Caregiver Retreat: September 9 – 13, 2020
The Caregiver 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.
Caregiver Reunion: TBD 2020
Caregiver Retreat Alumni are invited back to Vail, CO to continue their healing journey and build upon the skills and communities gained during the Caregiver Retreat. In partnership with Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute, Caregivers are also introduced to Resilience Training. 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 resilience.
Veterans Path to Success (Orlando, FL): October 13 – 16, 2019 & October 20 – 23, 2019
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.
Resilience Training (Vail, CO): TBD 2020
Vail Veterans Program offers Resilience 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 Resilience 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.