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Jun
5
Sun
HG June Fishing Program for Male & Female Veterans @ Yakutat Lodge
Jun 5 – Jun 11 all-day

HG Fishing Program for Male & Female Veterans at Yakutat Lodge

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.

**Participants must be selected for a program, and availability is subject to change. Please contact Even PoC with any questions!**

  • Who: 8-10 male or female veterans and their supporters (optional)
    • Note: As part of our individuals programming, you may bring a supporter, which can be a close family member or friend who is a significant part of your daily life (civilian over 18 or veteran) to attend the program, free of cost.
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through fly fishing and being outdoors in Alaska – no experience necessary
  • When: June 5-11, 2022
  • Where: Yakutat Lodge, AK
  • Accommodations: Private Rooms
  • Accessibility: must be able to maintain balance on rocky, uneven surface and stand for long periods of time to fish
  • Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for both veterans and supporters

A few notes about our program:

  • Registration: If you would like to attend a program, you must first register on our website here. 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 waitlist, 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.

For more information, watch our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8gSBrgqIzQ

Jul
24
Sun
HG July SCUBA Program for Veteran Couples @Catalina Island @ Catalina Island, CA
Jul 24 – Jul 30 all-day

**Participants must be selected for a program, and availability is subject to change. Please contact Even PoC 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.

 

HG SCUBA Program for Male & Female Veterans and their spouse or significant other

  • Who: 5 veterans and their spouse or significant other
    • Note: As part of our couples programming, veteran participants bring their spouse or significant other to attend the program, free of cost.
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through open water SCUBA diving and certification! — no experience necessary
  • When: July 24-30, 2022
  • Where: Catalina Island, CA
  • Accommodations:  Seaport Village Inn on Catalina Island down the road from the dive site
  • Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for veterans

 

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 here. 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 waitlist, 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.

For more information, watch our video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8gSBrgqIzQ

Jul
26
Tue
HG July Family Camp @ Beaver Hollow Conference Center
Jul 26 – Aug 1 all-day

HG Family Camp at Beaver Hollow

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.

**Participants must be selected for a program, and availability is subject to change. Please contact Even PoC with any questions!**

  • Who: 5 veterans and their families (parent/guardian with their children)
  • What: A week of family-friendly recreational therapy through horsemanship fishing, paddle sports, hiking, art as therapy, archery, pickle ball, and other various activities – no experience necessary
  • When: July 26 – August 1, 2022
  • Where: Beaver Hollow Conference Center, Java, NY
  • Accommodations: Each family will have their own hotel style room with private bathroom
  • Accessibility: Some uneven terrain and steps, mostly paved or gravel paths throughout the property
  • Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for both veterans and their families

 

A few notes about our program:

  • Registration: If you would like to attend a program, you must first register on our website here. 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 waitlist, 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.

For more information, watch our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8gSBrgqIzQ

 

Oct
9
Sun
HG October Climbing Program for Veterans @Joshua Tree @ Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm

**Participants must be selected for a program, and availability is subject to change. Please contact Event PoC 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.

 

HGLA October Climbing Sports Program for Male & Female Veterans

  • Who: 10 veterans
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through climbing and camping — no experience necessary
  • When: October 9-15, 2022
  • Where: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
  • Accommodations:  camping, tents sleeping bags provided
  • Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for veteran participants
  • Veterans must first apply here!

 

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 here. 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 Kris@highergroundusa.org with any relevant changes.
  • One-Time Experience: Due to our lengthy waitlist, 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.

For more information, watch our video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8gSBrgqIzQ

Nov
6
Sun
HG November Horsemanship Program for Veterans @Caliente, CA @ Caliente, CA
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm

**Participants must be selected for a program, and availability is subject to change. Please contact Even PoC 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.

 

HGLA May Horsemanship Program for Male & Female Veterans

  • Who: 10 veterans
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through breaking wild mustangs and Horsemanship (you will not be riding horses)— no experience necessary
  • When: November 6-12, 2022
  • Where: Caliente, CA (Wild Horse Rescue)
  • Accommodations:  Cottages/cabins on the ranch
  • Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for veterans

 

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 here. 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 waitlist, 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.

For more information, watch our video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8gSBrgqIzQ