Adventures for Those Who Serve
Vermont Adaptive is proud to offer programs specifically designed for Vermont’s injured service members, veteran’s with disabilities, and their families. Since the organization’s inception, we have worked with veterans with disabilities and evolved our programs to match the changes in the needs and interests of men and women who have been injured in the line of duty.
Many years ago, Vermont Adaptive was a major destination for groups of physically disabled veterans from the Vietnam era. We then saw an increase in disabled veterans participating in sport through and after the Persian Gulf crisis. We have now entered a new era, where veterans with disabilities include those with both physical and invisible disabilities like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and brain injuries.
Through the years, we have participated in national initiatives like the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project and events, plus we continually work with our partners like Disabled Sports USA, the US Paralympics, and the United States Association of Blind Athletes. Our efforts are on a local, regional and national level.
Support for Everyone on Your Journey
We continue to increase our services, outreach, programs, training, and events for veterans with a disability on local, regional and national levels. We also continue to help veterans’ families while they navigate their transitional journey through rehabilitation and recovery and regaining independence. Participation in our activities is very empowering — it can help reunite families, create new relationships and assist in major life transitions.
2018 Veteran Ventures Events
FREE Thursday Spring Activities for ALL Veterans
Please email Ret. SSG Misha Pemble-Belkin, Kelly Walsh or call Kelly at (802)353-3178 to reserve your spot. Please email or call at least 24 hours prior for scheduling.
Thursday, June 19, 2018- Paddle, Picnic & Hike, 11 am, Indian Brooke Reservoir, Essex Jct., Vermont 05452
Thursday, July 26, 2018- Outdoor Rock Climbing, 9 am, 56 Turner Mill Lane, Stowe, Vermont 05672
Thursday, August 2, 2018- Hiking, 10 am, Pinnacle Heights Rd, Stowe, Vermont 05672
Thursday, August 9, 2018- Paddle the Winooski River, 10 am, Millyard Canoe Access, Winooski, Vermont 05404
Friday, August 10, 2018- Outdoor Rock Climbing, 9 am, 56 Turner Mill Lane, Stowe, Vermont 05672
Thursday, August 16, 2018- Hike, Swim & Float, 11 am, Bingham Falls, Stowe, Vermont 05672
Thursday, August 23, 2018- Outdoor Rick Climbing, 9 am, 56 Turner Mill Lane, Stowe, Vermont 05672
Thursday, August 30, 2018- Biking, 10 am, Topnotch Access Parking- off Brook Road (just past Topnotch Resort on Rt 108) Stowe, Vermont 05672
Sign-Up or Get Involved
To learn more about specific veteran’s programs, contact Kelly via email or call 802.786.4991. We are also recruiting veterans to serve as program volunteers and ambassadors. Ask Kelly about these opportunities too!