challenge aspen military

Summer programs offer an opportunity for recreation and relaxation in the stunning beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley. Whether fly-fishing, white water rafting, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, archery or horseback riding, there are always incredible opportunities to learn and grow.

July 10th – 15th, 2019:  Archery I

Join us for 4 days of intensive archery instruction and practice.  Lodging is at the Element Hotel in beautiful Basalt, Colorado. Each day of archery session will be held at Challenge Aspen’s Whispering Winds Ranch which is situated about 30 minutes from the hotel, close to Ruedi Reservior and surrounded by National Forest.  Each day’s session will include instruction, safety, and practice.  This retreat is open to 10 participants.

August 14th – 19th, 2019:  Archery II

Our second archery retreat is the same format as the first.  This retreat is open to 10 participants.

September 3rd – 9th, 2019:  BLESMA – this is a closed group retreat. 

CAMO partners with the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association each year to bring veterans with amputations from the United Kingdom.  The retreat focuses on teach adaptive techniques for various sports like climbing, archery, fly fishing and mountain biking.

September 11th – 16th, 2019:  Mark Christine Memorial Fly Fishing

Mark Christine was a veteran and an avid fly fisherman.  In his memory, CAMO hosts 10 participants with physical and/or cognitive disabilities to explore the beautiful waters of the Roaring Fork Valley with some of the best fly fishing instructors around!  We offer one-on-one instruction with a focus on casting and fly tying.  We will fish the Colorado river, local spots and the incredible, gold medal waters of the Frying Pan River.

CAMO programs are funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.