Each Rivers of Recovery trip hosts up to eight combat veterans on a four-day, science-based, experiential rehabilitation program focusing on confidence building, outdoor activities, and talk therapy. Trips are conducted in a relaxed, positive environment using proven techniques on the self-management of symptoms, stressors and responses.
Multiple peer-reviewed studies have proven ROR’s system provides profound benefits: the fly fishing and hunting instruction processes increases self-confidence, the resulting skill-improvement builds empowerment, and the resulting achievement facilitates enthusiasm and resiliency. Being immersed in an outdoor environment accentuates these positives. The social interaction among participants reinforces a sense of success, empowerment, and a reconnection to self.
All fishing and hunting therapies are conducted with professionally licensed guides. The program is low-impact and requires very little walking – making it possible to serve as many veterans as possible.
Through philanthropic contributions, Rivers of Recovery trips are free to the participant, with $2,500 covering airfare, lodging, guiding/instruction, meals and research study.