Veteran registration closes Feb. 10 – space is limited!

How to Apply:

STEP 1: Eligible Veterans download required documents below::

STEP 2: Eligible Veterans must register and submit their required documents at this link: NVSSC Medical Form Submission (a healthcare provider must complete and sign the General Medical/Physical Exam form before submitting).

The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic is a rehabilitation sports and recreation program which provides hands-on adaptive sports, fitness and wellness instruction for military Veterans from across the country. This adaptive sports program is designed for Veterans whose current rehabilitation goals would benefit from the value of engaging in sports and physical activity. Veterans who have a range of abilities, including persons living with traumatic brain injury, polytrauma, spinal cord injury, PTSD or loss of limb receive expert instruction in a hands-on clinic environment. Activities include adaptive fitness, cycling, kayaking, sailing, surfing, yoga and meditation.

Founded in 2008, the week-long clinic complements the therapy Veterans receive in daily rehabilitation programs at VA facilities across the country. The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic empowers Veterans with an opportunity to discover new ways to gain motivation, improve independence and achieve a healthier and rewarding lifestyle. NVSSC is open to all eligible Veterans enrolled in VA health care.

The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, now in its 16th year, takes place annually in San Diego, California. It’s hosted by VA San Diego Healthcare System in collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans Canteen Service and other corporate and community organizations who value the role adaptive sports plays in helping Veterans reach new goals.


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
Maggie Kremer
Media contact:
Monica Smith