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Wood River Ability Program (WRAP) Activities Focus for 2010
In 2010 The Wood River Ability Program, in conjunction with associated partners, will host eight recreation-rehabilitation programs for recently wounded U.S. Veterans form Afghanistan and Iraq.

2010 Program Descriptions:

Wounded Hero’s Alpine Camp (January 2010)
In January 2010 WRAP and associated partners hosted the third annual Wounded Hero’s Alpine ski program. Twenty-six veterans and their family and friends participated in a six day winter alpine program developing skills in skiing and snow boarding in Sun Valley, Idaho. Participants had four days of on-snow activities assisted by instructors from the Sun Valley Ski and Snow board School.

Cross Country Development Camp (February 2010)
The February 2010 Cross Country Training Camp will host 20 invited participants for a six day program in Sun Valley. A mixture of adaptive athletes will be selected from among war vets; elite athletes in the general population; and promising youngsters with adaptive needs.

Participants in the Cross-country Development Camp will be training for possible positions on the US disabled ski team. Previous Sun Valley based cross-country Development Camps have successfully identified and trained two current members of the US team.

Alpine Ski Reunion (March 2010)
In March 2010 WRAP and associated partners hosted the third annual Wounded Hero’s Alpine ski program. Twenty-six veterans and their family and friends participated in a six day winter alpine program developing skills in skiing and snow boarding in Sun Valley, Idaho. Participants had four days of on-snow activities assisted by instructors from the Sun Valley Ski and Snow board School.

Main Fork of the Salmon River Trip (July 2010)
This six day trip to a wilderness lodge will include 8 recently wounded veterans, family and friends as well as civilians with disabilities and 5 support staff. The purpose of the trip is to revitalize, rejuvenate and renew a love for the outdoors.

Surf Camps (September 2010)
This will be the third year of a program that helps disabled participants develop skills in surfing at Pismo Beach California and in Oahu Hawaii. This program is partnered with Operation Comfort and The Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Ass.

WRAP Evaluation Year 1-4
2010 will be the forth winter of a Sun Valley based Cross-Country Development Camp designed and implemented by Wood River Ability Program. 2010 will be the third year of the Vets Summer program as well as the surfing program coordinated by WRAP. This phase of the work program will provide in-depth evaluation of these programs by: 1) participants, 2) their families, 3) medical staff from Brooke Army Medical Center and, 4) program administrators of adaptive sports programs at other mountain sports centers. The evaluation will be conducted by an independent group of university graduate students and coordinated by the WRAP staff.
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