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Treks 4 Vets is an adaptive sports program that is held weekly for veterans at Irvine Regional Park and surrounding locations.

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Hike with Your Friends

Healing Powers of the Outdoors

Healing Powers of the Outdoors

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 "Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street." - William Blake 

For many hikers, bonding with other veterans is the most helpful part of the week.    They're re-creating a sense of unit cohesion and social support that's often missing after military service ends. 

Healing Powers of the Outdoors

Healing Powers of the Outdoors

Healing Powers of the Outdoors

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  "A walk in nature walks the soul back home,"  

"It was just a continual need to get out of my body, because there was so much pain in it,  And when I found hiking, I'm like, Oh, thank God, because now I can come and heal myself."

 

 

Coping with PTSD

Healing Powers of the Outdoors

Improve Quality of Life

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  "It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." - Sir Edmund Hillary 

At "recreational therapy" camps, outdoor activities and mindfulness help veterans with PTSD, and other issues. 

Improve Quality of Life

Improve Quality of Life

Improve Quality of Life

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"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home," 

We provide progressive outdoor hiking and camping opportunities to improve quality of life for veterans with physical and mental disabilities and their families.   

Learn New Skills

Improve Quality of Life

Discover New Interests

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 "Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth." - Walt Whitman 

Advancements in physical medicine, technology and public awareness of disabilities have provided new opportunities for our disabled veterans. Heal Our Troops America's  evolved to take advantage of these to develop adaptive sports programs based on leisure sports and recreational activities to rejuvenate and inspire disabled veterans to re-capture their lives. 

Discover New Interests

Improve Quality of Life

Discover New Interests

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 "Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein 

The beauty about hiking is that it's truly an activity for every individual. Whether a veteran is physically or mentally disabled, young or old, an expert or an amateur,  there's a trail out there that will be perfect for each of our heroes.   Veterans are able to explore this incredible world we live in.  Hikers fall in love with the beauty of the earth. and are left thinking about the stunning land they've seen and have still yet to explore.