Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center (BCOEC) is a nonprofit program located in the beautiful Mountains of Western North Carolina just 8 miles southeast of Blowing Rock. Our secluded, 200 acre valley is designed to embrace all types of outdoor education. We specialize in Woodslore, Earth Skills, Wilderness Survival, Ancient crafts, Nature Arts, River Adventures and Trail Craft.
BCOEC was founded in 2001 to provide a high quality and unique experience for inner city foster children. We have since branched out and provide programming for children from all walks of life from South Florida to Washington DC. We focus on the crucial elements of being a positive and productive member of any community: humanity, teamwork, communication, compassion, self -confidence and a desire for self-improvement. We promote passion for life and the desire to learn.
BCOEC Mission Statement: Through this voluntary, outdoor living experience – we strive to create a physically and emotionally safe learning environment where individuals can find harmony and empowerment through self-understanding, simple living, friendships and fun. We are dedicated to a quality experience, furthering individual growth, promoting positive community participation and connection with the Earth and Family.