Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

Recreation Programs

*Update: Recreation Programs Suspended

A letter from Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center:

“The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers continues to be our number one priority and it is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the cancellation of all BOEC overnight programs for the 2020 summer Wilderness Program season.  We have spent countless hours working to understand the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, what kinds of adjustments would need to be made to program activities, housing, meals, equipment, etc that would ensure the safety of our teams and participants and know that the risks to those we work with would be too great if we were to move forward with planned residential programs this summer. 
Programs that will be effected include the summer BOEC Internship Program, all summer residential programs held at the Scott Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge and all camping and mobile programs.  
We thoroughly considered many different alternatives that would still keep our staff, participants and volunteers safe and yet, because of the nature of the programs and activities we provide we could not adequately ensure the safety of those we are so committed to working with.  
In an effort to continue to provide access to our programs we will be launching a series of fun, interactive and engaging virtual games, lessons and programs in the coming weeks.  We look forward to working with many of you as we share these resources with your participants. 
It is our sincere hope that we will be able to reopen in some limited capacity later in the season and will share those plans with each of you as they become clearer.  
We thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time and welcome any questions you may have.”

We are collaborating with BOEC to create virtual programs as well as possible day programs too! Stay tuned for details regarding new opportunities this summer.

*The possibility of late summer/early fall multi-day programs will be assessed as the summer goes on.

2020 Schedule 

We are proud of our multi-day programs, one-day recreation programs, and numerous social events.  Participants will experience the best of Colorado with caring, professional and highly experienced staff. The activities include hiking, climbing, a ropes course, cycling, rafting, and social gatherings and outings. Winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and ice fishing. Survivors of all levels of recovery from anywhere in the US are welcome to attend.

Multi-day Application

Volunteer Application

One-day and Social Events

Multi-Day Programs

Frozen Assets Adaptive Ski Program

January 6-10, $1,390

Enjoy fresh snow! The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC) is offering a five day retreat in partnership with the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC).  Activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and tubing.  This program is designed for adults living with a brain injury.  The program is based out of BOEC’s accessible Scott Griffith Lodge, and include meals and plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. Adaptive ski and snowboard lessons will be run through the adaptive ski program at the BOEC.  The retreat is open to all levels.


Challenge by Choice #1

July 11-17, $1,890

River rafting, ropes course, hand cycling, wall climbing, theme dance. Program staffed by volunteers, registered nurse, and Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) experienced staff/instructors & interns. Accommodation is at the Scott Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.


Challenge by Choice  #2

August 1-7, $1,890

River rafting, ropes course, hand cycling, wall climbing, theme dance. Program staffed by volunteers, registered nurse, and Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) experienced staff/instructors and interns. Accommodation is at the Scott Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.


Challenge by Choice  #3

August 15-21, $1,890

River rafting, ropes course, hand cycling, wall climbing, theme dance. Program staffed by volunteers, registered nurse, and Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) experienced staff/instructors and interns. Accommodation is at the Scott Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.


Ruby & Horse Thief Canyons River Excursion 

August 31-September 4, $970

Join us for a gentle float downstream and enjoy the scenery you only thought existed. You will be travel by van to Grand Junction and put into the water there.  Rumor has it you might see a bald eagle or two. You will experience team building, rafting, camping on shore cooking, fishing, swimming, splashing, and star gazing. The journey begins and ends at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC). Accommodations at the beginning and end of your trip will be at the Scott Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.

Creative Minds 

September 11-14, $990

Cooking, hiking, field trips, poetry, painting, journaling, movement, karaoke, laughter, dancing and socializing.  Program staffed by volunteers, registered nurse, and Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) experienced staff/instructors and interns. Accommodation is at the Scott Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.


Social Events

Check back regularly to see our social events during 2020

One-day Programs

Kayaking at Bear Creek Lake Park – Morrison

September 2020 Dates and fees to follow in January.

Come join us for a few hours of water fun.  You will safely experience an afternoon of kayaking through the direction of the capable staff from the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC).  Everyone is welcome.  Bring your family and friends.  Together we plan to laugh a lot, maybe get a little wet and enjoy a shoreline cookout.

Scholarships

BIAC has a limited number of partial scholarships available for those in need. These scholarships are issued to help survivors with the cost of one of our recreation programs. In order to ensure that as many people are able to attend a recreation program we follow these guidelines:

Priority will be given to:

  • Colorado residents
  • Survivors who are in services with us and are working with a case manager
  • First-time participants

Only 1 scholarship will be awarded to a participant per year

If you receive a scholarship for two consecutive years you will not be eligible for a scholarship for one year. You can then re-apply.

Contact Information

Michael Zavala, CTRS

Adaptive Recreation & Activities Coordinator
Phone: 303-562-0401
Toll-free: 1-800-955-2443
Email: Michael@BIAColorado.org