Military Veterans Programs
Military veterans are welcome at all NSCD programs. Below are programs specifically designed for veterans or programs that have special pricing for veterans. Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.
Ski and Snowboard Program for Military Veterans
Veterans Camp – Summer
Veterans Paralympic Experience
Veterans Rocky Mountain Adventure – Winter
Veterans Family Day Raft Trip
Veterans Family Lake Day Fun
Other Free Military Veteran Programs
Join us for four days of adventure camping in the mountains. Activities may include whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, Winter Park resort activities and fishing. Participants who are not independent in self-care must supply a personal care provider who is available to them throughout the length of the camp. Space is limited – register today!
* If the minimum number of campers is not met 7 days prior to a camp, the camp will be canceled.
Dates: August 20 – 23, 2020
Location: Winter Park, CO (tent camping and backcountry hut, not accessible)
Price: Free to military veterans with a disability. $25 deposit is required to reserve your spot and will be refunded at the end of camp. Family members are $25 per person.
Ages: 18 & up
Come experience the thrill of rafting on the beautiful Upper Colorado River with your family! Learn the basics of raft and water safety and enjoy your trip down the river in rafts or duckies. We offer a variety of adaptive equipment to make these trips safe, comfortable and enjoyable for the whole group.
Dates: Sunday, June 28th
Location: Upper Colorado river, near Kremmling, CO
Price: Family members are $40 per person
Ages: 5 & up
Join us for a Lake Day adventure in Grand Lake – and an afternoon of NSCD Moves and Archery at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA.
Dates: Sunday, August 2nd
Price: Family members are $25 per person
Ages: 5 & up
Check out our other programs that are free to veterans!
Archery Clinic: During the Archery Clinic, athletes will be introduced to and taught the finer points of the sport of target archery.
Denver Adaptive Airgun Team (DAAT): The NSCD partners with Denver Police Department and Craig Hospital to offer an adaptive airgun training program.
Fishing Club: Participants will learn how to cast, use different lures/bait and gain knowledge on different types of fish.
Indoor Paddling Club: Participants will have the chance to learn and test your paddling skills in a fun and safe environment.
Outdoor Paddling Club: Participants will get the chance to explore a number of different whitewater parks in Colorado’s Front Range.
Dates: Every day of the week during the 2019-2020 Winter Park Resort Season
Location: Winter Park Resort, CO
Price: First lesson is free, subsequent lessons are 50% of published season pricing. Scholarships are available. Call 970-726-1518 to receive the discount code before booking online.
Includes: One all-day alpine ski or snowboard lesson, lift ticket and equipment
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Imagine connecting with other veterans who share your desire to get out and discover the freedom of the slopes. Join the NSCD for three nights of lodging, meals, two days of skiing or riding (including equipment rental, lift tickets and lessons) and evening activities. Transportation will be provided during the weekend between the lodge and resort. Free to qualifying veterans with disabilities.
Dates: March 19th-22nd
Location: Winter Park Resort and YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, CO
Price: Free to military veterans with a disability. Space is limited by the total number of participants and types of accessibility needs. $25 deposit is required to reserve your spot and will be refunded at the end of camp.
Ages: 18 & up
Join fellow military veterans with a diagnosis for a one-of-a-kind Paralympic experience that includes an introduction to curling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, Nordic biathlon and sled hockey.
Date: 2020 Date TBD
Location: Snow Mountain Ranch & Fraser Valley Icebox | Grand County, CO
Price: Thanks to a generous grant for this program, there is no charge for veterans.
Includes: Instruction, equipment, lunch and transportation
If you are interested in receiving free transportation from a designated meeting place in Denver, please let the NSCD know when you make your reservation.