Programs

Discover Courage programs involve week-long, detailed, professionally directed, interactive on-site “focus-oriented” outdoor activities to foster leadership development, personal growth, stress recalibration, and facilitate reintegration.    

“Confidential life, confidential environment”

DC’s programs were designed by career IA/NMF veterans, a physician, and outdoor professionals. DC understands that all members in the IA/NMF community are highly skilled, with particular value placed on self-confidence, patience, and problem solving skills. Accordingly, all aspects of DC’s programs capitalize on a multifaceted approach to build knowledge, skills and familiarity with available resources with scalable moderate physical demand, into a framework of a rewarding, professionally supported program.

Discover Courage’s flagship programs involve intensive, week-long, remote “off the grid” fly-fishing expeditions.  These programs include immersive and intensive instruction on fly-tying, fly-casting, wading skills, “reading water”, entomology, fishing knots, how to hook and fight fish, understanding trout and steelhead behavior, and white-water drift boat and river safety.  All expenses for program participants are covered by Discover Courage.  A minimum staff to participant ratio of 2:3 is maintained. DC programs are designed as intensive learning and personal growth experiences for Special Operations members in the company of peers and professional outdoor instructors and staff.

Eligibility:

Participation is through invitation only. Referrals for participation are made through existing command structures within the IA/NMF community, and through prior participants, and our Board of Advisors.

 

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