Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

Recreation Programs

2022 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.

New online application. Click the “Multi-day Application” link below. Download the PDF and fill out the blanks on your computer and send a copy of application to your DR to complete the Medical Form section. (Dr must e-sign or physically sign the document) Save your completed PDF application and email it to me as an attachment at Michael@biacolorado.org.

One-day Rec Programs

Social Events

One-day Rec Programs, Social Events, & BIAC Camping Volunteer form

Multi-Day Programs with BOEC

Multi-day Application

Multi-day Volunteer Application

Scholarship Request Form

BOEC Camp Overview, Criteria, and COVID Guidelines

Frozen Assets Adaptive Ski Program *CANCELED

January 3-7, $1,840

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

June 12-17, $2,390

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

July 10- July 15, $2,390

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

July 31 – August 5, $2,390

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  #4

August 14 – 19, $2,390

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 29-September 2, $1070

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 9-12, $1090

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.

BIAC Multi Day Programs

*If scholarship assistance is needed for any of the BIAC opportunities listed below please contact Michael for a Discount Code form

Camping with BIAC – Rocky Mountain National Park

June 22nd-24th $160 ($60 after discount code) – camping gear available to rent

Come join a 3 day 2 night camping trip BIAC at Rocky Mountain National Park with other survivors as well as some BIAC staff. We will have camp games, cooking, smores, learn what you need to go camping with others, join on a relaxing hike, enjoy the outdoors and have a great time building connections with the community.

Click here for more information and registration.

Camping with BIAC – Cheyenne Mountain State Park

July 26th – 27th $100 ($30 after discount code) – camping gear available to rent

Come join a night camping BIAC at Cheyenne Mountain State Park with other survivors as well as some BIAC staff. We will have camp games, cooking, smores, learn what you need to go camping with others, and have a great time building connections with the community.

Click here for more information and registration.

Camping with BIAC – Chatfield State Park

October 1st – 2nd $100 ($30 after discount code) – camping gear available to rent

Come join a night camping BIAC at Chatfield State Park with other survivors as well as some BIAC staff. We will have camp games, cooking, smores, learn what you need to go camping with others, and have a great time building connections with the community.

Click here for more information and registration.

Camping with BIAC – Lake Pueblo State Park

September 22nd – 23rd $100 ($30 after discount code) – camping gear available to rent

Come join a night camping BIAC at Lake Pueblo State Park with other survivors as well as some BIAC staff. We will have camp games, cooking, smores, learn what you need to go camping with others, and have a great time building connections with the community.

Click here for more information and registration.


*Currently Scheduling 2022 Social and Day program events. Keep an eye out for updates!

Social Events

Brain Busters

Lit-Up My Mind and Pueblo Brain Injury, LLC will be co-hosting Brain Busters! What is Brain Busters? Brain Busters! is a group of survivors of traumatic brain injury and/or those thriving with headache health issues. We will be coming together virtually three times per month to play Jack Box Games.

This will be free to attend! DO NOT WORRY If you are not comfortable using technology. Learning will be PAINLESS! Please, consider coming by.

Click Here for Schedule

Click Here to Register

Contact Michael Zavala at michael@biacolorado.org or 720-907-1455

Pueblo Social Park Day – City Park

Join BIAC and other survivors in a fun day at the park as we participate in a few fun activities, enjoy refreshments/snacks on BIAC, and socialize with other survivors in your community

Date and Time
Friday June 3rd

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location
City Park – Pueblo

We will be to the right of the pavilions with a Blue Pop Up Canopy

3661 City Park Ave Parking

Pueblo, CO 81003

Cost: Free! Registration is needed to account for refreshments/snacks needed

Click here to register and more information

Contact Michael Zavala at michael@biacolorado.org or 720-907-1455

Pueblo CSU Outdoor Pursuit Program and Brain Busters Event

Join the Pueblo BI community in a free event hosted by CSU Outdoor Pursuit Program to lean about adaptive recreation resources and a chance to try some equipment out. This event will be on May 20th from 10am-12pm

Another Pueblo event will be Brain Busters Breakout on May 21st at 1pm. Here Lit-Up My Mind, LLC will be facilitating table and online games for survivors. Its a great time to socialize and meet others in the community while enjoying some games.

Click here to register and more information

One-day Programs


Adaptive Cycling – Colorado Springs

Join us and learn about a new way to cycle! We are partnering with the City of Colorado Springs Therapeutic Recreation Program to offer participants the opportunity to try out recumbent cycles. These cycles are specially designed to be light and fast and usable by riders of all abilities. The TRP will provide the cycles and helmets – you come ready to enjoy the freedom and independence that comes with hitting the open trail!

Date and Time

Monday, August 8th: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Monday, August 22nd: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Monday, September 12th: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Monday, September 26th: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Location

 Gossage Youth Sports Complex, north parking lot,

3950 Mark Dabling Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Cost: $9 per day

BIAC will cover the cost but, registration is required!

Contact Michael Zavala at michael@biacolorado.org or 720-907-1455

Information and Registration

Adaptive Fishing at Lake Lehow – Littleton, CO

Come join BIAC and some of Colorado’s most knowledgeable anglers as you learn the basics of fly fishing, fishing etiquette and all you need to know to get out on your own. We get the joy of partnering with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to utilize a private stocked lake with CPW staff assistance to assist you in your experience.

Thursday, July 7th: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Thursday, July 21st: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday, August 10th: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday, August 24th: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Location:

Lake Lehow

11250 Waterton Rd., Littleton CO

Cost:

$20 per day

all equipment, water, and light breakfast included in cost.

Discount available for $10 off per day. You must contact Michael to receive discount code (listed below)

Contact Michael Zavala at michael@biacolorado.org or 720-907-1455

Information and Registration

Adaptive Fly Fishing – Beginner/Intermediate

Join BIAC for a slightly for advanced fly fishing opportunity where we will explore some of Colorado’s more accessible waters. You will be accompanied by BIAC staff and volunteer fisher men/women for assistance and tips/tricks. Come enjoy a beautiful day by the river with great company.

Locations:

Clear Creek – Golden

Bear Creak

Arkansas River – Pueblo

Dates: TBD – Keep an eye out for updates coming soon!

Contact Information

Michael Zavala, CTRS

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