This weekend, 24 military veterans and active duty personnel with physical disabilities from throughout New England and beyond will gather at Camp Wavus in Jefferson for the sixth annual summer Veterans/No Boundaries program, organized by Maine Handicapped Skiing.

Participants will enjoy paddling, cycling, shooting, archery, fishing, martial arts, crafts and other activities throughout the weekend, as well as other opportunities for camaraderie and bonding that a four-day retreat in a gorgeous setting affords. All activities are modified by MHS instructors and volunteers to account for the various disabilities within the group.

The group includes six soldiers with disabilities from Fort Drum, N.Y., who will be traveling on orders with support cadre from the Army to the program as part of their rehabilitative care that is provided in Fort Drum’s Warrior Transition Unit. “The fact that the Army is so invested in this trip for these soldiers is a tremendous endorsement of the work that we do at Veterans/No Boundaries and its importance to the recovery of our wounded warriors,” said Peter Adams, executive director of Maine Handicapped Skiing.

Most of the participants will also be bringing family members to the weekend programs. All activities and accommodations are provided free of charge thanks to funding from Bath Iron Works and other sponsors of Veterans/No Boundaries.

Summer funding for Veterans/No Boundaries primarily goes toward renting a facility. Camp Wavus is situated on the banks of Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson. Since 2006, the girls camp has been owned and operated by Kieve-Wavus Education Inc. This is the camp’s first time hosting a Veterans/No Boundaries program, although the organization has another program for military veterans and their families.