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Warfighter Sports Summer Veteran's Family Camp
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Warfighter Summer Sports Camp # 5
July 13-16, 2017
Hosted by Challenged Athletes of West Virginia
Warfighter West Virginia Summer Sports Camp # 5 will be changing locations this year. Previously the camp was held in Canaan Valley and this year will relocate to Snowshoe WV. As part of a grant award from the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and Disabled Sports USA Challenged Athletes will focus this year and next on introducing and promoting cycling for fitness on the beautiful Greenbrier River Trail. The Greenbrier River Trail stretches for 78 miles along the Greenbrier River from Cass to Caldwell West Virginia. The trail is a crushed gravel surface with minimum grade and a paved 4.5 mile section in Marlinton, WV suitable for wheelchair exploration, family hiking and beginning handcyclists. The cycling activities will be open to beginning and experienced handcyclists and cyclists riding conventional cycles. Challenged Athletes will be able to provide 4 adult handcycles set up for rail-trail riding and possibly more if the demand is there. Veteran families who have their own cycling equipment are encouraged to give this opportunity some consideration. Rental bicycles will be provided to those that need them and are interested if we have enough lead time to make arrangements. Beginner cycling opportunities and opportunities for handcyclists who own road equipment will also be available on the paved campus of the Greenbank Radio Astronomy Observatory along with tours of this most interesting facility.
Additional activities include hiking, lake activities (paddleboard, kayak, and canoe) beginner fly fishing instruction and others to be announced. If you are an alumni of previous summer camps please note that the activity offerings will be pared down to concentrate on cycling.
Eligible veterans and immediate family members are welcome to apply. Lodging, meals, equipment, instruction, support and on-site transportation will be provided.
For an application and more information:
As a footnote to this information: Summer Camp # 5 is intended to serve as a lead up and introduction to summer camp 2018. The goal for summer camp 2018 will be a multi-day supported veteran’s ride covering the entire length of The Greenbrier River Trail.