Dear Friend of BOEC,
Many consider the Memorial Day weekend to be the official start of summer and until this year it was no different for BOEC. Instead, we are working hard to reimagine what this season will look like with the hope of bringing back some of that summer magic for our participants and others who need access to outdoor adventure and fun during such trying times.
We shared with you all in our last update that in order to ensure the safety of our participants, staff and volunteers, we made the difficult decision to cancel the majority of our
including all overnight programs held at the
Scott Griffith Lodge
in Breckenridge or remotely. It is our hope that in the coming weeks we will be able to welcome participants for limited (but still fun!) day programs at the BOEC Wilderness Site campus and other locations in Summit County and we will be launching a series of fun, interactive and engaging
virtual games and programs
in the coming days.
We have made a commitment to support those in our community who need us now more than ever and will be offering programs to meet the critical needs of teens, children and those with special needs or other challenges who are being especially hard hit by the challenges we are all facing during this time. We thank those who reached out to us to help in this way and thank our board and staff for supporting this important initiative.
We all continue to get our inspiration from many of you which pushes us to work even harder to serve those who need the BOEC now more than ever. We are inspired by volunteers like Shari Topping who has overcome her own adversity to serve others and donors like John Parke who give to the BOEC because what we do inspires HIM! And we are inspired by our own team members like Jeff Inouye, who after 27 years continues to give with the passion and commitment that makes BOEC what it is. We hope you enjoy reading the stories of these three extraordinary individuals in this month’s newsletter.
Please check out our new
COVID-19 Update page
on the BOEC website for updates on summer programming and we hope to welcome many of you of you back to BOEC either virtually or in person this summer.
Stay safe and healthy,