Veteran Adventures

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What is Veteran Adventures?

Veteran Adventures is a veterans program started by SIU's Touch of Nature Environmental Center and SIU Veteran Services which aims to accomplish the following:

  • Provide community building for veterans and current military personnel.
  • Present challenging and adventurous opportunities to strengthen bonds between veterans and current military personnel.
  • Show support and gratitude for the sacrifice that our servicemen and women have made.
  • Provide veterans and current military personnel with alternatives for mental health assistance without the stigma of traditional mental health avenues.
  • Foster a healthier veteran population.

Who can participate in Veteran Adventures?

Veteran Adventures is open to all Post 9/11 veterans, student veterans, and members of the National Guard, the Reserves and the Registered Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).

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Veteran Adventure's Mission

SIU Veteran Adventures’ mission is to ease the transition from military life to civilian life for veterans.

Support Veteran Adventures:  

View our Sponsorship Brochure below, then click here to support the Veteran Adventures Program.

Veteran Adventures Spring Break Trip

March 10-18 - Spring Break Multi-Sport Backpacking Adventure

*Please note: Due to some changes, we are now offering a spring break multi-sport backpacking adventure along Illinois' River to River Trail. 

Spend your spring break on a multi-sport backpacking adventure through some of the most beautiful places along Southern Illinois’ River to River Trail.  We’ll travel by land and by water and even climb some ancient sand-stone bluffs.  Cost: FREE!

Find out more information here