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May
23
Mon
HG May Ranch Rodeo for Male & Female Veterans @ River Sage Stables
May 23 – May 29 all-day

HG May Equine/Horsemanship Program

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 horseback riding, handling, roping, cattle sorting and more. All skills learned throughout the week will culminate in a final “Ranch Rodeo” competition among all participants —Interest in equine activities is preferred
  • When: May 23-29, 2022
  • Where: River Sage Stables in Bellevue, Idaho
  • Accommodations:
    • RVs Accessibility: Must be able to mount horse with assistance, maintain balance on moving horse, navigate RV (ascend stairs, navigate tight spaces)
  • Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for both veteran and their supporter

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

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

Jun
15
Wed
HG June Couples Water Sports Program for Male & Female Veterans @ Beaver Hollow Conference Center
Jun 15 – Jun 21 all-day

HG June Couples Water Sports Program for Male & Female Veterans

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 spouse or significant other
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through paddle sports, hiking, other various activities – no experience necessary
  • When: June 15-21, 2022
  • Where: Beaver Hollow Conference Center, Java, NY
  • Accommodations: Each coulpe 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 significant other

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

 

Aug
9
Tue
HG Singles White Water Kayaking Program for Male & Female Veterans 
Aug 9 – Aug 15 all-day

August White Water Kayaking Program for Male & Female Veterans 

  • Who: 9 male or female veterans and their supporters 
    • 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.   
  • WhatA week of recreational therapy through white water kayaking and rafting — no experience necessary 
  • WhenAugust 9 – 15, 2022
  • WhereSalmon River, Idaho 
  • AccommodationsPrimitive beach camping, tents provided 
  • Accessibility: Must be able to enter and exit unsteady raft and traverse rocky, sandy beaches with assistance 
  • 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

Aug
10
Wed
HG Singles Week-long Rock Climbing Veteran Program @ Rumney, NH
Aug 10 – Aug 16 all-day

August 10-16, 2022 Mixed Singles Week-long Rock Climbing Program in Rumney, NH

  • Who: 8-10 Veterans/Service Members and their supporters. This program is open to both female and male veterans.
    • 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)
  • What: Intro to rock climbing with Paradox Sports. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. All skill levels welcome.
  • Where: Rumney, NH
  • Accommodations: Barn Door Hostel Rumney, NH
  • Accessibility: The approach can range from 15-30 minutes of navigating various terrain (uneven trails with rocks, boulders, stone steps, sand and gravel, uphill/downhill) before arriving at the climbing site.
  • Cost: Higher Ground Covers ALL related costs for veterans and their supporter
  • SUMBIT YOUR INTEREST: HERE

*submitting interest in our program is not an official registration, program fill/participant selection is based on a variety of factors*

A few notes about our program:

  • Our programs are for veterans with symptoms of PTS, TBI, MST, and/or polytrauma.
  • 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.
Aug
19
Fri
HG Couples Fly Fishing for Male and Female Veterans @ Three Rivers Ranch, ID
Aug 19 – Aug 25 all-day

August Idaho Fly Fishing Couples Program 

  • Who: 9 male veterans and their significant others 
  • WhatA week of recreational therapy through fly fishing and being outdoors in Idaho- no experience necessary 
  • WhenAugust 19-25, 2022
  • WhereThree Rivers Ranch, Ashton, Idaho
    • www.threeriversranch.com 
  • AccommodationsRanch- Private rooms with private bathroom 
  • Accessibilitymust be able to maintain balance on rocky, uneven surface and stand for long periods of time to fish, may get sea sickness from drift boat 
  • Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for both veterans and supporters 
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