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Wheel Wild Adventures

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Wheel Wild Adventures for those living with spinal cord injuriesJoin the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) for 3 nights and 4 days of adaptive rock climbing, ropes course challenges, and cycling under the sunny skies of Breckenridge, CO. This course is specially designed for those individuals who are living with spinal cord injuries and activities are adapted to the ability of each participant.

All instruction, meals, and trip gear are provided by the BOEC. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to Colorado, but all transportation within the course will be provided by the BOEC. Transportation to/from Denver may be available for an additional cost.

This course is specifically for those ages 16 and up.

Cost: $700 per participant, $350 per family member, friend, and/or companion.

Questions? Please call 970-453-6422, or email Claire@boec.org.

Download PDF flyer.

 

Blood Road Film Screening

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Blood Road Film ScreeningWilderness Sports’ summer film series kicks off with Blood Road – the story of Rebecca Rusch’s 1200-mile mountain bike journey on the Ho Chi Minh trail.

About this Event

Join us for a great night of film with all ticket & beverage sales benefiting the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center!

The generous ladies from Everything Colorado will be providing free gelato – first come first serve! And, Breckenridge Brewery will be providing the beer!

Doors open at 6, with the film starting at 6:30.

Purchase tickets for $10 by clicking HERE!

I’ve Gained Compassion & Empathy Enough to Outweigh Other Losses

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Rafting the Colorado River is part of BOEC's Challenge by Choice Adventure Retreat for survivors of an injury to the brain.
White water rafting is part of the Challenge by Choice Adventure Retreats

The following is from a letter written to BOEC program staff from a course participant after the Challenge by Choice Adventure Retreat, June 9-14, 2019, for survivors of an injury to the brain:

“Dear BOEC,

Thank you for the scholarship. I could not have attended camp without it.

This week I did so many things. We went rafting, cycling, and to a ropes course as our major events. Kayaking was especially fun and surprisingly relaxing. I can’t remember ever being more calm.

Everything about this camp was outside my comfort zone. I admit I was stressed out a lot. I definitely felt exhilaration from some of the activities, and pride from overcoming some of my fears; however, I think the hardest parts of camp for me were between events. I helped cook and nothing went wrong (or caught on fire). I helped set the table. I did dishes. I was useful. I don’t know how to explain how amazing that is.

I was asked if I had discovered any strengths this week. I certainly got along with everyone much better than I had expected. Perhaps I’ve gained compassion and empathy enough to outweigh other losses. Frankly, I was shocked at how easy it has been to accept, forgive, and have patience with fellow campers. This gives me hope that I can find a similar community at home, which is something I had give up on.”

If you or someone you know and love is interested in having an experience of a lifetime such as this, sign up for BOEC’s next two brain injury retreats; the Challenge by Choice Adventure Retreat II (July 7-12) and Challenge by Choice Adventure Retreat III (July 28 – August 2).

BIA course participant letter

Grand Opening Celebration & Open House

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

BOEC Grand Opening Celebration & Open HouseAfter a 3-year, $2 million capital campaign comes to a close, Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) looks to show off its new digs with a Grand Opening Celebration and Open House on Saturday, June 15th from 1 pm to 4 pm at 524 Wellington Road in Breckenridge. The core project of the campaign was a complete remodel and update of the administrative and logistics center, including critically-needed seasonal staff housing, upgraded administrative offices, and improved warehousing for outdoor adaptive equipment.

From 1 pm to 4 pm, all guests will have the chance to tour the new facility, learn more about BOEC, and take part in a celebratory toast at the 3 p.m. unveiling of the donor wall recognizing those that made all this possible. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

BOEC is one of the oldest four-season adaptive outdoor educational organizations in North America. Established in 1976, BOEC is a leader in innovative outdoor education curriculum, serving people with an amazing diversity of abilities and special needs. And to further this mission and sustain BOEC as a pre-eminent provider of adaptive outdoor education, these upgrades addressed the demand for increased program capacity and efficiency.

