Week-long Programs

A seven-day experience utilizing Recreational Therapy to promote the healing and growth of veterans and their partners/supporters. Qualifying veterans experience symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, and/or Polytrauma. The experience is designed to help participants (veterans and their supporters) discover a renewed sense of identity and belonging, improved quality of life, and connection with a community of individuals with similar experiences.
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Veteran Day Program

Newer to HG's programming line up are day programs serving veterans local to each chapter. Each chapter utilizes community partners to provide daily programming including fly fishing, equine, rock climbing, billiards, and more. Qualifying veterans experience symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, and/or Polytrauma.

Check out each location to learn more about opportunities near you.

Week-long Program

Upcoming Programs:
HG 5/20 WS: May 3-9 Water Sports Couples Programs for Female Veterans in Relationships Fay Island, CA
HG 6/20 RR: May 28-June 3 Ranch Rodeo Program for Male/Female Veterans and Supporters River Sage Stables, Sun Valley, ID
HG 6/20 MTB: June 10-16 Mountain Bike Program Couples Program for Male Veterans in Relationships Sun Valley, ID
HG 7/20 FC: July 15-21 Family Watersports Program Pettit Lake, Stanley, ID
HG 8/20 WWR: August 5-11 Rafting Program for Male Veterans in Relationships Main Fork Salmon River, ID
HG 8/20 OT: August 17-23 Rafting Program for Male Veterans and Supporters Main Fork Salmon River, ID
HG 8/20 FF: August 21-27 Fly Fishing Couples Program for Male Veterans in Relationships Three Rivers Ranch, Eastern, ID
HG 10/20 MTB: September 30-October 6 Mountain Bike Couples Program for Male/Female Veterans in Relationships Sun Valley, ID
HG 10/20 FF: October 25-31 Fly Fishing Couples Program for Male Veterans in Relationships Sun Valley, ID

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Day Program

Snowsports

Join us on the mountain for weekly skiing/boarding with a group or individual lessons.
Weekly Rides
Dates: Saturdays, January 4 - March 21
When: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Where: Bald Mountain

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Individual Lessons
Request a lesson or schedule a session- three one-on-one lessons over a month. Lessons at Dollar and Baldy. Please provide proof of disability (VA rating).

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Fly Fishing

Fly Tying Classes
Prepare for the fishing season by learning to tie your own flies! Beginner and Intermediate classes offered.

Intermediate Classes
Third Tuesday of every month (Nov- Mar)
5:00-7:00 pm at the HG Office
Third Tuesday of every month, November-March, then weekly March 24- May 12
Beginner Classes
Tuesdays, March 24-May 12
5:00-7:00 pm at the HG Office

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Check back soon for spring 2020 casting clinic schedule.

Week-long Program

Upcoming Programs:
HGLA 1/20 SS: January 12-18 Big Bear Snowsports for Male/Female Veterans and Supporters Big Bear Lake, CA
HGLA 4/20 OS: April 19-25 Ocean Sports for Male/Female Veterans and Supporters Laguna Beach, CA
HGLA 6/20 OS: June 7-13 Ocean Sports for Male/Female Veterans and Supporters Laguna Beach, CA

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Day Program

The HGLA chapter collaborates with U.S. Vets to provide day programming in the Los Angeles area.

Week-long Program

Upcoming Programs:
HGNY 4/20 HP: April 15-21 Horsemanship Program for Female Veterans and Supporters Warsaw, NY
HGNY 5/20 KP: May 27-June 2 Kayaking & Paddlesports for Male/Female Veterans and Supporters Java Center, NY
HGNY 7/20 FC: July 1-7 New York 4th of July Family Camp Java Center, NY
HGNY 8/20 RC: August 5-11 Shawangunk Mountains Rock Climbing Program for Male/Female Veterans and Supporters Shawangunk Mountains, NY
HGNY 10/20 HR: October 7-13 Horsemanship Program for Male and Female Veterans in Relationships Warsaw, NY

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Day Program

Join us on December 1 for HGNY's first annual All Units Reunion. Contact Natasha Roseboom for more information.Natasha@highergroundusa.org

There is no other program in the country that offers the whole-life healing that we do at Higher Ground. We are the only program that invites the spouse or other supporter to be part of the journey. Together, the pair forms a new unit with other veterans and supporters in their program. They take on new challenges. They talk.

They listen. They feel heard. They feel hope.

The real healing begins when they head home. Higher Ground guarantees the veteran can stay active in recreation by providing the equipment and finances needed. We also commit to three years of follow-up support. We check in, we encourage, and we help them remember that they are not in this alone.