Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO) provides adaptive and therapeutic recreation, wellness and cultural experiences for injured/wounded warriors 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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CAMO Summer Programs

Fisher Each summer, the Roaring Fork Valley is alive with festivals, live music and activities. The Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO) summer camps take full advantage of these community-based programs. Re-integration into society is an area of difficulty in recently injured soldiers’ lives, and community-based activities are helping to bridge the gap.

Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities

Couples Retreat I

  • July 1 – 6, 2015

Couples Retreat II

  • July 15 – 19, 2015

Mark Christine Fly Fishing I

  • August 18 – 23, 2015

Fly Fishing II

  • August 27 – 31, 2015

Aspen Fall Colors Retreat

  • September 9 – 13, 2015

Horses for Heroes 

  • September 23 – 28, 2015

All Summer Camps

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.

2014-15 Winter Camps

For more information about all of our veterans’ recreational programs, contact John Klonowski at 970.923.0578 or

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Glenwood Springs Subaru
St. Regis Aspen
Aspen Snowmass
Town of Snowmass Village
Aspen 82
Aspen Public Radio
Modern Luxury Aspen Magazine
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Alpine Bank
The Aspen Times
Jimmy's Restaurant
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Disabled Sports USA