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Through the eyes of an intern: CHAMP camp

CHAMP camp—a week-long program for participants with autism— was our most demanding camp yet, but also the most rewarding. Participants ranged in age from 4 to 31, but all came to camp with boundless excitement for the day’s activities. We started the week with horseback riding and bowling at El Jebowl. 4-year-old Giles had never […]

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Auckland New Zealand marathon

Join the Challenge Aspen Marathon Team in Auckland, New Zealand November 1, 2015! Have you ever wanted to run a marathon or half marathon? Do you enjoy traveling to exotic destinations and support a great cause doing it? Join Challenge Aspen as a member of the 2015 Challenge Aspen Marathon/Half Marathon team! We will be traveling to Auckland, New Zealand October 27 (arrive […]

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challenge aspen auckland marathon

Challenge Aspen Marathon Team

Join the Challenge Aspen Marathon team for the Auckland Marathon in New Zealand! This is our 13th marathon fundraising event, benefitting Challenge Aspen’s programs. The race date is November 1, 2015. Travel dates are October 27 (arrive October 29) – November 3, 2015. Sign up now! Click here for registration information. Please contact Jenni Petersen for […]

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Challenge Aspen intern

Through the eyes of an intern…

As I reflect on my last three months at Challenge Aspen, I can say with confidence, that my time here has been extraordinary! Truth be told, I was a bit nervous to take the leap to move to Aspen, not knowing what to expect, anything about the people I would be working with, and how […]

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Challenge Aspen winter

Through the eyes of an intern…

Quitting my stable job in Louisiana and moving to Aspen, Colorado, to be an intern with Challenge Aspen, has been the wildest adventure of my life. When I informed my family and friends what I was doing they thought I was crazy, mostly because this was out of character for me. I’m not usually a […]

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Through the eyes of an intern…

My time thus far as an intern for Challenge Aspen has been spectacular. There is something special about spending every day working with great people and skiing on the mountain. The thing I have enjoyed most during the two months I have been working with Challenge Aspen is the number and variety of people I […]

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Through the eyes of an intern…

My time at Challenge Aspen has been a mix of both the longest and shortest weeks of my life. My first camp with Tennessee School for the blind flew by and the holiday rush was a blur. Despite how fast time has gone, I have redefined my definition of patience. Three days skiing, going up […]

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Through the eyes on an intern…

It has been my plan to move to Colorado for quite some time now, although I didn’t imagine that my ticket to Aspen/Snowmass would be via an internship with Challenge Aspen, teaching adaptive skiing and snowboarding. It’s been six weeks of training and working with Challenge Aspen and I could not be happier with every […]

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