VERDUN ADVENTURE BOUND INC

Me To The We TO The One

aka Verdun   |   Rixeyville, VA   |  www.verdunadventurebound.org

Mission

TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE PERSONAL GROWTH AND TO TEACH STEWARDSHIP OF THE LAND THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING USING NATURE TRAILS, HIGH ADVENTURE, PRIMITIVE CAMPING AND ECOLOGY STUDIES.

Ruling year info

2000

Founder

DR. David M. Snyder MD.

Executive Director

Mrs. Honore Hastings

Main address

17044 Adventure Bound Trail

Rixeyville, VA 22737 USA

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EIN

54-1937517

NTEE code info

(Youth Development Programs) (O50)

Health Support Services (E60)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

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Challenge Course Team Building

Verdun Adventure Bound is a 55-acre facility located in Rixeyville, VA. Founded by Dr. David Snyder in 1999, Verdun is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization striving to make a positive impact in the lives of adults and children in the community and to support stewardship of the land.

Verdun houses a thirty-three-element challenge course including twenty low ropes elements and thirteen pole based high ropes elements. This challenge course is used by the qualified Verdun staff to enhance teamwork, communication, leadership ability, social skills, critical thinking, and so much more. Verdun uses the Outward Boundâ„¢ and experiential learning models to teach valuable life lessons and strengthen relationships through experience and adversity.

Verdun also houses a greenhouse, two ponds, hiking trails, and campsites. These resources combined with local resources such as the Rappahannock and Shenandoah Rivers, Shenandoah National Park, and Lake Anna provide Verdun with an extensive number of activities to use in a variety of programs. Verdun strives to be a community asset to the tri-county area, serving in every way we can.

Population(s) Served

What is it?

The Groundwork project is a leadership development and career readiness program. The Program runs for eight weeks, taking place one day per week for six hours. Weekly session topics are Team Building; Initiative & Self Starting; Communication; Collaboration; Relationships; Conflict Resolution & Problem Solving; Resiliency; CPR,First Aid, and Personal Safety Training. The Groundwork Project is a joint venture between Verdun Adventure Bound and Rappahannock Goodwill Industries.

As The Groundwork Project, we seek to strengthen each individual's mind and body, providing practical skill building that leads to sustainable employment; therefore,strengthening our community as a whole.

Who is Eligible?

The Groundwork Project is open to any person age 16 to 24, who has a life circumstance present making is difficult to find employment. Each participant in The Groundwork Project will need to be able to work independently and is able to complete all activities of daily living skills.

How do I Apply?

To apply for The Groundwork Project, you must be recommended by an adult, other than a family member.

Questions About Applying?

Contact Sara Drebes: [email protected]

Phone: 540.604.6241

Population(s) Served

Success in Overcoming Adversity in Recovery (SOAR) is an 8-week program designed to provide a supportive and inclusive community service to the tri-county members struggling with addiction, and more specially, opiate addiction. SOAR is designed to provide comprehensive support for people in recovery by empowering participants to overcome the critical factors that lead to relapse through experiential education, promoting physical and mental wellness, mentoring, building community support, promoting healthy coping mechanisms, and providing support for personal and career development.

Collaborations: Project SOAR is a community initiative supported by SpriritWorks, Come As You Are (CAYA), Rappahannock Goodwill Industries (RGI), Willow Circle Art, Virginia Cooperative Extension. Including: Funding from Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, BWell Today for Tomorrow, Come As You Are (CAYA), and Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services.

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Awards

Non-Profit of the Year 2019

Fauquier Chamber of Commerce

Financials

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VERDUN ADVENTURE BOUND INC

Board of directors
as of 03/06/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jeff Hollis

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Board co-chair

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