TA Calendar of Events

2020 ~ 2021 ~ 2022

In addition to our instructional programs, adaptive guide services, and coaching Therapeutic Adventures provides a number of events, races, camps, and therapeutic retreats throughout the year.

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Additional events will be added as they are scheduled.


Day of Caring_2021

DATE: (September 22, 2021 – TBA)

LOCATION: Moormans River Trout Management Area – Sugar Hollow – Whitehall, VA

At the base of the Shenandoah National Park (SNP), just below the Sugar Hollow reservoir and dam is a protected half mile section of the Moormans River. This Special Regulations section of water is located within the Moormans River Trout Management Area (MRTMA). These pristine waters are home to Rainbow Trout and Virginia’s Native Brook Trout. The river and the adjacent trails are maintained with perpetual over-site provided by Thomas Jefferson Trout Unlimited (TJTU) and non-profit partner Therapeutic Adventures (TA). This Accessibility and Eco-Stewardship Project contains the “Paths to Happiness” trails and the John Kostanecki Trail. As a function of our commitment to protect and care for the MRTMA, each September we host local business and community volunteers to participate in “A Moormons River Runs Through It” as part of the annual Thomas Jefferson United Way – Day of Caring.


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ADAPTIVE ANGLERS ON THE FLY – Fly Fishing Camp for Disabled

DATE: (December 3-5, 2021)
LOCATION: Montfair Resort Farm & Moormans River Trout Management Area.

Now in its 18th year, the ADAPTIVE ANGLERS ON THE FLY – Fly Fishing Camp for Disabled is a favorite for all who attend. Every year, the weekend before Thanksgiving, Therapeutic Adventures (TA) in partnership with Thomas Jefferson Trout Unlimited (TJTU) offer this special camp at Montfair Resort and the Moormans River Trout Management Area. A coed, multi-generational weekend camp experience for persons with physical and developmental disabilities, participants learn fly fishing, fly tying, aquatic entomology, “catch and release” ethics, Leave No Trace ethics, and more. Campers look forward to this “rustic slumber party” with sleeping bags and cots surrounding the BIG fireplace. We always have great food, fellowship, music and fun. Special thanks to our ALL volunteer camp staff and dedicated Adaptive Guides.


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GIVING TUESDAY

DATE: (November 30, 2021)
LOCATION: Global

#GivingTuesday is a global event designed to engage people in charitable giving. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet. SAVE THE DATE: GivingTuesday takes place on November 30, 2021 this year.

Giving is important! It’s a way to show you care about the mission and services provided by the cause closest to your heart. Please show you care about the benefits of adaptive sports for our TA adaptive athletes.

Spread the word by asking your family, friends, and all outdoor enthusiasts to support Therapeutic Adventures on #GivingTuesday!



OFO

DATE: (TBA)
LOCATION: Massanutten Four Seasons Resort

Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding provide a great opportunity to challenge yourself and to develop new skills. For close to 4 decades,TA staff have been honored and privileged to provide adaptive outdoor programs for disabled Veterans who have represented our great nation defending the freedoms we all enjoy. Massanutten Resort has been a leader in this effort with our Adaptive Snow Sports programs. We have worked with military after they have returned home from serving in the Korean War, Vietnam, Bosnia, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq. We have also worked with those who are victims of war and oppressed societies such as Somalia, and some Eastern European countries.

Our program, OPERATION FREEDOM OUTDOORS — Serving our Disabled Military Heroes, provides adaptive instruction and guide services, mentoring, fellowship, reunion and personal development to aid in the healing, rehabilitation and re-integration of disabled, active duty service members, veterans and their families. All of our adaptive sports programs serving veterans are provided at NO cost to those who participate.


Browse OFO 2020 Photos

Independence Cup

DATE: TBA
LOCATION: Massanutten Four Seasons Resort

Now in its 21st year, the INDEPENDENCE CUP – Adaptive Snow Sports Race and Celebration of Independence Awards Ceremony is the culmination of all the fun and learning that take place on the slopes of Massanutten. Each winter, this event highlights all the hard work, training commitment, and new found independence that our adaptive athletes discover on the slopes. Not to mention, those who attend will also experience the creative enthusiasm of all our wonderful volunteers who show up in costumes.


Browse the 2020 INDEPENDENCE CUP Album 2020 CELEBRATION of INDEPENDENCE AWARDS Album

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DATE: Friday, March 5, 2021 | First wave at 6 PM
LOCATION: Woodstone Recreation Center Outdoor Pool

Recruit a friend, family member, co-worker, or acquaintance & take the plunge to raise money for Therapeutic Adventures! This event will be held rain or shine. For our younger philanthropists or those less comfortable in deeper water, we offer The Arctic Splash. Take in a perfect view of the mountains before splashing and dashing your way through 2-2.5 feet of water to tag the wall and declare victory. All proceeds will benefit Therapeutic Adventures, a non-profit that provides opportunities for those with disabilities, illnesses, and other health needs to experience the outdoors through camps, adaptive sports clinics, retreats, races, and service projects. During the winter season, they provide adaptive ski/snowboard lessons on the Massanutten ski slopes!



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DATE: Saturday, March 6, 2021
LOCATION: At Mountain Greens Golf Course

Run a 4k on the cart paths of Massanutten’s Mountain Greens Golf Course. Participants will wind their way through the front nine of this scenic course. This event will be offered in- person or virtual.

