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Founded in 2008, the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic introduces Veterans to the world of adaptive sports and summer activities by providing access and experiential learning to surfing, sailing, kayaking, cycling and adaptive fitness. The goal of the clinic is to improve Veterans’ overall physical and mental health.

The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic is organized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with support from numerous sponsors. VA San Diego Healthcare System serves as the local host each year.

Check back for details on how to register and be a part of next year’s National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic.


Important NVSSC Information:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
VA is committed to improving the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities. Participants will develop sports skills and take part in a variety of adaptive sports workshops. Clinic participation demonstrates that having a physical or visual disability is not an obstacle to an active rewarding life.

Presenting Sponsor:

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic and is honored to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to support veterans on their journey to fitness and rehabilitation through sports. Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers — helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more.

Founding Sponsor:

Veterans Canteen Service (VCS)

VCS is proud to be a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a self-sustaining entity, VCS provides merchandise and services to Veterans enrolled in VA’s Health Care System, their families, caregivers, VA employees, volunteers and visitors. We are honored to “give back” to the VA through many programs established for the health and well-being of our nation’s heroes. Revenues generated from VCS are used to support a variety of Veteran programs.

VA San Diego Healthcare System

For questions regarding the NVSSC, please contact
Maggie Kremer
(619) 964-4695

Media contacts:
Monica Smith
(202) 680-8196


The adaptive sports program is designed for Veterans whose current rehabilitation goals would benefit from the value of adaptive summer sports. Prior NVSSC events have served Veterans living with spinal cord injuries, amputations, visual impairments, neurological conditions, PTSD, burns, and TBI/Poly Trauma. NVSSC is open to all Veterans enrolled in VA health care. All applications are subject to review by the NVSSC Medical Director and NVSSC Director.

*Participation in the 2021 NVSSC At HOME does NOT guarantee eligibility for future NVSSC in-person events.

For questions regarding the NVSSC, please contact
Maggie Kremer
(619) 964-4695

2021 NVSSC Closing Ceremony Video

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Mobile 3D printing at the NVSSC

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