2021/22

CAMO Winter Programs

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

Please scroll down for our 2021/2022 retreat schedule and more information.

Our focus is holistic wellness using adaptive recreation and mind/body therapy.

We spend 6 hours each day with one-on-one professional instruction from the best, compassionate and highest certified PSIA adaptive pros in the country. Every other afternoon we provide breathwork, yoga and sleep therapy sessions. Each evening we take the opportunity to break bread together so groups can network and share experience and resources.

Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO) will be hosting 14 adaptive ski & snowboard retreats this winter season. We look forward to offering the same amazing experiences as we have since 2005! 

Safety of our participants, staff, volunteers, ski and snowboard instructors and our community remains our number one priority.

With that in mind, everyone participating in CAMO programs must have a Covid 19 vaccination.

What that means for travel and lodging for disabled veterans participating in CAMO programs:

Because CAMO pays 100% of the costs for participation, we will continue to minimize costs where practical. That means attendees will share hotel rooms. 2 veterans per room unless the participant is bringing a caregiver.

We will also be flying all participants into the Denver airport instead of directly into the Aspen airport. This option is the most important money saver available to us. The more money we save, the more disabled veterans we are able to serve.

We are thrilled to continue our outdoor adaptive programs during this unique and challenging health situation. Thank you for your understanding.

Learn to Ski/Snowboard/Ski Bike 1: December 5th-10th, 2021: this retreat is full

All of our “Learn to Ski/SB/Ski Bike” retreats are co-ed, open enrollment retreats for any active-duty or retired veteran with a physical and/or cognitive disability who served the United States of America. If you always wanted to give “snow-sliding” a shot, these retreats are for you! If you already have experience sliding on snow, but want to “up your game”, these retreats are for you! CAMO provides one-on-one professional adaptive ski/snowboard/ski bike instructors for each of the 4 “on-snow” days of the retreat. Each afternoon we offer mental health and wellness sessions to round out our overall wellness coaching. This retreat is open to 10 participants, apply now. Participation is guided by the eligibility guidelines listed.

Air Force Wounded Warrior Retreat: January 8th-13th, 2022

This is a private retreat open only for Air Force Wounded Warrior Program members.

SOCOM: January 15th-20th, 2022

This is a private retreat open only for SOCOM members.

Learn to Ski/Snowboard/Ski Bike 2: January 22nd-27th, 2022

All of our “Learn to Ski/SB/Ski Bike” retreats are co-ed, open enrollment retreats for any active-duty or retired veteran with a physical and/or cognitive disability who served the United States of America. If you always wanted to give “snow-sliding” a shot, these retreats are for you! If you already have experience sliding on snow, but want to “up your game”, these retreats are for you! CAMO provides one-on-one professional adaptive ski/snowboard/ski bike instructors for each of the 4 “on-snow” days of the retreat. Each afternoon we offer mental health and wellness sessions to round out our overall wellness coaching. This retreat is open to 10 participants, apply now. Participation is guided by the eligibility guidelines listed.

Learn to Ski/Snowboard/Ski Bike 3: January 29th-February 3rd, 2022

All of our “Learn to Ski/SB/Ski Bike” retreats are co-ed, open enrollment retreats for any active-duty or retired veteran with a physical and/or cognitive disability who served the United States of America. If you always wanted to give “snow-sliding” a shot, these retreats are for you! If you already have experience sliding on snow, but want to “up your game”, these retreats are for you! CAMO provides one-on-one professional adaptive ski/snowboard/ski bike instructors for each of the 4 “on-snow” days of the retreat. Each afternoon we offer mental health and wellness sessions to round out our overall wellness coaching. This retreat is open to 10 participants, apply now. Participation is guided by the eligibility guidelines listed.

Cheyenne VA Retreat: February 5th-10th, 2022

This is a private retreat open only for Cheyenne, Wyoming VA members.

