Nevada Rock Climbing Trip & Professional Development
Therapeutic recreation events such as rock climbing allows the physically fit and determined Rangers an opportunity to find a measure of comfortability in a challenging environment similar to their experiences in training and combat. During these events Rangers are extremely accessible and open to conversations about opportunities to better themselves personally and professional through the large network of veteran and military support organizations that exist to serve them.
"This trip was exactly what I needed to decompress and I feel like I can go back to work with a renewed sense of purpose and mission."
The Darby Project hosted a camping and rock climbing weekend at Nevada's Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area on January 18-21, 2019, for three Veteran and four Active Duty Special Operations Rangers. Throughout the weekend the Rangers had the opportunity to bond and discuss Army professional development opportunities that can lead to immediate and future career success.
"Easily "Top 5" experiences since being in Regiment...I had several conversations full of meaningful info about other programs I'm going to follow-up on."
Bryce Mahoney, Director of The Darby Project, shared about the blessing it was for him to have the opportunity to engage with these Active Duty Rangers:
"Planting the seeds of continuing their service to our Army and opportunities available to them now and in the future for the benefit of themselves and their families is priceless."