The Bend Endurance Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Central Oregon with a mission to promote healthy living through active, outdoor experiences. We emphasize teamwork, personal growth, and community responsibility.
Founded in 2009, the Academy currently features development programs for youth and juniors in Rock Climbing, Cycling and youth, juniors and adults in Nordic Skiing. In 2016 BEA served over 800 individuals in our programs. Our youngest participants start at 4 and our oldest was in their 70s.
BEA is about inclusion. Sports should be accessible and affordable to all kids. We want to price our programs to cover our expenses and to help us grow, but not at the exclusion of families who cannot afford full tuition. Our pricing strategy is to be competitive with other youth programs and to allow for leeway to offer breaks to families who need them.
The Academy operates in the Deschutes National Forest under a Special Use Permit from the US Forest Service and in partnership with the Bend Rock Gym, Meissner Nordic and many local businesses.