Today is Veteran's Day. It's a day to thank those that have served and defended our country.
Having a degree in history and being particularly drawn to the stories of the past, I've read a lot about the difficulties so many veterans have after being discharged and they return to civilian life.
The outdoor world has helped many veterans make the transition a bit easier, put them in touch with other veterans, and when needed given them adaptive access to the outdoors.
The outdoors can help on the road to recovery, both mentally and physically.
To honor those veterans today, I've put together a few outdoor resources that are available for veterans - some include families in the activities and some are free. There are many, many more that features all kinds of sports and outdoor activities.
Thank you, Veterans, for your service.
Hope For The Warriors’ Outdoor Adventures Program provides adaptive opportunities for wounded heroes to participate in sporting activities in the great outdoors. Service members, who previously embraced an outdoorsman lifestyle, as well as those new to traditional outdoor sports, are introduced to recreational opportunities on the road to recovery.
Warrior Expeditions provides veterans with everything they need to complete a long distance outdoor expedition at no cost to the veteran.
Located in Northwest Montana this first-a-kind 90+ acre facility is a “living monument” to wounded and disabled veterans of all generations. The ranch allows us to offer a host of truly unique outdoor recreational therapy programs.
The mission of Veterans Trek is to provide healthy outdoor and educational activities that allow the restorative powers of nature and Veteran peer support. Our nature-based programs provide both outdoor treks as well as employment and career options for Veterans seeking meaningful work in the natural environment.
Outward Bound For Veterans
Outward Bound for Veterans helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.
SUDS (Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba)
The SUDS program is for service members wounded, ill and injured with a permanent physical disability requiring adaptation. The scuba training offered to the service members is a challenging and rewarding activity which can help facilitate the rehabilitation process and offers them an activity that they can enjoy for years to come.
Have another resource for Veterans? Comment below, or feel free to contact me here!