Apr
15
Wed
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19: HGNY Equine and Horsemanship Female Veteran Program @ Wolcott Farms 4 Seasons of Fun
Apr 15 – Apr 21 all-day

*****PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC*****

**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.

April 15-21, 2020 Female Singles Week-long Horsemanship Program

  • Who: 9 Female Veterans/Service Members and their supporters (family member or friend)
  • What: Horseback riding and skill building through various activities (grooming, tacking, trail riding, arena riding, etc.) NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. All riding levels welcome
  • Where: Warsaw, NY
  • Cost: Higher Ground Covers ALL related costs for veterans and their supporter

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.
Apr
19
Sun
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19: HGLA- Ocean Sports Camp @ Laguna Beach, CA
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm

*****PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC*****

**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 19-25, 2020
  • 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
3
Sun
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19: HGSV California Water Sports Couples Program for Female Veterans
May 3 – May 9 all-day

*****PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC*****

**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.

September California Water Sports Couples Program for Female Veterans in Relationships

  • Who: 9 female veterans and their significant others
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through water sports, including waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, kayaking and more – no experience necessary
  • When: May 3 – 9, 2020
  • Where: Fay Island, CA
  • Accommodations: Private rooms with private bathrooms in shared house
  • Accessibility: Must 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

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 dave@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
27
Wed
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19: HGNY Kayaking and Paddlesports Mixed Singles Veteran Program @ Beaver Hollow
May 27 – Jun 2 all-day

*****PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC*****

**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.

May 27-June 2, 2020 Mixed Singles Week-long Kayaking and Paddlesports Program

  • Who: 9 Veterans/Service Members and their supporters (family member or friend). This program is open to both female and male veterans.
  • What: A week of camaraderie through kayaking, fishing, hiking, and various other outdoor activities.
  • Where: Java Center, NY
  • Cost: Higher Ground Covers ALL related costs for veterans and their supporter

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.
May
28
Thu
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19: HGSV Idaho Ranch Rodeo Horse Program for Male and Female Veterans @ River Sage Ranch, Bellevue, ID
May 28 – Jun 3 all-day

*****PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC*****

**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.

Idaho Ranch Rodeo Horse Program for Male and Female Veterans and their Supporters

  • 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.
  • 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 28 – June 3, 2020
  • 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 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 dave@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
7
Sun
HGLA- Ocean Sports Camp @ Laguna Beach, ca
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 13 @ 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 June 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: June 7-13, 2020
  • 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

Jun
10
Wed
HGSV Idaho Mountain Biking Couples Program for Male Veterans @ Wood River Valley Mountain Biking
Jun 10 – Jun 16 all-day
**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.

Idaho Mountain Biking Couples Program for Male Veterans in Relationships

  • Who: 9 male veterans and their significant others
  • What: A week of recreational therapy through accessible mountain biking and other activities– no experience necessary
  • When: June 10 – 16, 2020
  • Where: Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Accommodations: House with private bathrooms
  • Accessibility: Will have upright and adaptive mountain biking
  • 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 dave@highergroundusa.org with any relevant changes.
  • One-Time Experience: Due to our lengthy waitlist, we are only able to provide one week-long program. Instead, 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 group debriefing and processing sessions 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
1
Wed
HGNY Family Veteran Program @ Beaver Hollow
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 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.

July 1-7, 2020 Family Camp Week-long Program 

  • Who: 5 male or female veterans and their significant others, and their kids!!!
  • What: A week of family-friendly recreational therapy through recreation including kayaking, fishing, hiking and more – no experience necessary
  • Where: Java Center, NY
  • Cost: Higher Ground Covers ALL related costs for veterans and their supporter

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.
Jul
15
Wed
HGSV Idaho Family Water Sports Program for Veterans and their Children @ Pettit Lake, Idaho
Jul 15 – Jul 21 all-day
**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.

July Idaho Waters Sports Family Program for Veterans and their Kids

  • Who: 5 male or female veterans and their kids!!!
  • What: A week of family-friendly recreational therapy through water sports, including waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, rafting and more – no experience necessary
  • When: July 15-21, 2020
  • Where: Pettit Lake, Stanley, Idaho
  • Accommodations: Family cabins
  • Accessibility: Some uneven terrain and steps, most activities can be adapted
  • Cost: HG covers all related costs, including travel costs for both veterans and their families

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 dave@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
5
Wed
HGNY Shawangunk Mountains Rock Climbing Mixed Singles Veteran Program @ Shawangunk Mountains
Aug 5 – Aug 11 all-day

**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.

August 5-11, 2020 Mixed Singles Week-long Shawangunk Mountains Rock Climbing Program

  • Who: 9 Veterans/Service Members and their supporters (family member or friend). This program is open to both female and male veterans.
  • What: A week of camaraderie through rock climbing, hiking, and various other outdoor activities.
  • Where: Shawangunk Mountains, NY
  • Cost: Higher Ground Covers ALL related costs for veterans and their supporter

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.