Military & Veteran
Northeast Passage VA Adaptive Sports Grant
We strive to create an open and welcoming environment for Veterans in all of our programs and Veterans from all eras and with any disability are encouraged to participate in this program. All options are provided at NO COST to Veterans & Members of the Armed Forces through a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
To find out schedules and notices of upcoming events – join our Veteran Email List.
Adaptive Recreation & Competition:
Join Northeast Passage for any of our regularly scheduled Adaptive Sports & Recreation events at no cost or check out one of our competitive teams in sled hockey, quad rugby, or power soccer. Interested in an individual sport? We can provide strength and conditioning to prepare you for competition.
We also offer a number of Veteran “only” recreation events throughout the year. Join us, and other local Veterans, for group outings in cycling, Alpine skiing, deep sea fishing, rock climbing, Disc Golf or Fly Fishing (to name a few!).
Interested in checking out adaptive recreation equipment? We rent all 350 pieces in our fleet. Explore the options here.
Want to find out more? Email David Lee or call the NEP office at 603-862-0070.
Adaptive Sports Consulting:
If you’re looking to find out more about the types of adaptive recreation equipment that might work for you, looking to make a purchase or just want to explore the options in your home area, we offer an Adaptive Sports Consulting session with one of our therapists. You can visit our office in Durham, NH or we can come to you and meet with you in your home community!
Want to find out more? Email David Lee or call the NEP office at 603-862-0070 to set up your appointment.
Community Based Recreation Therapy/PATH™:
This program is a health management program that uses recreation as a tool to improve whole life health. A Northeast Passage recreation therapist will set up a time to meet with you to go over your goals in your home and home community. Your Rec Therapist will work with you over the course of several visits to identify resources, equipment and opportunities in your area. This program is for Veterans & Members of the Armed Forces who experience a variety of disabilities, both visible and invisible.
Our program starts with YOU and your interests. We begin by asking the question “what do you want to do?” Every answer is as unique as the Veterans we serve.
For many, the answer is multi-layered. If the experience of disability has impacted the ways in which an individual engages in their recreation interests or their community, the results often ripple to all areas of life. As a result, the answers range.
“I want to…”
Be physically healthier
Connect with others who also like…
Share fun experiences with the people I love.
Challenge myself to know my limits and capabilities.
Find places in my community to be of service and use of my skills.
Find positive outlets for stress.
This program is all about ACTION. All meetings are about getting out and doing things, going places and meeting your individual goals around holistic health. Find more information on this program here.
Interested in finding out more? Email Cathy Thompson or call the NEP office at 603-862-0070.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The mission of Northeast Passage is to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can enjoy recreation with the same freedom of choice, quality of life, and independence as their non-disabled peers.