Outdoor 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 Outings for ALL Veterans
Please email Ret. SSG Misha Pemble-Belkin, or call 802.770.0445 to reserve your spot. Please email or call at least 48 hours prior for scheduling.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018- Kayak, Canoe, Paddleboard, Meet at 10 a.m.; Burlington Sailing Center, Burlington
Thursday, Sept. 20 2018- Outdoor Rock Climbing, Meet at 9 a.m.; 56 Turner Mill Lane, Stowe
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018- Downhill Mountain Biking, Meet at 10 a.m.; Killington Resort, Killington
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018- Disk Golf, Meet at 10 a.m.; 1239 Edwards Rd., Jeffersonville
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018- Outdoor Rock Climbing, Meet at 9 a.m.; 56 Turner Mill Lane, Stowe
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018- Apple Picking, Meet at 9 a.m. Location TBA
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018- Indoor Archery, Meet at 10:30; 275 Nason St., St. Albans City
Friday, Nov. 9-11, 2018- Veterans Day Weekend at Killington; spaces are limited call to reserve. Killington Resort and surrounding area
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 – Hike Mount Pisgah, Meet at 10 a.m.; 15-1 CCC Rd., Orleans
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!