VET-ex (veteran excursions)
The Vet-Ex Program provides free outdoor excursions in the Fall and Spring to Estes Park, Colorado, where Veterans can experience the great outdoors inside Rocky Mountain National Park! These excursions are designed to build camaraderie, establish sense of purpose and increase quality of life. Through Veteran-led small group discussions, Veterans are educated on the difficulties of societal reintegration, military transition and other important topics. Veteran must apply and be selected by a committee to participate in this program, due to limited space.
Application for Fall 2018 Excursion (Nov 8-11) now open until Sept. 7th!! Apply by clicking on the link below:
Vet-Rec (veteran recreation)
The Vet-Rec Program encourages Veterans to engage in outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing and more! This program is aimed to motivate Veterans to reconnect socially, while reducing the levels of stress, anxiety and depression. We have monthly recreational events, suited for the time of year.
Vet-connect (Veteran connection)
The Vet-Connect Program was established to bring Veterans together from all generations, enrich connections, network and provide sense of purpose, giving both older and younger Veterans a sense of unity, as well as community. Every month we host a Veteran Luncheon at local assisted living residences and every quarter we host a Veteran's Social.
McKinney Healthcare & Rehabilitation- Veteran Luncheon
UHURU PEAK EXPEDITION (Summer 2019)
We are excited to launch our first international program, Summer 2019! We will be selecting a group of Veterans to conquer one of the world's Seven Summits! Standing at 19,340 ft. above sea level, Mt. Kilimanjaro will challenge our team of Veterans both mentally and physically, during this once in a lifetime opportunity! We have named our first expedition Uhuru Peak 1 in honor of the highest peak on Kilimanjaro. Uhuru is the Swahili word for Freedom. It is hoped that by completing the expedition, Veterans will gain a feeling of freedom from the difficulties they face on an ongoing basis back home and fulfill the sense of purpose and camaraderie received during our time in service.