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RECENT NEWS

Vail Veterans Program celebrates 15 years of helping heroes
March 18, 2019

VAIL — An Army Special Forces unit is skiing down Vail Mountain when its members cross paths with a Vail Veterans Program crew. Both groups stop, happily acknowledge each other and their gear. Handshakes and introductions all around, most punctuated with: “Thank you for your service.” “Thank you for yours.” In that instant is the… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program’s Family Week reminds us that we’re all in this together

VAIL — Jess and Tina Walton’s two sons were among dozens of kids bouncing around the Larkspur restaurant Thursday morning, anxious for their last day skiing on Vail Mountain with the Vail Veterans Program. Eight-year-old Chase Walton strolled past his dad and gave him a loving punch in the shoulder … because they’re guys who… Read more »

Vail Veterans Program helps heroic caregivers learn they’re not alone
January 8, 2019

  VAIL — Because it takes one to know one, the women at this week’s Vail Veterans Program’s caregivers conference were best friends before they even met. Twenty-eight women are in town — all caregivers for combat veterans who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. Just as heroic as those soldiers are the people who… Read more »

Other Programs

Caregivers Retreat: September 4 – 8, 2019

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.

Caregivers Reunion: December 5 – 8, 2018 & April 10 – 13, 2019

Caregivers Retreat Alumni are invited back to Vail, CO to continue their healing journey and build upon the skills and communities gained during the Caregivers 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): September 19 – 22, 2019

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.