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.

Archery Clinic
Denver Adaptive Airgun Team
NSCD Paddle Programs
Ski and Snowboard Program for Military Veterans
Veterans Camp
Veterans Family Camp
Veterans Paralympic Experience
Veterans Rocky Mountain Adventure


Archery Clinic

During the Archery Clinic, athletes will be introduced to and taught the finer points of the sport of target archery. The NSCD will provide re-curve and compound bows that will be appropriate for athletes of all ages, levels and abilities. If you have your own archery gear please feel free to bring that for personal use. You will receive instruction from a USA Archery Level II instructor who is well versed in the new and traditional forms of archery and how to achieve success in each style. Whether you are a new archer or an old pro looking for some feedback and a range to practice on, this program is a great fit for you.

Dates: Thursdays, October –May **Cancelled On August 15th & August 22nd**Dates may change in December due to holidays**
Times: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:
Salvation Army Red Shield | 2915 N. High St., Denver, CO 80205
Price: $15 per person or 1 Adventure Pass Punch | Free for veterans
Ages: 7 & up

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Denver Adaptive Airgun Team (DAAT)

The NSCD partners with the Denver Police Department and Craig Hospital to offer an adaptive airgun training program. The program began with a grant from Adaptive Sports USA to bring adaptive air rifle skills and competitions to veterans in seven cities across the United States. Joined by Paralympic Coach Roger Sak, the military veterans joined a national community-based outreach program, providing resources and education, conducting regional and national competitions and providing access to international competitions.

The Denver Adaptive Airgun Team (DAAT)’s success has enabled the program to continue, and it is now open to anyone with a disability and free to military veterans. DAAT is an air rifle and air pistol shooting program for participants of all abilities. DAAT is a great chance to try the sport of airgun as well as an opportunity for established marksmen to hone their skills and share shooting experience/expertise with their peers.

*The following video contains military footage with gunfire and explosions.

Date: Mondays, February–April (except the third week of the month)
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location:
 Salvation Army Red Shield | 2915 N. High St. Denver, CO 80205
Price: $15 per person or 1 Adventure Pass Punch | Free for veterans with a disability
Ages: 16 & up

Date: Third Tuesday of the month, February–April
Times: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:
 Denver Police Department Shooting Range | 3241 Park Ave. W. Denver, CO 80216
Price: $15 per person or 1 Adventure Pass Punch | Free for veterans with a disability
Ages: 16 & up

Date: First Thursday of the month, February–October
Times: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location:
 Craig Hospital | 3425 S. Clarkson St. Englewood, CO 80113
Price: $15 per person or 1 Adventure Pass Punch | Free for veterans with a disability
Ages: 16 & up

Date: Third Tuesday of the month, May–October
Times: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:
 Salvation Army Red Shield | 2915 N. High St. Denver, CO 80205
Price: $15 per person or 1 Adventure Pass Punch | Free for veterans with a disability
Ages: 16 & up

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NSCD Paddle Programs

The NSCD is a Team River Runner chapter. We partner for instruction and adaptive

equipment as needed. We invite all veterans to come out to the Carmody Recreation Center pool and improve their kayaking skills.

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Indoor Paddling Club

During the Indoor Paddling Club, you will have the chance to learn and test your paddling skills in a fun and safe environment. Learn the basics or refine advanced paddling skills with instruction from certified and experienced instructors. This program is a great fit for both the veteran boater looking to stay sharp in the off-season or a novice wanting to learn the basics so they can hit the river when the season comes. Join the NSCD and Team River Runner at the Carmody Recreation Center every Monday night!

Dates: Mondays, Year-Round
Location: Carmody Recreation Center | 2200 S. Kipling St., Lakewood, CO 80227
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $15 per person or 1 Adventure Punch Pass | Free for veterans
Ages: 5 & up

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Outdoor  Paddling Club

In our Outdoor Paddling Club, you will get the chance to explore a number of different whitewater parks in Colorado’s Front Range. Practice your paddling skills or pass on your expertise in a fun and safe whitewater environment. Come prepared to challenge yourself and push your boundaries on the river. When paddling with the NSCD, you will be provided a boat, life jacket, spray skirt (if necessary), helmet and paddle to use for the day. If the weather warrants it, we will also provide a wetsuit and other protective equipment. We suggest that you try to avoid wearing jeans or sweats (anything cotton) and instead dress in layers of fleece, wool, Capilene or synthetic clothing. Weather conditions can change quickly on the water and it is better to have too many layers than to be wet and/or cold!

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Dates: Thursdays, May-August
Location: Denver’s Confluence Park and Golden Play Park*, CO
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Price: $25  per person or 2 Adventure Pass Punches | Free for veterans
Ages: 7 & up

*Location may change based on water conditions and level.

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Ski and Snowboard Program for Military Veterans

Group Ski ShotThis activity is for military veterans of any age who have a disability and want to learn or improve ski or snowboard skills.

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

2019/2020 Lessons: Individual
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Veterans Camp

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. Space is limited – register today!

Dates: August 30-September 2, 2019
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.
Ages: 18 & up

 

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Veterans Family Camp

Join us for a weekend of tent camping at the Jim Creek Campground in Winter Park from Friday night to late Sunday afternoon. Your adventure may include activities ranging from rafting, lake fun, Winter Park Resort activities, NSCD Moves! and nightly campfires. Includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Take advantage of this opportunity to create lifelong family memories.

* If the minimum number of campers is not met 7 days prior to a camp, the camp will be canceled.

Dates: August 2-4, 2019
Location: Winter Park, CO
Price: Veterans are free. $125 per adult; $75 per child age 5 & up
Ages: 5 & up

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Veterans Paralympic Experience

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. 

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Veterans Rocky Mountain Adventure

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: February 14- 17, 2020 | Presidents Day Weekend
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

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