Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (Breckenridge, CO)


  • Name:Ms. Marci Sloan
  • Title:Development Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
  • Address:524 Wellington Road
    PO Box 697
    Breckenridge, CO 80424
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:970-453-4676

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of BOEC is to expand the potential of people with disabilities and special needs through meaningful, educational and inspiring outdoor experiences.

  • Overview:
  • Programs
    • Adaptive Ski Program—Accessible downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding based out of Breckenridge and Keystone Ski Resorts.
    • Wilderness Program—Accessible whitewater rafting, canoeing, adaptive, cycling, camping, backpacking, snowshoeing, ropes course, climbing wall and team initiatives. Courses are based out of our 39-acre Breckenridge program site and also travel to scenic outdoor areas in Colorado and Utah.
    • Internship Program—One of the best training programs in the world for young professionals learning to work with special populations.

    Populations Served
    During the last fiscal year, BOEC conducted 10,633 programming days for 2,546 unduplicated individuals. Participants were from 44 states and 9 foreign countries. The following diverse clientele was served:
    Age: Youth (5-18) 59%, Adult (19+) 41%.
    Male: 58% Female: 42%
    Disabilities served: The most commonly served disabilities/illnesses/special needs were: Autism spectrum, traumatic brain injuries, developmental/learning/cognitive disabilities, at-risk, neglected and abused youth, spinal cord injured, Down syndrome, hemophilia, Cerebral Palsy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, mental illness, visual impairment, cleft palate, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, amputees, Multiple Sclerosis, Sensory Integrative Disorder and Spina Bifida.

    • During the last fiscal year, BOEC provided programming for 51 wounded military and 78 of their family members in the Wilderness Program. Activities included adaptive cycling, whitewater rafting, ropes course, rock climbing, canoeing and group discussions. The Adaptive Ski Program served 112 veterans and 60 family members.
    • The Adaptive Ski Program had an amazing 2015-16 season, finishing the winter with a new record 3,332 lesson days, serving over 950 individuals.
    • The Wilderness Program, participant days and revenues increased with one large client group doubling their participation days and another returning to us after a break in service.
    • This year BOEC is celebrating our 40th year improving the lives of individuals with special needs through outdoor experiences. We have become one of the most respected providers of adaptive outdoor education in the country, renowned for our staff, facilities, expertise, and culture of compassion and inclusivity.
    • BOEC launched its first major capital campaign in 2015, seeking to raise $1.8M to create staff housing, expand logistics support facilities, upgrade student lodge, expand program activities, and increase our scholarship endowment. As of 7/1/2016 we are 70% of the way toward securing this funding.

  • History:
  • BOEC was founded in 1976 in Breckenridge, Colorado to provide outdoor experiences for visually impaired and developmentally disabled persons and to train instructors who work with special populations. The organization wrote articles of incorporation and was granted 501(C)(3) status in 1976. The main focus in the early days was cross-country skiing and “wilderness” experiences. The Adaptive Ski Program was started in 1981, during the very infancy of adaptive skiing, and is an innovator in this field. For 40 years, thousands of people living with disabilities have come here and discovered the positive, life-changing effect of therapeutic outdoor activities. Over the years, the work of the organization has expanded to include people with very diverse special needs.

  • Year established:1976
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:84-0725560

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:840725560
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:524 WELLINGTON ROAD
  • Organization City:BRECKENRIDGE
  • Organization State:CO
  • Organization Zip:80424-0000
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1977
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):031, 298
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc, Training in sports
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:September, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:September
  • NTEE Code:N60Z
  • Asset Amount:$2,877,142
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$3,817,690
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,428,362
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:22:15 am

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.