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Apr
25
Sun
HGLA- Ocean Sports Camp @ Laguna Beach, CA
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – May 1 @ 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 April Ocean Sports Program for Male & Female Veterans and their Supporters

  • Who: 9 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.
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing and camping — no experience necessary
  • When: April 25 – May 1, 2021
  • Where: Laguna Beach, CA
  • Accommodations:  camping, tents provided
  • Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for both veterans and supporters

 

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

May
2
Sun
May California Water Sports Couples Program @ Fay Island
May 2 – May 8 all-day

May California Water Sports Couples Program 

  • Who: 9 veterans and their significant others 
  • WhatA week of recreational therapy through water sports, including waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, kayaking and more – no experience necessary 
  • WhenMay 2-8, 2021 
  • WhereFay Island, CA 
  • AccommodationsPrivate rooms with private bathrooms  
  • AccessibilityMust be able to ascend stairs and maintain core balance, will have a water sit-ski 
  • Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for both veterans and supporters 
May
16
Sun
HGLA- Equine/Horsemanship Camp @ Caliente, CA
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – May 22 @ 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 Equine/Horsemanship Program for Male & Female Veterans

  • Who: 10 veterans
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through Equine Therapy and Horsemanship! — no experience necessary
  • When: May 16-22, 2021
  • 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

May
24
Mon
May Ranch Rodeo Horseback Riding Program for Male and Female Veterans @ River Sage Stables
May 24 – May 30 all-day

June Ranch Rodeo Horseback Riding Program for Male and Female Veterans 

  • Who: 9 male and 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.   
  • WhatA 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 24-May 30, 2021 
  • WhereRiver Sage Stables in Bellevue, Idaho 
  • Accommodations: RVs 
  • AccessibilityMust 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 veterans and supporters 
Jun
6
Sun
June Golfing Couples Program
Jun 6 – Jun 12 all-day

June Golfing Couples Program 

  • Who:  veterans and their significant others 
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through golfing and other activities in Sun Valley, ID – no experience necessary  
  • When: June 6-12, 2021 
  • WhereSun Valley, ID
  • AccommodationsHotel   
  • AccessibilityAdaptive equipment for a limited number of golfers 
  • Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for both veterans and supporters 
Jul
18
Sun
HGLA- SCUBA Camp @ Catalina Island, CA
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 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 April Ocean Sports Program for Male & Female Veterans and their Supporters

  • Who: 9 veterans
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through open water SCUBA diving and certification! — no experience necessary
  • When: July 18-24, 2021
  • 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

Aug
9
Mon
August White Water Kayaking Program for Male Veterans @ Orange Torpedo Kayak Adventures
Aug 9 – Aug 15 all-day

August White Water Kayaking Program for Male Veterans 

  • Who: 9 male 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, 2021 
  • 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 
Aug
20
Fri
August Idaho Fly Fishing Couples Program @ Three Rivers Ranch
Aug 20 – Aug 26 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 20-26, 2021 
  • 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 

 

Sep
6
Mon
September White Water Rafting Program for Healthcare Professionals and First Responders @ Mackay Whitewater River Adventures
Sep 6 – Sep 12 all-day

September White Water Rafting Program for First Responders and Healthcare Professional 

  • Who: 9 participants and their significant other
  • WhatA week of recreational therapy through white water rafting, and kayaking no experience necessary 
  • When: September 6-12, 2021 
  • WhereSalmon River, Idaho 
  • AccommodationsPrimitive beach camping, tents and cots 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 
Oct
10
Sun
HGLA- Climbing Sports Camp @ Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 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: 9 veterans
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through climbing and camping — no experience necessary
  • When: October 10-16, 2020
  • 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