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CAMO : Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities – Snowmass Ski Day

CAMO : Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities – Snowmass Ski Day


CAMO Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities
– Daly Dose of Snowmass. CAMO is our military program it stands for
Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities. It’s dedicated towards military service members,
veterans, active duty and we’re dedicated to serving those that come back with injuries,
both mental and physical. This week we’ve got a great camp, it’s our women’s mountain
retreat where we’ve got a full week full of skiing, fun activities, different empowerment
sessions not only to build wellness, mental health, but to develop and recuperate. And
we help them to grow and become stronger people as a whole. My name’s Jillian Surrels and I’m from Colorado
Springs, Colorado. And I’m a Navy vet suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Coming
up to this program I was in a very dark place, but just taking the chance of coming up here
has allowed me to leave my fears and gain confidence on the mountain. And there are
too many things to specifically quote that’ve been great about this. The whole thing’s been
wonderful. But the most important thing was I had it in my mind that couldn’t ski anymore
but by pushing through the fears and frustrations it’s all coming back to me because I grew
up and skis. And the instructors and the interns they just won’t let you quit. That’s the biggest
thing is I’ve got confidence and all that crud has left and I’ve left it on the mountain. That’s the Beauty of Snowmass.


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