Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities is proud to partner with the US Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Defense, and other veteran serving 501C3 non-profits to provide an amazing, impactful adaptive recreation experience for the veterans they serve who live with a service-connected disability. Partner programs are run in the same way as our open enrollment programs – with a focus on teaching adaptive outdoor recreation activities, providing personal wellness tools, and creating a space to build community.
Partner programs are filled at the discretion of our partnered organization. In certain cases, spots unable to be filled by our partners can be supplemented by CAMO open enrollment applicants. If you, or an organization you are connected to, want to discuss a possible partnered program with CAMO, please reach out to the CAMO Director, Nate Gillette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following are the partner programs for the Winter 2023 season.
Cheyenne VA Hospital – January 2023
The Cheyenne VA Hospital Recreation & Whole Health Therapists bring a team of Veterans local to southern Wyoming and Northern Colorado to explore adaptive recreation and personal wellness opportunities.
USSOCOM Warrior Care Coalition – January 2023
The USSOCOM Warrior Care Coalition was established in 2005 to provide Special Operations Forces (SOF) Wounded, Ill, or Injured Service Members and their families advocacy after life changing events in order to navigate through recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration as quickly as possible, strengthening SOF readiness. Whether you are returning operational status, moving into a different field or transitioning into veteran status, the USSOCOM Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition) will help you get there.
Wounded Warrior Project – January 2023
The Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Adaptive Sports program empowers warriors to unleash their highest potential by participating in modified athletic opportunities designed for their individual abilities. Through single-day and multi-day clinics, warriors learn to use adaptive sports equipment and develop athletic skills. Additionally, warriors are introduced to seasoned adaptive sports athletes and connected with local resources. This lays the groundwork for them to continue improving their physical fitness while connecting with other veterans and their community through sport.
Operation Healing Forces – February 2023
OHF provides a suite of programs for the SOF community to aid operators and their families given decades of perpetual combat operations, increased suicides, and an alarming divorce rate. Even though SOF make-up roughly less than 5% of the DoD and are comprised of the US military’s most elite, SOF has the highest casualty, divorce, and illness rates amongst all services.
Team Semper Fi – February 2023
Semper Fi & America’s Fund cares for our nation’s critically wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, and military families. Supporting all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, we provide one-on-one case management, connection, and lifetime support. Today. Tomorrow. Together.
Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center – February 2023
The threefold mission of the CFI is to provide rehabilitation for OIF/OEF casualties who have sustained amputation, burns, or functional limb loss, to provide education to DoD and Department of Veteran’s Affairs professionals on cutting edge rehabilitation modalities, and to promote research in the fields of orthopedics, prosthetics and physical/occupational rehabilitation.
Fort Carson Soldier Recovery Unit – March 2023
The Fort Carson Soldier Recovery Unit (SRU) enhances the readiness of the 4ID/Fort Carson Team by providing mission command, primary care, and case management for Soldiers in Recovery to establish conditions for healing and promote the timely transition back to the force or civilian life.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center – April 2023
The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), often known as the Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed, is a United States’ tri-service military medical center in Bethesda, Maryland, close to the National Institutes of Health’s headquarters. It is one of the most well-known US military medical clinics in the Washington, D.C. metro region and the United States, having serviced multiple US presidents over the twentieth century.
Wakes for Warriors – April 2023
Wake for Warriors connects with injured veterans and their families by sharing the healing power of water. We celebrate our achievements and look for ways to serve our community in the future.
No Barriers Warriors – April 2023
No Barriers Warrior Programs help Veterans redefine their identity, purpose, and community as they face past and present challenges.