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 Dates are here for summer 2018 CAMO retreats!

Summer CAMO 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.


Beginning Archery  July 7th – 12th, 2018

This retreat is open to veterans interested in learning about archery.

Couples Retreat I – July 17th – 22nd, 2018

Join us for 4 days of Rocky Mountain adventures!  Travel to Snowmass on the 22nd in time for a meet and greet and dinner.  Activities are tailored to access and level-of-challenge.  Historically, day 1 is a light hike at the Grottos and the ghost town of Independence on Independence Pass capped off with a breathwork session and group dinner, day 2 is a visit to Whispering Winds Ranch for ropes course, fishing and archery, day 3 is fly-fishing instruction, and the final activity day a hike to the world-famous Maroon Bells.

Rocky Mountain Smiths Blacksmith Conference  August 8th -12th, 2018

CAMO is sponsoring a group of 12 veterans to join in the Rocky Mountain Blacksmithing Conference.  The conference takes place at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, CO.  Lodging and meals are included at the conference.  This will be an exciting 4 days of demonstrations, classroom and experiential learning about the art of blacksmithing.  This retreat is open to Colorado veterans and is 100% accessible.  For more information about the conference:

Advanced Archery Retreat!  August 18th – 23rd, 2018 

This retreat is facilitated by Josh Lindstrom, a veteran who found healing through archery and Emily Hightower, our breath expert.  The retreat  will be a combination of archery instruction, archery competitions, breathwork sessions, good food and great fun.

BLESMA September 3rd – 10th, 2018

We look forward to partnering with BLESMA, the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association, in our 11th year of bringing amputee soldiers from “across the pond”.  It’s a week of adventure, laughter and camaraderie that can’t be beat!

Mark Christine Fly Fishing Retreat  September 11th – 16th, 2018

This retreat is co-ed and open to 12 active-duty or retired veterans with cognitive or physical disabilities

Mark Christine was an army veteran, accomplished ski instructor who instructed while stationed in Germany and an  incredible fly-fisherman.  Mark was also a passionate supporter of veterans with disabilities and spent many hours guiding his fellow veterans in the art of fly fishing.  When Mark passed away, his friends began honoring his legacy with this fly fishing retreat.  What better way to celebrate his memory than to spend 3 days with professional guides on Gold Medal waters in the Roaring Fork Valley?  We provide one-on-one instruction in the art of fly fishing. Join us for fly-fishing, a fly tying tutorial and incredible meals.