Jan
29
Fri
HG Virtual Art Program @ Virtual Program
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This program will utilize writing prompts, group discussion, and creative expression, to guide artists to recognizing emotions they might experience or identify with, in order to create their project with art supplies found at home (ie: pen, pencils, paper, colored pencils, etc.)

There is a limited amount of space in this program, we will be selecting​ participants on a first come, first served basis. To inform our HGNY team that you are interested in this program CLICK HERE and select the program you would like to register for.

HGNY and Batavia VA have collaborated to offer this weekly virtual creative arts program.

Feb
22
Mon
HGNY Ice Climbing Veteran Program @ Lake Placid, NY
Feb 22 – Feb 28 all-day

 

**Participants must be selected for a program, and availability is subject to change.  We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, and will continue to follow CDC, State, and County health and safety guidelines as we run in-person programming. Please contact natasha@highergroundusa with any questions**

Our week-long outdoor therapeutic recreation programs support those experiencing symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, and/or Polytrauma. The program is designed to help you discover a renewed sense of belonging, improve quality of life, and connect you with a community.

February 22-28, 2021 Week-long Ice Climbing Program for veterans

  • Who: 6 Veterans/Service Members, this program is open to both female and male veterans.
  • What: Intro to ice climbing with Paradox Sports.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. All skill levels welcome.
  • Where: Lake Placid, NY
  • Cost: FREE – Higher Ground Covers ALL program related costs 

A few notes about our program:

  • Registration: Our programs are for veterans with symptoms of PTSD, TBI, MST, and/or polytrauma. If you would like to attend a program, you must first register on our website under the Programs tab of our website. From there, a Participant Coordinator will be in contact with you regarding available opportunities for you. If you have already registered but your contact information has changed, please let us know so we can continue to inform you of upcoming programs! Just email militaryprogramparticipantcoordinator@highergroundusa.org with any relevant changes.
  • One-Time Experience: Due to our lengthy wait list, we are only able to provide one week-long program. We provide resources to find recreation in your home community, as well as 3 years of follow-up after you have completed our program.
  • Recreational Therapy: Our programs incorporate daily group discussions to reflect on the impact of recreation, typically they last about an hour right before dinner.
Mar
17
Wed
HGNY Female Veterans Horsemanship & Wellness Program @ Beaver Hollow Conference Center, Java, NY
Mar 17 – Mar 23 all-day

**Participants must be selected for a program, and availability is subject to change.  We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, and will continue to follow CDC, State, and County health and safety guidelines as we run in-person programming. Please contact natasha@highergroundusa with any questions**

Our week-long outdoor therapeutic recreation programs support those experiencing symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, and/or Polytrauma. The program is designed to help you discover a renewed sense of belonging, improve quality of life, and connect you with a community. February 22-28, 2021 Week-long Ice Climbing Program for veterans

  • Who: 6 Female Veterans/Service Members.
  • What: Horseback riding and skill building through various activities (grooming, tacking, trail riding, arena riding, etc.) with Wolcott Farms. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. All riding levels welcome.
  • Where: Warsaw, NY
  • Cost: FREE – Higher Ground Covers ALL program related costs 

A few notes about our program:

  • Registration: Our programs are for veterans with symptoms of PTSD, TBI, MST, and/or polytrauma. If you would like to attend a program, you must first register on our website under the Programs tab of our website. From there, a Participant Coordinator will be in contact with you regarding available opportunities for you. If you have already registered but your contact information has changed, please let us know so we can continue to inform you of upcoming programs! 
  • One-Time Experience: Due to our lengthy wait list, we are only able to provide one week-long program. We provide resources to find recreation in your home community, as well as 3 years of follow-up after you have completed our program.
  • Recreational Therapy: Our programs incorporate daily group discussions to reflect on the impact of recreation, typically they last about an hour right before dinner.