Every veteran, no matter what our role was in service, come back differently than when we left. To many, integration as a civilian can be crippling. Being around other veterans is comforting to us, but we also need to expand those types of bonds to family and friends that our service separated us from (physically and emotionally). Unfortunately, relating to non-veterans can be challenging. While there are several outdoor recreation type “adventure” organizations for disabled veterans, they don’t address the veteran’s loved ones as part of the experience(s) and often, are restricted only to disabled veterans.
We have found that communal experiences with the ones we love, is incredibly therapeutic in rebuilding these connections. We are providing an outdoor recreation area and learning center specifically with this in mind. Providing a place where bonds can be rebuilt through shared experiences in a relaxing environment. We have the comfort of being around like-minded people who appreciate each other, and re-building that comfort with the other important people in our lives.