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    Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center’s Wilderness Camp

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Other
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Special Needs
    • Sub-Categories: Autism Spectrum
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Overview

    Wilderness Camp is a five-day overnight camp for young adults 16-22 with developmental and learning disabilities. Through outdoor activities designed around established experiential education models, students have the opportunity to develop social skills, teamwork and leadership qualities. This adventure-based program allows students to be involved in cooking, cleaning and gear preparation during the course, with an emphasis on having fun in a structured setting.

    It is a multi-day, 23-mile flat-water canoe trip down Ruby and Horsethief Canyons on the Colorado River.  Through outdoor activities and established experiential education models, participants will have the opportunity to develop canoe skills, social skills, teamwork and independence that will transfer into everyday life. This program requires that all participants be independent with self-care tasks. This is a mobile course based in the Grand Junction area of Colorado, entering Utah for a few miles via canoe and river. Students will be involved in paddling, navigation, camp set up, cooking, cleaning and river & camp equipment care during the course.  The emphasis will be on having fun in a structured, supportive setting. - See more at: http://www.boec.org/event/wilderness-camp/#sthash.4uvS2ka8.dpuf