Outdoor Recreation Program
Our Outdoor Recreation Program is another way we connect, lead, and inspire our veterans. Our activities in this program give veterans a chance to get outside, recharge, and share in the enjoyment of the outdoors with other veterans.
In partnership with Prisma Health Roger C. Peace, we offer biking and hiking adventures, as well as whitewater rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, snow tubing, snowboarding and many more free to veterans. All skill levels are welcome, and family events are also available.
The only requirement to participate is to complete the UWS Intake Form and provide UWS with a copy of your military ID, VA ID, or DD214.
No alcohol or guns are permitted on any Outdoor Recreation. Future events will be posted on our Facebook events page and in our monthly newsletter
ROGER C. PEACE RECREATIONAL THERAPY
Roger C. Peace offers recreational therapy for veterans that includes snow and water sports, sled hockey, adaptive sports, and many other fun and challenging events year-round that are tailored for veterans’ needs. One-on-one recreational therapy is also available for veterans.
Contact Conner.Magar@prismahealth.org for details.
WILDERNESS WARRIOR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The purpose of the Wilderness Warrior Fellowship Program (WWFP) is to introduce veterans to the work of the United States Forestry Service (USFS) at the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming each year. Warriors are trained by Blackrock Ranger Station personnel and work alongside them to maintain access to the wilderness trails in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Training during this two-week-long excursion includes horsemanship and the use of traditional forestry tools including axes and two-man saws. Upon completion of the program, warriors become certified sawyers.
If you are a veteran interested in experiencing the wilderness of Wyoming, connecting with likeminded warriors, and serving our country through forestry work, please email us to learn more about our next Wilderness Warrior adventure! Also, please contact us if you would like to help sponsor this annual program.
PROJECT HEALING WATERS
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.™ is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.
Visit www.projecthealingwaters.org for more information.
TEAM RIVER RUNNER
The Team River Runner Mission is to provide all veterans and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports!
Details can be found at www.teamriverrunner.org.
In 1948, Earl Shaffer told a friend he was going to “walk off the war” to work out the sights, sounds, and losses of World War II. Four months later, Earl Shaffer became the first person to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Veterans are geared up and resupplied as they hike the entire Appalachian Trail or paddle a kayak down the Mississippi River. This program is designed for the recently returned combat veterans who are looking for the most extreme adventures.
For more information, visit www.warriorexpeditions.org.
GATHERING of the MOUNTAIN EAGLES
The Gathering of the Mountain Eagles provides opportunities for wounded or injured American military service members and selected family members to enjoy the therapeutic effects of adventure activities and relaxation opportunities that are primarily within the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Visit http://mountaineagles.org for more information.
Overland Unlimited Survival School
Located in Highlands, NC, this survival school is available for veterans, first responders, and their spouses. It is an overnight course where you will practice basic survival skills and study combat, operational stress, and resiliency techniques.
4-hour sight-seeing, day excursions, which include lunch, are also available for veterans and their families. Enjoy the mountain scenery as you cruise around the Nantahala Forest in a Pinzgauer Off-Road vehicle. Dates will be determined by your availability.
Learn more about the Overland Unlimited Survival School at https://www.oubridgeofhope.org.
OUTWARD BOUND for VETERANS
Outward Bound provides special week-long outdoor expeditions, designed to meet the needs of military veterans. We help veterans connect and readjust to civilian life after overseas deployment.
Visit their website, www.outwardbound.org, for more details.