CAMO WINTER PROGRAM


Winter 2017/18 Calendar 

We are excited to offer the following retreats beginning in December 2017 and ending in April 2018.  If you are a veteran with a physical or cognitive disability and fulfill eligibility requirements, please choose a retreat you would like to attend.  To get started, all you have to do is fill out the on-line application!

The dates listed for each retreat include travel and activity days. We fly veterans from the closest major metropolitan airport to Denver. (Due to higher costs, we cannot fly participants from regional airports.)  We drive our CAMO van to Denver to pick everyone up and drive to Snowmass.  We generally have 4 days of ski/snowboard instruction and then we drive back to Denver for your flights home.

CAMO accepts participants based on our eligibility criteria.  If you would like a copy of the eligibility requirements, please send an inquiry to:  john@challengeaspen.org

**PLEASE NOTE:  If you are applying for a Couples Retreat, both partners attending will need to fill out the Participant Intake Form (PIF) and the DSUSA waiver.

Sarah Williams Volf Women’s Mountain Retreat  –  December 2nd – 7th, 2017

In loving memory of  the innovative, compassionate spirit of Sarah Williams Volf, CAMO is hosting the 10th anniversary Women’s Mountain Retreat.  This retreat offers an opportunity for female active-duty or retired veterans with a physical or cognitive disability to nurture each other, network and grow through skiing, snowboarding or snow-biking.  This retreat has 12 spots available.

Learn to Ski/Snowboard I  –   December 11th – 16th, 2017

The learn to ski, snowboard or ski-bike retreats are open to active-duty or retired servicemen and women with a service-connected physical or cognitive disability.  All level of riders are invited to attend based on eligibility.  CAMO professional adaptive instructors will take you to the next level of on-snow competence whether you have “never-ever” been on snow before or want to move from an intermediate to an expert!  This retreat is open to 12 participants.

Couples Retreat I  –  January 3rd – 8th, 2018

The CAMO Couples retreats are a fantastic way for couples to step away from the day-to-day stresses of life and an opportunity to meet other couples sharing similar circumstances.  This retreat is open to 6 couples.

Couples Retreat II  –  January 11th – 16th, 2018

This retreat is open to 6 Couples.

United States Special Operations Care Coalition (SOCOM) Retreat  –  January 20th – 27th, 2018  

This is a private retreat.  Eligibility is through SOCOM.

Estes Park Retreat – February 5th – 9th, 2018

Join us for our 10th anniversary adaptive nordic retreat in Estes Park!  This is a phenomenal opportunity to recreate and grow while cross country skiing and snow-shoeing, surrounded by the inspirational beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park.  We have relaxing evenings enjoying each other’s company, with opportunities for yoga, art expression and even a drum circle.  It’s a wonderful chance for camaraderie, networking and sharing resources in one of the country’s most celebrated national parks.

CAMO/Cheyenne VA Retreat  –  February 6th – 11th, 2018

This retreat is open to active-duty or retired servicemembers who attend the Cheyenne, Wyoming VA facility.

Couples Retreat III  –  February 12th – 17th, 2018  (This retreat is filled)

This retreat is open to 6 couples.

Golshim L’Chaim (Ski to Live) Retreat  –  February 20th – 27th, 2018

CAMO and the Aspen Jewish Community partner in this incredible event!  The AJC hosts approximately 12 disabled veterans from the Israeli Defense Forces for a phenomenal week of adaptive ski and snowboard instruction through the CAMO instructors.  It’s a wonderful example of fun, learning, camaraderie and teamwork!

Learn to Ski/Snowboard/Snowbike II  –  March 7th – 12th, 2018  (This retreat is filled.)  

This retreat is CO-ED and is open to 12 participants.

“Roll Call” Retreat  –  March 15th – 20th (This retreat is filled)

This retreat is a private retreat and is invite only.  It is an opportunity for Marines who served together in Iraq to reunite and share ski and snowboard experience.

CAMO/Welcome Home Montrose Retreat  –  March 24th – 29th, 2018

In it’s 3rd year, CAMO teams up with Welcome Home Montrose to bring veterans with disabilities from the rural areas of western Colorado to experience the fun and camaraderie of ski and snowboard instruction, wellness sessions and dinners.  This retreat is open to any veteran with a disability living in the Western Slope region of Colorado.

Learn to Ski/Snowboard III  –  April 7th – 12th, 2018

This retreat is a CO-ED retreat and is open to 12 participants.

 

 

 

 

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Click below to view a sample winter itinerary.  The itinerary for all of our programs are very similar.  

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.