Glacier Outdoor Center Blog


On July 23, we filled our rafts with people who are the very definition of inspiration and dedication.

It was on that Saturday that a group of fathers, uncles, brothers, cousins, volunteers and staff members all took part in Glacier Outdoor Center’s Wounded Warrior Project Caregiver Retreat. As members of the Wounded Warrior Project, these volunteers are committed to caring for loved ones who have been severely injured in the line of duty.

Just like the servicemen and women who risk and sacrifice their lives for our safety, these Caregivers deserve some serious gratitude. Many of us have never experienced the injuries inflicted by war, and thanks to our brave servicemen and women, many more of us never will. Injuries like these require special care, countless hours of support and encouragement every step of the way. That’s where the Caregivers come in, pouring their hearts into the recovery of an injured brother, son, daughter, friend or a complete stranger.

The Caregivers’ work is purposeful, necessary and –for many–a full-time job, which can make it exhausting. With that in mind, we here at Glacier Outdoor Center decided to say thanks to this incredible crew by treating them to a well-deserved float trip.

The weather couldn’t have been better, and visiting with each of these people –who have sacrificed so much for the healing of those who have sacrificed even more– reminded us what true heart really looks like.

Wishing you a mindful day playing in the park and on the water –

Your Glacier Outdoor Center crew