Estes Park CAMO Retreat: February 7th-11th, 2022

CAMO hosts a satellite program in Estes Park, Colorado each year, with the focus on backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, and igloo building. This year, CAMO will host 10 participants for 4 nights and 5 days of this amazing backcountry experience in the quintessential Colorado town. Lodging in Estes Park, backcountry yurts, local transportation, and meals are included free for participants.

Learn to Ski/Snowboard/Ski Bike 4: February 12th-17th, 2022

All of our “Learn to Ski/SB/Ski Bike” retreats are co-ed, open enrollment retreats for any active-duty or retired veteran with a physical and/or cognitive disability who served the United States of America. If you always wanted to give “snow-sliding” a shot, these retreats are for you! If you already have experience sliding on snow, but want to “up your game”, these retreats are for you! CAMO provides one-on-one professional adaptive ski/snowboard/ski bike instructors for each of the 4 “on-snow” days of the retreat. Each afternoon we offer mental health and wellness sessions to round out our overall wellness coaching. This retreat is open to 10 participants, apply now. Participation is guided by the eligibility guidelines listed.

Learn to Ski/Snowboard/Ski Bike 5: February 19th-24th, 2022

All of our “Learn to Ski/SB/Ski Bike” retreats are co-ed, open enrollment retreats for any active-duty or retired veteran with a physical and/or cognitive disability who served the United States of America. If you always wanted to give “snow-sliding” a shot, these retreats are for you! If you already have experience sliding on snow, but want to “up your game”, these retreats are for you! CAMO provides one-on-one professional adaptive ski/snowboard/ski bike instructors for each of the 4 “on-snow” days of the retreat. Each afternoon we offer mental health and wellness sessions to round out our overall wellness coaching. This retreat is open to 10 participants, apply now. Participation is guided by the eligibility guidelines listed.

Operation Healing Forces 1: March 5th-10th, 2022

This is a private retreat open only for OHF members.

Operation Healing Forces 2: March 12th-17th, 2022

This is a private retreat open only for OHF members.

Learn to Ski/Snowboard/Ski Bike 6: March 19th-24th, 2022

All of our “Learn to Ski/SB/Ski Bike” retreats are co-ed, open enrollment retreats for any active-duty or retired veteran with a physical and/or cognitive disability who served the United States of America. If you always wanted to give “snow-sliding” a shot, these retreats are for you! If you already have experience sliding on snow, but want to “up your game”, these retreats are for you! CAMO provides one-on-one professional adaptive ski/snowboard/ski bike instructors for each of the 4 “on-snow” days of the retreat. Each afternoon we offer mental health and wellness sessions to round out our overall wellness coaching. This retreat is open to 10 participants, apply now. Participation is guided by the eligibility guidelines listed.

Learn to Ski/Snowboard/Ski Bike 7: March 26th-31st, 2022

All of our “Learn to Ski/SB/Ski Bike” retreats are co-ed, open enrollment retreats for any active-duty or retired veteran with a physical and/or cognitive disability who served the United States of America. If you always wanted to give “snow-sliding” a shot, these retreats are for you! If you already have experience sliding on snow, but want to “up your game”, these retreats are for you! CAMO provides one-on-one professional adaptive ski/snowboard/ski bike instructors for each of the 4 “on-snow” days of the retreat. Each afternoon we offer mental health and wellness sessions to round out our overall wellness coaching. This retreat is open to 10 participants, apply now. Participation is guided by the eligibility guidelines listed.

Learn to Ski/Snowboard/Ski Bike 8: April 10th-15th, 2022

All of our “Learn to Ski/SB/Ski Bike” retreats are co-ed, open enrollment retreats for any active-duty or retired veteran with a physical and/or cognitive disability who served the United States of America. If you always wanted to give “snow-sliding” a shot, these retreats are for you! If you already have experience sliding on snow, but want to “up your game”, these retreats are for you! CAMO provides one-on-one professional adaptive ski/snowboard/ski bike instructors for each of the 4 “on-snow” days of the retreat. Each afternoon we offer mental health and wellness sessions to round out our overall wellness coaching. This retreat is open to 10 participants, apply now. Participation is guided by the eligibility guidelines listed.

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

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