PO BOX 6473


Vail Veterans Program is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization.
Tax ID 20-5254885


Hosting heroes: Vail Veterans Program welcomes wounded military vets for 5-day golf outing
August 27, 2018

  VAIL – For wounded U.S. military veterans — and their families — tours of duty last a lifetime. Years outside of the military are spent adjusting to society, building confidence and getting used to a new normal after catastrophic injuries. The Vail Veterans Program uses the freedom of the Rocky Mountains along with rehabilitative… Read more »

Making memories, sharing adventures: Vail Veterans Program hosting summer family session this week
July 31, 2018

VAIL — High-tech and low-touch is not a great way to live. “Go outside, unplug and play,” said Kim Elliott, a recreation therapist with the Navy Medical Center in San Diego. Elliott is one of dozens of people in town this week for the Vail Veterans Program’s summer session. This one focuses on families, because… Read more »

Vail Today: Vail Veterans Program utilizes the healing power of the mountains (video)
March 21, 2018

VAIL – Can mountains heal people? The Vail Veterans Program believes they can. That’s why they bring military injured and their families to the Vail Valley for adaptive skiing and snowboarding programs in the winter and a multitude of activities in the summer. This week, over 30 wounded veterans and their family members were invited… Read more »

Other Programs

Caregivers Retreat: August 22 – 26, 2018 & September 5 – 9, 2018

The Caregivers Retreat encourages caregivers of wounded veterans to connect with others experiencing similar challenges, provides them with sustainable tools to incorporate into their daily lives, and offering them the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a safe and comfortable environment. Caregivers visit Vail, CO for three-days of bonding and wellness activities, including self-awareness programs, yoga, meditation, outdoor recreation, spa treatments, and group meals.

Veterans Path to Success (Orlando, FL): September 16 – 19, 2018, October 14 – 17, 2018 & October 28 – 31, 2018

Vail Veterans Program, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute (HPI), offers VVP alumni a three-day training program focusing on performance psychology, exercise physiology, and nutrition. Participants learn how to expand their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy in order to sustain increased engagement, performance, and resiliency. This training program assists wounded veterans in acknowledging their “old story,” while helping them to identify their “new story” for future success outside of the military.

Resiliency Training (Vail, CO): September 20 – 23, 2018

Vail Veterans Program offers Resiliency Training as a follow-up course to Veterans Path to Success, hosted in Vail, CO and led by a Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute coach. This training allows participants to approach stress management in an innovative and proactive way. Instead of avoiding stressful situations, participants learn how to strategically manage stress and plan for adequate recovery in order to increase resiliency. The Resiliency Training provides participants with tools to embrace stress and use it to their advantage as a tactic to maximize performance.

Family Support Programs

Vail Veterans Program stays engaged with our alumni by providing individual families with opportunities to return to Vail to continue in the healing process. The Vail Veterans Program also partners with Black Mountain Dude Ranch in McCoy, Colorado to host individual alumni families, up to three times per year, for a week of western fun, relaxation, and healing in a safe and comfortable environment.