About Our Events
The Wounded Heroes Family Adventures offers two events per year, one in the winter and one in the summer.
The entire family participates in every activity in order to reinforce their bond together as a family. The two programs below provide these activities under expert guidance:
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Reimagining Possibilities through Outdoor Adventures
For the Heroes, adaptive skiing, rafting, fishing and rock climbing may not seem possible. We offer them the opportunity to re-engage in activities they loved before their injuries and never imagined they could do again. For others, they learn a new activity! All achieve a new level of confidence, a sense of joy and a stronger connection with their family through our adaptive sports program.
Our partner, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center provides trained instructors and the latest adaptive equipment for all activities. Our Heroes and their families overcome physical obstacles that once seemed insurmountable – and from these accomplishments, a Hero’s confidence and perception of “what is possible” expands.
The Family Enrichment Program
Strengthening Family Bonds
The ongoing impact of a Hero’s injuries, many of which are not visible, severely tests the bonds that unite a family. Wounded Heroes Family Adventures provides a healthy environment in which to enjoy new activities as a family, to laugh, to cry and to encourage one another. The Family Enrichment Program presented by professional counselors, helps families to reconnect and to strengthen their bonds by:
- Building and re-establishing healthy communication techniques for all family members.
- Developing an understanding of the Hero and their injuries and the impact they have on their family.
- Creating a support network with other military families who share the same issues.
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The Hero has served and been injured in the OIF/OEF conflicts or the Global War on Terrorism.
The Hero has suffered serious injuries which have limited their ability to participate in regular outdoor recreational activities. Typical injuries from past events include Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), amputation, internal injuries, burns, major leg, arm, chest or back surgeries, lost or reduced eyesight or hearing, etc.
The Hero has a spouse or partner and children, all of whom must be available to participate in the event. Children must be older than 6 years to participate in the Winter Ski Program and at least 8 years old to participate in the summer programs. Families with children younger than the required ages must agree to leave younger children at home with a caretaker.
The Hero must be able to obtain their doctor’s release to participate in a certified adaptive outdoor recreational program.
The Hero and family should be available and willing to take lessons and fully participate in all of the planned outdoor activities.
The Hero and family should be available and willing to participate fully in all activities, including a Family Program for the duration of the event.
The Hero shall have attended few, if any, other multi-day Wounded Warrior programs.
Any of the above criteria may be waived at the discretion of the Participant Selection Committee.