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Veteran Adventures at Touch of Nature
Veteran Adventures provides participants the opportunity to build community by participating in outdoor recreation. These events are made possible thanks to the generosity of the community through donations and various fundraising efforts. We aim to provide the opportunity for personal growth, encourage a healthier veteran and military population and improve community reintegration for veterans by utilizing:

  • Adaptive Sports & Fitness
  • Archery
  • Backpacking
  • Canoe/Kayak/SUP
  • Climbing
  • Family Camps & Events
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Stress Management
  • Team Building

Veteran Events

These events are free and open to all veterans, current service members, members of the National Guard/Reserves and ROTC.

To find out more information or register for any of our trainings or workshops, email ton@siu,edu.

Fill out our program inquiry form

Who is Veteran Adventures for?

Veteran Adventures provides programming for veterans, active duty military, ROTC, and reservists. Many of our events are also open to the families of military members and veterans. Injured veterans and service members are welcome.

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"Having a knee disability I doubted my abilities more than once before and even during some points of the trip. But I was met with encouragement, motivation, team work and folks who really cared about helping each other out when they can and wanted all of us to finish together. It was refreshing to say the least.

I conclude with these three attributes which best represent my outlook on the Veterans Adventures experience. Uplifting, inspiring and best of all, restorative." -Ryan Green (USAF 9th BS Veteran)


"I had an amazing time on the trip and wanted to thank Veteran Adventures for putting it all together for us. I really appreciate all of the planning and effort you put in to make it a memorable trip. I look forward to anything we do together in the future and hopefully we can encourage some more folks to join in." -Brandon (Veteran)


Press play to see how Mathew Templeton (Veteran) and his family enjoyed the Veteran Adventures Independence Day Celebration.