Thank you for your interest in the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic. VA continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will have an update on plans by May 2021
The San Diego VA Medical Center and the National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events Office invites you to participate in the 2021 National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic This event will promote the value of rehabilitation utilizing a variety of summer leisure activities and adaptive sports. The mission of this innovative program is to provide a training ground for both Veterans and health care providers in exciting outdoor summer sports. Our overall objective is to instill the value of these types of leisure pursuits as a viable means to aid in community re-entry and adjustment. Developing these skills Veterans and therapists will be able to return home and implement a treatment plan emphasizing similar experiences on a regular basis. As part of VA’s continued commitment to Veterans, we are offering this program as a method to educate and build a strong foundation that will further each Veterans’ dedication to their overall rehabilitation, health, and pursuit of a rewarding lifestyle.
The Summer Sports Clinic offers adventure sports and recreational activities such as sailing, surfing, kayaking, and cycling. Complementing the therapy provided in daily rehabilitation programs, the Clinic shares a glimpse of the many exciting recreational opportunities awaiting those Veterans who accept the challenge.
All disabilities are subject to review by the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic medical director and program director.
Registration Feb. 1 – May 1, 2021.
- 2021 NVSSC Veteran Application Information Sheet
- 2021 NVSSC Veteran Application Checklist
- 2021 NVSSC Letter to clearing provider
- 2021 SSC Registration Form
- 2021 SSC Medical Form
- 2021 SSC Media Release Form
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.
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.
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
Participation is open to post 9/11 Veterans who are currently engaged in a rehabilitation or other treatment program, or to Veterans whose current rehabilitation goals would benefit from the value of adaptive summer sports. Qualifying disabilities include: spinal cord injuries, amputations, visual impairments, neurological conditions, PTSD, burns, and TBI/Poly Trauma.
2019 NVSSC Closing Ceremony Video
Find more videos from VA’s Adaptive Sports & Therapeutic Arts programs. Visit our Special Events Playlist.
Veteran Profile Videos from the 2018 NVSCC
Larry Karlin, Ambassador of Healing
Evan Gildersleeve on the NVSSC
Evan Gildersleeve on the NVSSC
US Army Veteran, Kenneth Best
Assisting Veterans at the NVSSC
Mobile 3D printing at the NVSSC
The American Veteran Reports
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