Achieve Tahoe’s Winter Military Camp

Nicky Byrnes Local Events

I had the great honor of photographing Achieve Tahoe’s winter military camp this year. Twice a year, Achieve Tahoe invites disabled vets plus a guest each to come to the mountains for a week, completely FREE of charge! They’re able to enjoy the outdoors with their friends/family, maybe for the first time since their injury! This is always an inspiring experience and it changes lives. Achieve Tahoe cannot put on these camps for our amazing veterans without YOUR HELP! The Ability Challenge is Achieve Tahoe’s biggest fundraiser of the year so I’d be so appreciative if you could spare a few dollars and donate on my page. If there’s a vet with a disability (from PTSD to amputations, everyone is welcome) in your life that you know and love, send them to Achieve Tahoe!

More About Achieve Tahoe

Based in North Lake Tahoe . . . . Achieve Tahoe leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities. With over 48 years experience, our trained staff and volunteers guide you in discovering life without limits. Our specialized adaptive equipment and teaching methods allow us to accommodate almost ANYone with ANY disability.
Our Mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence.

Brief History In 1967 Jim Winthers, a World War II Veteran of the 10th Mountain Division and Director of the Soda Springs Ski School, brought together a group of Vietnam Veterans to support each other as they learned to cope with their disabilities. These Veterans taught themselves and others how to ski. From there, our organization was born.

Achieve Tahoe has continued its rehabilitation orientation and remains dedicated to the belief that sports are a vital part of the process in which individuals with disabilities gain self-confidence, mobility, and greater independence. Our programs promote education, socialization and employment. They help turn tragedy into triumph by instilling in participants the knowledge that it’s not their disabilities, but their abilities that count.