The ASF’s Warriors in Motion® (WIM) program provides participating injured United States servicemen and women with a basic knowledge and practice of wellness and the importance of lifelong healthy living. Each event includes adaptive sports and nutrition instruction as well as other healthful practices such as yoga, and stress reduction techniques. Over the course of the event, there is also time for the participants to connect with each other. We view the time that veterans spend together as an essential part of their healing. All Warriors in Motion programs are goal oriented and empower warrior, to take charge of their own fitness and wellness.
2021 Warriors in Motion Programs
This summer, 10 weeks of Warriors in Motion programming is available for injured United State Military Veterans. ASF will provide lodging with single room occupancy, meals, equipment and sports instruction for the Veteran as part of each event.
The ASF’s Warriors in Motion 2021 programs are supported by a VA adaptive sports grant.
The adaptive cycling and mountain biking program offers a unique and fully supported cycling adventure through the Catskill Mountains. The cycling program, held as three three-day events provides Veterans with meals, lodging, transportation, equipment, and wellness coaching. Participants will develop safe cycling skills and the confidence they need to ride safely and legally through trails and on the road. The program teaches participants how to select and maintain bicycles for a variety of disabilities, learning bicycle safety, basic repair, riding skills, and crash avoidance techniques. The event includes practical experience on both bikes and hand cycles.
- Road Cycling May 18-20
- Mountain Biking July 13-15
- Mountain Biking September 8-10
During three three-day events, participants will build adaptive wilderness traveling and hiking skills. Veterans with disabilities will develop confidence in their own leadership skills as they take active roles while traveling some of the most beautiful trails in the Catskill Mountain range of New York State. The June excursions curriculum is built around half-day hikes from a central point. The more intensive August excursion curriculum has longer through-hikes. Providing Veterans opportunities to get away from the distractions of modern civilization fosters self-reliance, respect, and a sense of responsibility.
- Hiking I – June 8-10
- Hiking II – June 22-24
- Hiking III – August 3-5
This adaptive three-day event is designed to explore the fundamental skills and safety concepts necessary to effectively paddle a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard through water. Participants learn skills for entering and exiting a boat, stability while paddling, and self-rescue methods. Paddling techniques will be addressed. Instructors will guide each participant through equipment selection and customization, adapting to individual abilities. Participants try a variety of sit-on-top and sit-in kayaks and canoes, as well as stand-up paddleboards. The group will explore different bodies of water, including lakes and rivers in and around Windham, New York and the Catskill Mountains.
- Paddling I – June 29-July 1
- Paddling II – July 20-22
The adaptive golf program includes one three-day camp held at Windham Country Club in Windham, New York. Participants will receive lessons from local pros and play approximately 36 holes of golf during the camp. Also included is entry into the ASF’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament, offering participants an opportunity to gain confidence in their ability to play golf with non-disabled peers.
- September 15-17
The adaptive tennis program includes a three-day camp held in Windham, New York on tennis courts at Windham Ashland Jewett School, Highridge Club, and Wintergreen Club. Participants will learn the fundamentals of tennis and the rules of the game, and then participate in a friendly tournament.
- August 24-26