BOEC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1976 in Breckenridge, CO whose mission is to expand the potential of people with disabilities and special needs through meaningful, educational, and inspiring outdoor experiences. BOEC offers custom-designed, high-quality outdoor recreational opportunities led by well-trained professional staff and supported by over 300 volunteers. People from all over the U.S. and internationally come to participate in BOEC’s Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Program, Wilderness Program, and Internship Program. We serve over 2,500 participants each year of all ability levels including adults and children with physical and cognitive disabilities, sensory differences, veterans and their families, and other historically disadvantaged populations.
As one of the oldest four-season adaptive outdoor educational organizations in North America, BOEC provides a sense of freedom and accomplishment to those who are routinely excluded from these activities. Our offerings include adaptive ski and snowboard programs at Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain Ski Resorts, and summer Wilderness programs on local rivers, lakes, bike paths and our very own adaptive ropes course. The BOEC Internship Program offers semester long training programs in both winter and summer and BOEC Heroic Military Programs offer programs uniquely designed for those who have been injured while serving our country.