Sun Valley, ID/Los Angeles, CA/Buffalo, NY
Higher Ground (HG) offers our military community living with disabilities the opportunity to experience activities and recreate in the outdoors through year-round programming. The HG mission is to enhance the quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities. Since opening our doors in 1999 and emerging as a distinguished non-profit and a fixture in the adaptive sports industry, Higher Ground aims to help participants achieve independence, healthy lifestyles, and higher self-esteem through efficacious programming. We do this at no cost to the individuals and families.
Higher Ground is an industry-leading organization serving injured veterans through weeklong adaptive sports and therapeutic recreation programs, using outdoor activities as the catalyst to help individuals rediscover their limitless potential in life post-injury. Higher Ground is recognized by the Department of Defense, military medical centers, and fellow veterans’ service organizations as one of the premier rehabilitation programs in the country serving our military veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress, military sexual trauma, and all types of physical disabilities.
What sets HG apart from other adaptive sports organizations is our focus on innovative and sustainable therapeutic impact. The HG staff of certified recreational therapists sets individual goals for all participants, then monitors progress to ensure the positive changes the veterans encounter translate to every aspect of their lives. All HG programs are based on the premise of enjoyment of recreation but are anchored in the therapeutic components that help all participants recognize their greater potential through independent activities, confidence-boosting challenges, and integrated teamwork.