Founded in April, 2008 our primary focus was the wounded warrior. After months of research and preparation, September 13, 2008 we took our maiden voyage. We had a doctor, a therapist, and three generations of war on that excursion (Viet Nam, Desert Storm and a veteran from Operation Iraqi Freedom) all members of AVAST (Amputee VA Support Team). Our goal was to provide a safe and comfortable day of fun and relaxation on the water. We had no idea it would grow into what it has today.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has formed partnerships with VA Poly-Trauma Hospitals, VA Health Centers, Military Installations and Vet Centers in both Florida and California.
Our excursions incorporate medical professionals that highly attest to our program being absolutely vital to the therapy the service members, vets, their families and the families of the fallen receive during their healing and reintegration. Many have suffered physical wounds while others suffer psychological or emotional wounds. Our recreational opportunities are tailored to the physical abilities of the wounded and we take pride in having the distinction of being the "only" organization in the nation that offers the "in-patients", as well as "out-patients", fishing, sailing, and other adaptive and recreational sports and excursions on a consistent basis. We understand first hand the sacrifices our military heroes and their families make.
Many of our guests have never been camping, sailing, or experienced the exhilaration of catching a fish. Our guests totally relax and enjoy their day of honor not being reminded of their disability or the trauma they endure 24/7.
We offer a variety of land and sea excursions to chose from. Veterans, Active Duty, Families of the Fallen, from every branch of service are welcome to participate. Freedom Excursions pay all costs for the service members, families and medical professionals to participate in our various excursions.
Our mission is simple: To provide various fun, recreational, outdoor excursions for those who know the stress of military life. To encourage and inspire them to heal mind, body and spirit. To aid in the reintegration process and provide an opportunity to re-establish relationships. To replace STRESS with SMILES!!