TAPS Young Adults Paralympic Experience

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Lake Placid, New York
Entry Form Close Date: July 7, 2023

TAPS Young Adults Experiences promote care, peer connection and personal well-being in locations across the country for military survivors ages 18 to 30. These one-of-a-kind experiences provide a safe space to be themselves, have fun, and focus on well-being and personal development.


Young Adults New England




From August 16 to 20, 2023, TAPS Young Adults will take part in a one-of-a-kind experience in beautiful Lake Placid, New York at Wildwood on the Lake, focusing on Discovering the Possibilities. We will visit the Lake Placid Olympic and Paralympic Training Center and partner with Paralympic Coaches and Athletes as they guide us through activities such as bobsleding, curling, biathlon, skating, "ice house starts" and more. We will meet and be inspired by athletes like U.S. Army Veteran and World Champion Bobsledder Will Castillo. Programming throughout the event will support opportunities for stepping outside one's comfort zone, trying new things and discovering new possibilities. We look forward to having you join us!

This experience will require moderate physical activity throughout.



Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, TAPS is able to provide this event to surviving young adults at no cost.

Flights, lodging, meals, activities and supplies for all attendees will be provided.

TAPS Young Adults Program staff will be in contact after applicants have been approved and registered to confirm travel details.



This online entry request form (look for the blue button at the top of this page) will close on July 7, 2023.

Please note the following event and participation criteria:

  1. Participant to be within the ages of 18 to 30 years old
  2. Complete high school by at the start of this event
  3. Be willing to participate in all activities within the scope of the TAPS Young Adults Paralympic Experience.

If you have any questions, please email youngadults@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).


About TAPS Young Adults Programmimg

In all TAPS Young Adults Programmimg, we focus on Care + Connection + Well-being. 

Care: We foster judgment-free spaces with peers who understand, where you can bring all that you carry and lean on others who won't feel burdened. 

Connection: When peers show up and support each other, it becomes a trusted and encouraging community, where we hope you feel free and safe to have fun. 

Well-being: With personal development tools for life and self-care and some time just for you, we help you focus in on your mental and emotional well-being - to uncover your own confidence, empowerment and growth.

Through a Peer Community of support, accessible resources and enriching experiences, we equip young adults to live content and fulfilling lives.