VAST (Veterans Adaptive Sports & Training)
VETERANS ADAPTIVE SPORTS & TRAINING
The goal of our VAST program is to promote lifelong health and well-being of veterans with disabilities through regular participation in a VAST array of physical activities and sports. Any and all veterans are encouraged to volunteer and enjoy some outdoor activities and a sense of camaraderie with fellow veterans.
- Target Archery
- Pellet Rifle Shooting
- Laser Rifle Shooting
- Cycling (Mountain, Hand, & Recumbent)
- Fly and Spin Cast Fishing
- Fly Tying
- Disc Golf
- Boccia Ball
- WC Basketball, Floor Hockey, & Tennis
- Snow Shoeing
- Nordic Pole Walking
- Cross Country Skiing
Come join our weekly program every Wednesday from 9am to 12 noon throughout the year. See our calendar at pinelandfarms.org/events-calendar for updated weekly programming. In addition to the Wednesday weekly programming, we offer 3 to 4 day camps up to 4 times a year which include a Nordic/Biathlon Camp, a Turkey Hunting Camp, and other various camps throughout the year. Please join our mailing list via the link below.
Research shows that daily physical activity for people with disabilities results in reduced stress, depression and secondary medical conditions and increases self-esteem, education success, employment rates and quality of life.
U.S. Paralympics is partnering with community organizations across the country, such as the VAST program at Pineland Farms, to create a network of Paralympic Sports Clubs. Paralympic Sports Clubs are community-based programs developed to involve people with physical and visual disabilities in sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level. With 21 million physically disabled Americans, including thousands of military personnel who’ve sustained serious injuries while on active duty, this is an important community need.
The VAST Program is funded in part by a recent grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. You can help honor the service and sacrifice of our Veterans participating in the VAST program by making a donation today.