Helping those who have sacrificed so much.
The Warrior Adventure Program of the Life Adventure Center creates an environment where injured service members and their families build relationships and interact as a part of a healthy community. By allowing these men and women to do something they love, and at the same time continue to build their community, this program helps wounded veterans heal.
“There is no doubt in my mind, this program is saving lives.” -Soldier Participant of 2012 Program
A program built through partnership.
The LAC Warrior Adventure Program was established out of a partnership between Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Hunters for the Hungry, and Kentucky Utilities to develop a healing adventure for injured servicemen and women.
The event was best summed up by one Wounded Veteran who said, "This event changed our lives; it helped revive our spirits and renew our sense of self-worth." Another warrior stated that we were, in fact "saving lives." These injured servicemen and women participate in activities despite the challenges they are currently facing.
Men and women who took up the call to national service put themselves in harm's way. Those men and women, having returned home, are still in danger.
As recently as 2012, studies found that an average of 22 veterans take their own life every day. Two out of three families report adjustment problems following military service, and 76% of veterans report symptoms of mental health disorders to health care providers. As their service for us ends, our service for them needs to begin.
Military-Teen Adventure Camps
At Life Adventure Center, we know that the family unit is just as important as the returning heroes themselves. That's what our M.T.A.C. programs are all about: shared experiences for service members and their families. Our Military-Teen Adventure Camp programming is provided for military parents (service member or spouse) and their teenage children ages 14-18. Families are welcome from any state and branch of the military. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everything, including equipment, lodging, food and transportation from LAC are included!* Not only are these camps fun, but they offer an opportunity for military parents and their teens to reconnect.
"The experience has been both life-changing and unforgettable." -Marco Oledan, U.S. Army Dad