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Warrior Recreation Events

We assist warriors in several areas to improve their quality of life. Ongoing events focus on bringing warriors together and getting them off the couch. Examples of those events include physical fitness, recreation, UWS Outdoor Adventures, and social gatherings. Past participants benefited from networking, fellowship, and improved overall health and well-being. Examples of some events from UWS Outdoor Adventures include ziplining at The Gorge, rafting, survival school, snowtubing, and adaptive sports and golf.

The only requirement to participate is to complete a UWS intake. To complete one, you will need to call our office at 864.520.2073 and set up an appointment. At the appointment, you will need a picture of your VA ID. Once you have completed your intake, you will need to send in a check to the Greenville office for $50.00, made out to Upstate Warrior Solution, to hold your place for the event and be added to the UWS Outdoor Adventures email list so you can hear about the next event, such as ziplining at The Gorge, rafting, Survival School, or Snowtubing. Your check will not be used or deposited and will be returned to you after the event, unless you are a no show or say otherwise. You will need to RSVP to all events, regardless of previous event attendance. Thank you!

Bike Rides on the Swamp Rabbit Trail will be on the 1st Friday of every month, starting at 10 a.m., at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe. From there, we will ride to Travelers Rest, eat lunch, then return. Email Sid Eargle at seargle@upstatewarriorsolution.org to borrow a bike, RSVP, or request information.

Here is a little more information about the Survivial School and other events, coordinated through UWS Outdoor Adventures and mentioned in the above text:

Overland Unlimited Survival School, located in Highlands, NC, is available for veterans, first responders, and their spouses. This is an overnight course, where you will practice basic survival skills, as well as 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. Please email seargle@upstatewarriorsolution.org or check out these websites:

Basic lost or injured hiker class: Survival instructor Justin Kingsland , former British Army Airborne Special Forces, has taken survival training from tactical to practical and fun.

Additional Courses

For more information call 864.520.2073, email Sid at seargle@upstatewarriorsolution.org, or check out the websites below:

Free Courses for Veterans and Service Members

www.outwardbound.org

Outward Bound has special outdoor expeditions designed to meet the needs of military veterans. We help veterans connect and readjust to civilian life.

Warrior Expeditions

www.warriorexpeditions.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.

GHS Military & Government Liaison Office

www.ghs.org

The Upstate of South Carolina is home to more than 100,000 veterans, and South Carolina is among a handful of states experiencing an increased population of veterans. Greenville Health System’s Military and Government Liaison Office oversees the health system’s various projects involving veterans and partners with other groups across the Upstate focused on veterans issues.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

projecthealingwaters.org

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.

Team River Runner – River to Recovery

teamriverrunner.org

Team River Runner’s 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!