all over the United States. The program consists of a number of mountain retreats, river trips, trainings and camps that feature exhilarating adventure activities, the highest quality instruction and equipment, and some of the most beautiful and exciting venues in the Rocky Mountain West.
All of BOEC’s Heroic Military Program offerings feature state of the art adaptive ski/ride and/or wilderness recreation activities. Both the experienced and those totally inexperienced are welcome to apply. Due to generous support from our sponsors, all or most costs are covered—lodging, meals, equipment, lift tickets, private instruction, some travel—depending on the offering. However, we have limited funds—so apply early!
BOEC also specializes in creating customized programs for military groups. Past groups include EOD Warrior Foundation, Denver Veterans Administration and Not Forgotten Association. If you have an interested group, give us a call.
“We all here here for each other. There are a lot of people who have the same injuries as me, so we can support each other. We keep our hopes up. We tell each other never to give up . . . There’s a lot of support out there, but it’s most important to not give up on yourself.”
—Airman 1st Class Kevin Krogh, Ski/Ride Camp at SnoFest
“All of us have been really impressed with how we’ve been welcomed, and that’s what’s important for the country: the actions we do to take care of each other.”
–Dan and Torrey Shannon and their three sons, Wounded Heroes Family Ski Week
Visit http://vimeo.com/39869635 to view one of many Heroic Military experiences at the BOEC!
The BOEC would like to thank our generous sponsors for enabling these events to take place:
US Department of Veterans Affairs, Dicola Family Foundation, Safeway Foundation, Breckenridge Grand Vacations/BGV Gives, Christopher McShea Family, Disabled Sports USA, Drabant Family Foundation, Roger and Jill Kurtz, Vail Resorts, Town of Breckenridge, Wounded Heroes Family Adventures and Scotty McFadden Foundation.