Free Wilderness Expeditions Available
Overview: Outward Bound, a 45-year old national non-profit outdoor, adventure-education organization, is looking for OEF and OIF Veterans and service members, interested in participating in fully-funded reintegration wilderness expeditions. Adventures are physically, mentally and emotionally challenging and seek to bolster the self-confidence, camaraderie, pride, trust and communication skills necessary to successfully return to families and communities following war-time service.
Who: Available to all OEF or OIF Veterans who were deployed to Iraq and/or Afghanistan, pending medical screening
What: A 5-day Wilderness Expedition: may include backpacking, rock climbing, and/or canoeing
When: Dates available from April 2010
Where: Appalachian Trail in Western Maryland and Southern Pa. & the Potomac River in Western Maryland
How: What sets Outward Bound apart is that the goal is personal growth. The wilderness and the skills learned to deal with challenge are simply a vehicle for growth.
Cost: FREE. All course costs are covered by existing funding sources. Funding provided by various sources, including the Military Family Outdoor Initiative Project, a joint project of the Sierra Club and The Sierra Club Foundation.
To enroll: Please call John C. Enny, Community Liaison; Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound Center; (410)-448-1721 ext 1103 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org