This Adaptive Sports Program empowers Veterans to take up adaptive sports as a fun and exciting platform to improve their physical fitness, mental toughness, and emotional wellness.
After successfully completing the life-changing Unbroken Spirit Pre-Deployment Training Course, you will be eligible to join your fellow Veterans in Asheville, NC and take on our Adaptive Sports Outdoor Program. Our individual and group activities are geared to build on your strengths, motivate you to consider new activities, and help promote a sense of belonging and peer support following our belief that we are STRONGER TOGETHER AND TOGETHER UNBROKEN.
To be eligible for this adaptive sports program, interested Veterans must provide documented proof of their condition upon request. Please contact your physician or health care provider to ensure you can participate in physical activities as the ones listed below.
During their time in Asheville, Veterans will stay in an Asheville Hotel with an accessible room, hot showers, and meals. During this phase of training, you learn to try something new, stay committed to being active, and reduce any negative sigma you may feel. Our goal of this phase of training is to give Veterans with physical disabilities access to the transformative power of adventure in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment.
We will get you out of your comfort zone and focusing on what you can do instead of dwelling on what you can’t do. Our activities will help boost your self-esteem, improve your physical and mental health, and make you more resilient. Proven benefits from an Adaptive Sports Program include reduced stress, increased quality of life, lowered blood pressure, improved weight management, and enhanced rehabilitative process. Let us empower you to learn the skills and methods to get your life back and become a true Unbroken Spirit.
One cool part of our program is a Celebratory Dinner for you with the members of our community who donated their hard-earned money to make this program completely FREE for you. It’s just a chance for you to be celebrated and recognized by people who actually care a lot about you.
What: Course 2 – 2024
When: July 22 – 28, 2024
Where: Asheville, North Carolina
Day 1 – Monday, 22 July, 2024
Arrival at the Designated Team Hotel in Asheville, Welcoming, and Team Dinner
Day 2 – Tuesday, 23 July, 2024
Activity 1 – Indoor Rock Climbing
Day 3 – Wednesday, 24 July, 2024
Activity 2 – River to Ridge
Day 4 – Thursday, 25 July, 2024
Activity 3 – ZLAP to Guided Ducky Trip
Activity 4 – Environmental Education Seminar, Learn to Love the River
Day 5 – Friday, 26 July, 2024
Activity 5 – Custom Whitewater Rafting Trip
Day 6 – Saturday, 27 July, 2024
Activity 6 – Fly Fishing
Activity 7 – Clean Up Community Service Project
Day 7 – Sunday, 28 July, 2024