PO BOX 6473


PHONE (970) 393-5912

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


Wounded veterans and families find healing and support in Vail
February 3, 2024

VAIL – Vail Veterans Program brings 80 participants to Vail Mountain The Vail Veterans Program hosted 80 participants for its Winter Family Program earlier this week. Seventeen wounded veterans, 17 spouses or companions, 45 children and one hospital staff member rounded out the group. Everyone enjoyed ski and snowboard lessons with the instructors from Vail… Read more »

Vail Veterans Programs’ Golf in the Rockies returns to help military injured
August 30, 2023

The Vail Veterans Program brings out wounded warriors for lessons on and off the golf course. Colorado is known for summer activities like rafting, biking and fly fishing, but golfing is right up there as one of the top sports to do here, especially with the golf ball going farther at this altitude. The Vail… Read more »

Founder of the Vail Veterans Program to be inducted into Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame

Vail, CO- Cheryl Jensen to be honored for her life changing programs for the military injured. If Cheryl Jensen had told her younger self that one day she would start a nonprofit veterans service organization that would change the lives of thousands of wounded veterans and receive awards from the Secretary of Defense and the… Read more »

Virtual Programs


October 19, 21, & 23, 2020 (Veterans Only)
October 26, 28, & 30, 2020 (Caregivers Only)
December 1 – 3, 2020 (Veterans Only)

In partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute (HPI) and hosted by HPI Performance Coaches, Resilience for Life focuses on managing stress strategically and proactively in order to promote personal growth. Participants evaluate the stressors they face daily and the methods they use to manage them in order to develop new tools for responding to and recovering from stress that will increase resilience in their day-to-day lives.

Outreach Programming

On April 11th, VVP launched virtual programming for our veterans and their families. We have partnered with professionals in nutrition, mental health, and financial services, as well as fitness instructors, chefs and meditation gurus to share weekly resource newsletters, as well as developed an alumni blog that is accessible on our website which hosts all of the resource information shared through virtual programming newsletters.


On June 8th, we launched an interim program called OUR MISSION CONTINUES, a grant award program directly supporting our alumni and their families. Through this program, we are offering fiscal support in the following categories: Emergency Financial Assistance, Mental Health Support, Health & Wellness, Military Caregiver Support, Educational Opportunities, Pay it Forward, and Family Experiences. Please reach out to for more information.

Military Caregiver Connections

We have partnered with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Performance Coach at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute to host Virtual Caregiver Calls for our military caregivers. These monthly online gatherings offer caregivers the chance to reconnect with one another and to ask specific wellness questions.

Seminars with a Financial Advisor for Military Caregivers

We have partnered with a certified financial advisor to host three monthly virtual financial wellness seminars for our military caregivers. Each session lasts one hour and focuses on specific topics requested by our alumni caregivers. Participants may submit anonymous questions before each session to discuss as a group. Topics include saving, budgeting, and investing.

Fitness Challenge

VVP alumni are invited to participate in a 30-day team fitness challenge. Each participant is assigned a random team member, and together, participants work to achieve daily movement goals. Teams are offered incentives for achieving daily and weekly step goals.