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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
  • Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Various Recreational Activities
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 12 to 16

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) is a national leader in experiential education serving all people, while ensuring that the outdoors is accessible to those with special needs. The BOEC was established to provide outdoor experiences for people with disabilities and to train the instructors who work with special populations. Ultimately, the BOEC strives to accomodate people with disabilities while being inclusive and representative of a mainstream philosophy.

Camp Big Tree was modeled after thier Children's Hospital Program, Camp Little Tree, this course is designed for boys and girls, 12-16 years old, with sensory integration disorders, learning and/or attention deficits. The course is designed to set a quick pace for activities and fun. This requires that all participants be fully independent with self-care tasks. Through outdoor activities, designed upon established experiential education models, participants will have the opportunity to develop social skills, teamwork traits and leadership qualities that will transfer into everyday life. This is a mobile course based out of the BOEC's program site in Breckenridge, CO. Students will be involved in cooking, cleaning and gear preparation during the course. However, the emphasis will be on having fun in a structured setting. Activities will include rock climbing, river rafting and camping.