Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

Recreation Programs

2020 Schedule – Available soon

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 2020 – Dates and fees to follow soon.

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 2020 – Dates and fees to follow in January.

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 Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.


Challenge by Choice #2

July 2020 – Dates and fees to follow in January.

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 Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.


Challenge by Choice  #3 

Late July 2020 – Dates and fees to follow in January.

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 Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.


Challenge by Choice  #4

August 2020 – Dates and fees to follow in January.

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 Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.


Ruby & Horse Thief Canyons Canoe Excursion 

Late August – early September 2020 – Dates and fees to follow in January.

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 Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.


BIAC Road Trip

Late September 2020 – Dates and fees to follow in January.

Join the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) for 3 nights and 4 days of the BIA Road Trip cruising through the scenic Rocky Mountains.

Creative Minds 

September 2020 – Dates and fees to follow in January.

New experiences! 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 Griffith Lodge in Breckenridge.


Social Events

BIAC will offer numerous social events during 2020. Call Linda for more information (303) 562-0401.

One-day Programs

Eldora Ski Resort Day Trip

One half-day session, Date and fees to follow soon.

Conquer those winter blues!  Ignite Adaptive Sports provides safe, fun and affordable instruction in alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing to people with any disability to enhance their quality of life.  Family participation is encouraged.  Ignite instructors’ goal is to “change lives one ski day at a time.” You are responsible for your own transportation. RTD and Assess-a-Ride Options available. Bring your own lunch and Eldora will supply the FUN.

Fee Includes equipment, equipment fitting, use, and instruction.

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

Linda Heesch

Recreation Programs Coordinator
Phone: 303-562-0401
Email: Linda@BIAColorado.org