Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO) provides adaptive and therapeutic recreation, wellness and cultural experiences for military personnel diagnosed with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. CAMO provides tools and skills for injured military members, veterans and their families to help realize their life potential, bridging the gap between injuries and moving forward with their new normal life.
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Summers in Aspen/Snowmass are beyond compare! Summer CAMO programs offer an opportunity for recreation and relaxation in the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley! Whether fly-fishing, white water rafting, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, 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. Very few programs offer the opportunity for husbands and wives to share in the wonderful experiences offered through Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities’ programming.
Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities
“Gates of Lodore” Raft Trip
- June 27th – July 4th, 2015
Couples Retreat I
Women’s MST Survivor Retreat
Aspen Fall Colors Retreat
Mark Christine Fly Fishing Retreat
CAMO/ESTES PARK FALL RETREAT (Open to 10 participants – 6 spots still available!)
September 14 – 18, 2015
Join us for another fantastic few days in Estes Park! Enjoy the spectacular Aspen leaves as they turn gold, the thousands of bugling elk and the incredible activities planned for this 3 day retreat in the serene beauty of Estes Park, Colorado. You will be enjoy incredible four-wheeling and challenge yourself with rock climbing! At the end of each day, sit back and chill on your patio or relax in the hot tub. Simply put (and attested to by everyone who’s ever attended!) this retreat is one of the best CAMO programs!
CAMO Winter Programs
CAMO’s winter programs focus primarily on ski and snowboard instruction. Our Challenge Aspen/Aspen Skiing Company professional instructors coach all levels; so whether you are a total beginner snowboarder, an intermediate mono-skier, or an amputee who wants to learn to “three-track”, our pros will have you snow-sliding safely and joyfully in no time!
CAMO offers both “0pen enrollment camps” and private groups. Open enrollment is for any veteran (active duty or retired) who was injured in combat and wants to join us on snow. Private camps are booked out by rehabilitation centers, adaptive ski groups and other outside organizations in partnership with Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities.
Why ski or board? One word: Freedom!
Skiing is the “Great Equalizer”. Out the hill, we’re all the same. We’re unified in the common goal of enjoying the great outdoors and challenging ourselves to grow, learn and test our abilities.
Snowmass Mountain, home to CAMO camps, is the second largest mountain in the state of Colorado and offers fantastic diversity. From long, mellow groomers to steep, narrow chutes Snowmass has it all.
2015-16 Winter Camps
For more information about all of our veterans’ recreational programs, contact John Klonowski at 970.923.0578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.