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Warriors Program Manager, No Barriers USA (photo credit)
No Barriers USA, which provides programs for Veterans with visible and invisible disabilities, is excited to launch its 2024 season with the opening of applications for its No Barriers Warriors program. The application period opened on Jan. 9.
In 2024, No Barriers Warriors will have several programs for Veterans with disabilities: basecamp experiences in Red Feather, Colorado, and backcountry expeditions in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming and Northern Colorado, as well as the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.
No Barriers Warriors enhances the lives of Veterans with disabilities through the No Barriers framework, a systematic and enduring approach for overcoming barriers. By integrating interactive online courses with an extraordinary multi-day, in-person, outdoor experience, the three-month program cultivates camaraderie and shifts mindsets, connecting Veterans to the following elements:
- Community: Strengthens sense of belonging;
- Identity: Develops a clear vision of who the Veteran is;
- Purpose: Creates a long-term impact with positivity about the future;
- Belief: What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.
Basecamp experiences: Colorado
Basecamp experiences at the No Barriers Mountain Campus feature a day of climbing on our accessible challenge course and/or rocky crag, a day of whitewater rafting, and a destination day hike to one of the amazing locations in the surrounding Rocky Mountains. All of this is wrapped up with our No Barriers Life curriculum, campfire conversations and a healthy amount of disconnect from the busy world.
Backcountry expeditions: Colorado, Wyoming, North Carolina
Backcountry expeditions lead Veterans into the wilderness as they embark on 12- to 15-mile physically demanding backpacking trips. As Veterans venture off the beaten path, they strengthen their bonds as a team and push themselves physically, emotionally and mentally to overcome challenges. Backcountry expeditions offer a multi-day, unique, demanding and unifying experience, all in front of nature’s most incredible backdrops.
The 2024 program season features four Basecamp trips in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 26-30 and Aug. 1-5) and five backcountry trips: June 5-9 in Asheville, N.C., Aug. 13-19 in Wyoming, Aug. 22-28 in Colorado, Sept. 5-11 in Colorado, and Sept. 15-21 in Wyoming.
Please contact No Barriers Warriors by clicking on the website button above or clicking HERE.