As our primary Get Off The Couch® program, SDIA offers Outdoor Adventures (OAs) to ENGAGE Sheep Dogs in physical activities that foster camaraderie, peer support and healing.
“SDIA Outdoor Adventures have helped me in so many ways! I’ve gained acceptance, guidance with continued support, peer support, wisdom from great leaders, and I no longer feel alone. I’ve gained purpose and most of all HOPE!“2022 Outdoor Adventure Participant
Outdoor Adventures include hunting & fishing, obstacle course races, skydiving, RZR riding, hiking, snowmobiling and many more activities. For our sponsored Sheep Dogs (those injured in combat or the line of duty), these no-cost adventures help them test their rehabilitation progress, restore independence and self-confidence, and support living an active lifestyle. These opportunities for healing and camaraderie are vital to inspiring a positive state of mind and perspective.
If you are interested in joining in the adventures, or know of a Sheep Dog who would benefit from the fun and camaraderie, please email SWest@SheepDogIA.org or CDavis@SheepDogIA.org to get on our waiting list.
After being around fellow Sheep Dogs, 97% of participants feel a sense of belonging and the camaraderie they have been missing. Many also experience organic healing when with like-minded Sheep Dogs.