Date(s) - Jun. 23, 2015-Jun. 28, 2015
DSUSA Far West
Chapter name: DSUSA FW
Contact: Haakon Lang-Ree
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This event is a sports rehabilitation camp for 20 American Military Service Men and Women disabled during active duty status, and their spouses. They will receive specialized instruction in flat water paddle sports, cycling, hiking, rope course and fly fishing.
What is our Wounded Warrior Program?
Our program provides year round sports programs for severely wounded service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict and the Global War on Terrorism.
Forty-one years of experience has shown early intervention with active sports results in successful rehabilitation, leading to employment. The “Wounded Warriors” and their family members are provided these opportunities free of charge, including transportation, lodging, adaptive equipment and individualized instruction in over a dozen different winter and summer sports.
Why is this Program Important? “If I can do this, I can do anything!”
These soldiers, airmen and marines are going through a very difficult time. They are warriors, athletes with the majority in their twenties. This sudden, traumatic change in physical ability makes service members vulnerable to psychological and emotional, as well as physical trauma; which severely impacts them and their families.
What they need is action NOW that will show them the promise of a bright and active future. Sport provides this. With the proper adaptive equipment and trained instructors, they can successfully learn a sport – almost any sport—in ONE day. This immediate success provides a foundation for the development of a positive self-image and outlook on life. This transformation is a key factor in leading an independent, full and productive life.
Our Sports Camps For Wounded Warriors
Disabled Sports USA Far West conducts winter and summer adapted sports camps for severely injured and disabled American Military Service Members. These camps at Lake Tahoe are available free of charge because of many generous donors and sponsors