• This event will be held in waves based on pace times.
• The first wave is at 9:30 am.
• Participants should arrive no more than 20 minutes before their wave time for registration.
• No minimum age (strollers are allowed).
Cost: $25 per person
• All participants will be entered into our raffle to win prizes!
• Sign up for both the Arctic Plunge and the 4K on the Fairway for $40


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SPRING FLY FLING – Fly Fishing and Therapeutic Outdoor Retreat for Women Cancer Survivors

**Rescheduled to 2022 due to COVID-19

DATE: (March 18-20, 2022)
LOCATION: Montfair Resort Farm & Moormans River Trout Management Area

Now in its 14th year, the SPRING FLY FLING – Fly Fishing and Therapeutic Outdoor Retreat for Women Cancer Survivors is provided at Montfair Resort Farm and the Moormans River Trout Management Area. Throughout the weekend, the women are treated to “Rustic Elegance —Therapeutic Adventures — Outdoor Fun — Well Deserved Respite.” This event is provided by our ALL volunteer staff in partnership with Thomas Jefferson Trout Unlimited, Montfair Resort, Sentara – Martha Jefferson Cancer Center, the MJH Foundation – Women’s Committee, and many business partners. A tremendous amount of love and healing occurs as the women go through all the special activities that are a function of the event.As they say, we are all part of a bigger “Bug SlingerTM Warriors Sisterhood”.


Browse ~ 2019 Spring Fly Fling Album

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PARK TO PARK 1/2 MARATHON – benefiting Therapeutic Adventures

**Rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19

DATE: (April 24, 2021)
LOCATION: Ridgeview Park, Waynesboro, VA

The 13th Annual Park to Park Half Marathon will take place on April 24 with a limit of 400 in-person participants in 2021. There will also be a virtual option offered for those who prefer or do not get a spot in the in-person event.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE 2021 COURSE

The following changes were made to adjust the course to fit within the state of Virginia’s COVID-19 guidelines. Please make sure to READ and UNDERSTAND the difference from past years before registering so there are no surprises. Due to the safety requirement to spread runners out in multiple waves we will have runners on the course/roads for a longer period of time. The following course modifications were made to comply with the latest Executive Order.

Avoid railroad crossings. The original course crosses the railroad twice. Since we will have runners starting in waves for almost an hour rail crossings were eliminated.

Avoid high traffic roadways. We have moved the start (TELL THEM WHERE NEW START IS) to avoid having runners cross Draft Avenue.

Clear runners from busy roadways. Due to increase volumes of vehicular traffic later in the day you must be able to maintain a 12 minute and 30 second pace per mile to participate.



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R4 – Special Needs Therapeutic Family Retreat
Respite ~ Restore ~ Rebuild ~ Re-create

DATE: (Mon. June 29, Tues. June 30, and Wed. July 1, 2020)
LOCATION: Montfair Resort Farm

The first ever R4 Therapeutic Family Camp (3 days and 2 nights) was held at the beautiful Montfair Resort Farm. Our original intent was to identify and serve five R4 “DreamTeam” families (special needs child, sibling(s) and parents). We were able to accomplish that goal. Some scheduled camp activities have been designed just for the adaptive athletes & siblings; others will be designed just for the parents; some will be designed for families to participate in together.

The professionalism and caring of our R4 “Dream Team Staff” made the families feel confident about participation at our R4 Therapeutic Family Camp (R4-TFC). To provide this event during these uncertain times, we needed to address any and all safety concerns about COVID-19.

R4-TFC protocol/procedures included: daily temperature checks, face masks and gloves, social distancing, family cabins, family/team tables for meals and scheduled camp activities, designated staff serving meals to their assigned team/family.

Our R4 Therapeutic Family Camp will provide a variety of fun, supportive learning/healing sessions, and other challenging activities. Activities include: parachute games, a parent “getting to know you” session, super hero masks, slip n’ slide, fishing and more fishing, canoeing/kayaking, a special gourmet virtual cooking class for parents, a special cookout for kids — s’mores & campfire songs, yoga and more yoga, scavenger hunt, hammock time, nature crafts, water balloon fights, kids designing & making family pizza, Waltzing Matilda song with great acting out of lyrics from the kids, a staff skit — soaking Mark, more music & singing, friendship bracelets, treasure boxes, body part team challenge & circle sharing and a closing camp song.


Watch R4 Family Camp Video Browse R4 Family Camp Album Read More About the R4 Family Camp!

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LAKE OF THE WOODS – Adaptive Water Skiing and THERAPEUTIC ADVENTURES
– Adaptive Paddling – SMILES event

**Rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19

DATE: (TBA)
LOCATION: Lake of the Woods, VA

Lake of the Woods – Adaptive Water Sports in partnership with Therapeutic Adventures ~ IndependencePlus Adaptive Sports are teaming up once again with a number of other organizations as well as a great team of volunteers to provide a special day on the water for children,Veterans and families. This special waterside carnival including Adaptive Waterskiing, Adaptive Paddling (kayaking, SUP), fishing food, fun and games bring SMILES to the faces of ALL who participate.



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LAKE OF THE WOODS – Adaptive Water Skiing and THERAPEUTIC ADVENTURES
– Adaptive Paddling – Children’s event

**Rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19

DATE: (TBA)
LOCATION: Lake of the Woods, VA

Lake of the Woods – Adaptive Water Sports in partnership with Therapeutic Adventures ~ IndependencePlus Adaptive Sports are teaming up once again with a number of other organizations as well as a great team of volunteers to provide a special day on the water for children, and families. This special water sports event focuses on introducing children with physical and developmental disabilities to Adaptive Waterskiing and Adaptive Paddling (kayaking, SUP). Participants also have opportunities to enjoy fishing food, and other great fun throughout the day.




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