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We are excited to announce our summer programs!


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, or simply relaxing by the pool, there are always incredible opportunities to learn and grow.

New this year are the Couples Retreats.  In an effort to include the spouses and partners of injured military personnel, CAMO created programs that can strengthen relationships effected by injuries sustained during a soldier’s deployment.   CAMO is proud to be one of the few programs in the United States to offer the opportunity for husbands and wives to share these incredible adaptive outdoor recreational therapy retreats!

Blacksmith Conference!   August 8th – 13th, 2017  (We apologize but this retreat is filled)

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:  www.rockymountainsmiths.org/conference

CAMO Inaugural Archery Retreat!  August 24th through 29th, 2017  (We apologize but this retreat is filled)

This retreat is co-ed and open to 10 active-duty or retired veteran’s with physical or cognitive disabilities.

This retreat is facilitated by Josh Lindstrom, a veteran who found healing through archery and Emily Hightower, our breath expert.  The retreat begins with check-in at the Mountain Chalet Snowmass on Thursday, the 24th.  Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be a combination of archery instruction, archery competitions, breathwork sessions, good food and great fun.

BLESMA (Private group – These dates are sold out)

September 4th – 11th, 2017

We look forward to partnering with BLESMA, the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association, in our 10th 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 13th – 17th, 2017 (We apologize but this retreat is filled)

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

Mark Christine was an incredible local fly-fisherman who was passionate about veterans.  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.

Couples Retreat – September 20th – 24th, 2017  (This retreat is currently filled. We are accepting applications for the wait list.)

Couples retreats are open to couples where one or both spouses are veterans with service-connected disabilities. This retreat is open to 6 couples. 

Please note:  Both partners must fill out the Participant Intake Form and the DSUSA waiver.

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.