About the BOEC Summer Internship:
During the summer, interns support Wilderness Program courses . The responsibilities include preparing for, implementing/facilitating and evaluating the courses. Courses can range from one to fourteen days and may be held at our wilderness site or in a mobile format (camping, canoeing, or rafting trips in both Colorado and Utah). Participants of these programs include people of all ages and abilities. BOEC serves children with sensory processing disorders, courses for youth or adults with visual impairments, programs for historically disadvantaged youth, adults with traumatic brain injuries, children with hemophilia and adults with multiple sclerosis among many others. Course activities can include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, zip-lining, climbing, white-water rafting, and more. Interns are involved with course delivery from beginning to end. Interns are support staff and will not manage a course without the support and supervision of our experienced Course Directors and Instructors.
Full room and board
Rec Center Pass
All meals on programming, weekly food stipend, full access to supplemental food basics
$200 Monthly Stipend
Free Mental Health Therapy Sessions
Access to BOEC outdoor gear
All interns must be twenty-one years of age, have current First Aid and CPR certifications, health insurance coverage, and the ability to commit to the entire season. Ideal candidate is self-motivated, takes initiative, experience in our programming areas, and some experience working with people with disabilities and special needs. All interns must have a strong sense of hard work, flexibility, a love of the outdoors, an open mind, and a love for working with people.
About Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Located in Breckenridge, Colorado, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand the potential of people with disabilities through meaningful, educational, and inspiring outdoor experiences. The BOEC began back in 1976 with a staff that consisted of volunteers only, gear that came from their closets, and food that was donated or provided by participants. The BOEC has come a long way since then. The BOEC offers Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding, Wilderness Courses (on-site as well as mobile courses) and a unique Internship Program. Situated on 39 acres, the BOEC Wilderness Site boasts a climbing wall, a high ropes course, high and low team initiatives, rafts, canoes, sea kayaks, cabins, a teepee, and much more, as resources for experiential education.