Selection Criteria for the Wounded Heroes to be chosen are as follows:
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.