Higher Ground - Monty Heath • The Scott Helmer Show - 08.23.17

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ORIGINAL AIR DATE: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

GUEST: Monty Heath • Higher Ground

OUR MISSION: At Higher Ground Sun Valley (HG), we enhance the quality of life through inclusive therapeutic recreation and education for people of all abilities.

What sets HG apart from other organizations?  Our focus on innovative and sustainable therapeutic impact; we ensure the positive change the participants experience with HG translate to every aspect of their lives.

Since our establishment as a 501(c)3 in 1999, our programming has increased each year, while remaining steadfast in our goal to enrich the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. Whether serving local children or providing unique camps for our nation’s injured service members, HG participants are able to experience the thrills of alpine skiing, snowboarding, fly fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, paddleboarding, martial arts, swimming, rock climbing, mountain biking, and many other activities at their highest possible level of independence.

MILITARY PROGRAMS: Each HG Military camp is one week long and hosts groups of eight veterans and his or her significant other, who can be a spouse, close friend, or family member. A vital component of the program’s structure, the small group setting creates a comfortable atmosphere, facilitating conversation and peer bonding. We group camp participants based on injury and marital status to ensure they have the most in common.

Each camp focuses on a primary recreational activity and veterans and significant others receive personalized, one-on-one instruction from certified professionals. Currently, HG offers camps specializing in Snow Sports, Rafting, Water Sports and Fly Fishing.