**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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.