With the help from over 200 generous donors and local partners, The Securing the Future Capital Campaign was the largest in the history of BOEC, and the non-profit is incredibly grateful to all of those who contributed so generously to the completion of this project.

RSVP to Hallie Jaeger at hallie@boec.org before all the champagne glasses are taken.

BOEC to Celebrate Completion of Headquarters & Logistics Center at Grand Opening Celebration & Open House

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The newly remodeled BOEC Headquarters & Logistics Center

Breckenridge, Colo., June 10, 2019 – After a 3-year, $2 million capital campaign comes to a close, Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) looks to show off its new digs with a Grand Opening Celebration and Open House on Saturday, June 15th from 1 pm to 4 pm at 524 Wellington Road in Breckenridge. The core project of the campaign was a complete remodel and update of the administrative and logistics center, including critically-needed seasonal staff housing, upgraded administrative offices, and improved warehousing for outdoor adaptive equipment.

From 1 pm to 4 pm, all guests will have the chance to tour the new facility, learn more about BOEC, and take part in a celebratory toast at the 3 p.m. unveiling of the donor wall recognizing those that made all this possible. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Established in 1976, BOEC is one of the oldest four-season adaptive outdoor educational organizations in North America and is a leader in innovative outdoor education curriculum, serving people with diverse abilities and special needs. Upgrades to BOEC HQ and Logistics center completed during this project will allow BOEC to meet the growing demand for increased program capacity.

“I am overwhelmed at the resources our community donated to the Campaign for the reconstruction of the Wellington headquarters, including Town of Breckenridge, Rockridge Building Company, Custom Mountain Architects, Columbine Hills Concrete and so many others,” said Tim Casey, BOEC Chairman of the Board (2010-2018). “It is our generous and committed donors who make what the BOEC does possible year after year and I am grateful to all of those who help the BOEC to continue to touch so many lives through our winter and summer programs.”

RSVP to Hallie Jaeger at hallie@boec.org today before all the champagne glasses are taken.

Breckebeiner 50K Nordic Ski-a-thon

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

17th Annual Breckebeiner Nordic Ski-a-thon

 

The Breckebeiner is made possible through the generosity of Gene and Therese Dayton and the staff of the Breckenridge Nordic Center. All proceeds raised from the Breckebeiner benefit Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Scholarship Fund. For over 42 years, BOEC has been providing life-changing outdoor activities for a diverse population of people with mental and physical disabilities, serious illnesses, injured veterans, youth at risk and other special needs. For more information or to get involved call 970-453-6422.

 

SCHEDULE

  • 7:30am to 11am – Registration Ski/Snowshoe
  • 8:00am to 12:30pm – Course open for skiing, snowshoeing and kid’s treasure hunt
  • 11am to 12:30pm – Live music from the Pine Beatles
  • 12:00pm to 2:00pm – BBQ lunch is served (If not a Breckebeiner participant, lunch is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under)
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Contests & Top Fundraiser Prizes donated by EpicPromise, BNC, Swix Sport USA, Salomon Sports, Marmot, Black Diamond, and Fischer Skis US

LUNCH MENU (12-2pm) : Included in participant registration. Non-participants can purchase lunch for $15 (adults) and $10 (children 12 & under)

  • Bratwurst and Kraut
  • Pulled Pork
  • Veggie Brats
  • Vegetarian Pasta or Potato Salad
  • Veggie Baked Beans
  • Bagged Chips
  • Cookies & Brownies
  • Canned Soda

DISCOUNTED SKI RENTALS

  • $18 – Classic Waxless and Snowshoe Gear
  • $23 – High Performance Skate or Waxable Classic Gear

Become a Sponsor for Breckebeiner — Call or email Barry Rubenstein at 970-453-6422


Thank You to the 2019 Event Sponsors!

BGV
Town of Breckenridge
Breckenridge Nordic Center
BGV Gives
EpicPromise
Slifer, Smith & Frampton

Alpine Bank

 

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