Summer Trip

When:

August 7-12, 2018

 

Overview:

The No Boundaries summer trips are 6 days long and full of challenging and exciting Colorado summer activities. Typical summer trips include rafting, zip lining, ropes courses, kayaking, rock climbing, downhill mountain biking and fly fishing all set in the gorgeous landscape of the Colorado Rockies. 

No Boundaries believes the challenges and accomplishments experienced on these trips help our combat wounded veterans understand that their disabilities may not be as limiting as they once thought when participating in many of life’s available activities. Living together under one roof for 6 days, these heroes also benefit from group socialization, camaraderie, teamwork and new life-long friendships with fellow veterans who are in the same situation and experience the same challenges in life.

 

Qualifications:

Veterans interested in attending a No Boundaries trip must be active duty or retired combat wounded veterans who are independent in their care. Former trip participants are facing challenges such as brain injuries, PTSD, amputations, respiratory issues and others.

 

Cost:

The cost for this incredible trip to each veteran? FREE! Including travel, meals, lodging, activities, and memories. 

 

Lodging:

While in Colorado veterans will live together in a house central to all of the weeks' activities. In the house will also be the No Boundaries founders, Mike and Molly Raymond, as well as a few "hosts" derived from our pool of donors, friends, or former trip participants.

 

Activities:

The above adaptive sporting activities are provided by the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), our partner organization based out of Winter Park, Colorado. NSCD activities are tailored specifically for the veteran’s needs and are supervised by trained staff. 

 

Travel:

Veterans depart from their local airports and arrive at Denver International Airport where we rendezvous in the USO-Metro Lounge. 

 

What to Bring:

  • Rain Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket or sweater
  • T-Shirts and Pants/ Shorts (Casual Wear)
  • Socks
  • Swimsuit and Water Shoes (old sneakers may suffice)
  • Light Hiking Boots (optional)
  • Hat (optional)
  • Personal Medication
  • Small Backpack
  • Sunscreen/ Sunblock, Insect Repellent, and Sunglasses (optional)
  • Water Bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Camera(optional)
  • One nice(r) shirt and jeans for dinner out at Devil's Thumb Ranch