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 Adventures Cache River Canoe and Cookout

May 26 - Spring Break Multi-Sport Backpacking Adventure

Come and join a professionally guided canoe tour through one of the nation’s most ecologically diverse areas! Veteran Adventures, a program area of Touch of Nature, will host a voyage through the Cache River Wetlands which will provide plenty of opportunity to see a plethora of plant and animal species found nowhere else in Illinois.

Children and family are welcome and encouraged to join!

Find out more information here