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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 5/21 WS: May 2-8 Water Sports Couples Program for Female Veterans in Relationships Fay Island, CA
HG 5/21 RR: May 24-30 Ranch Rodeo Equine Program for Male/Female Veterans Sun Valley, ID
HG 6/21 GF: June 6-12 Golf Couples Program for Male/Female Veterans in Relationships Sun Valley, ID
HG 8/21 OT: August 9-15 Orange Torpedo Rafting Program for Male Veterans Salmon, ID
HG 8/21 TRR: August 20-26 Fly Fishing Couples Program for Male Veterans in Relationships Three Rivers Ranch, ID
HG 9/21 WRR: September 6-12 Mackay White Water Rafting Couples Program for Male/Female 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 2 - March 20
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
Classes postponed
Beginner Classes
Classes postponed

Check back soon for spring 2021 casting clinic schedule.

Week-long Program

Upcoming Programs:
HGLA 4/21 OS: April 25-May 1 Ocean Sports for Male/Female Veterans and Supporters Big Bear, CA
HGLA 5/21 HS: May 16-21 Horsemanship Program Caliente, CA
HGLA 7/21 SA: July 18-24 Scuba Program for Male/Female Veterans and Supporters Catalina Island, CA
HGLA 9/21 LS: September Lake Sports Program for Male/Female Veterans and Supporters Catalina Island, CA
HGLA 10/21 JT: October 10-16 Climbing Program for Male/Female Veterans and Supporters Joshua Tree, 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 5/21 HR: May 16-22 Horsemanship Program for Male/Female Veterans from Texas Wood Ranch, TX
HGNY 7/21 FC: July 14-21 Watersports Program for Male/Female Veterans with Families Beaver Hollow, NY
HGNY 8/21 RC: August 4-10 Rock Climbing Program for Male/Female Veterans Adirondack Mountains, NY
HGNY 10/21 HR: October 6-10 Horsemanship Program for Male/Female Veterans in Relationships Beaver Hollow, 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.