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.
May 24, 2018- Hiking/ Leisure Walk, 10 am, Moss Glen Falls, Stowe
May 31, 2018- Mountain Biking/Trail Riding, 10 am, Sunny Hollow Trail in Colchester
June 7, 2018- Cycling, Biking, and Adaptive Riding, 10 am, The Old Mill Park in Johnson
June 14, 2018- Cycling, Biking, and Adaptive Riding, PREP FOR CENTURY RIDE, 10 am, Park Near Burlington Skate Park, Meet in Front of New Sailing Center
Sat. June 23, 2018- 8th Annual Long Trail Century Ride (Family 5k, 20mi, 40mi, 60mi, 100mi), Pre Sign Up Required Before June 1st, Long Trail Brewery
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!