Verdun utilizes a multi-faceted challenge course, community partnerships, and natural resources in our area to provide custom experiences that connect people to each other and their community. Verdun promotes individual and collective growth through programs designed to meet the specific needs of our clients and our community as a whole.
Today’s home and workplace might be highly connected through high-tech, but people are more isolated than ever. Recently a survey by health insurer Cigna found a 13% increase in feelings of loneliness and isolation among adults since 2018*.
A lack of face-to-face interaction and decrease in tactical problem solving, one could argue, have created a fractured community that is challenged to both communicate and collaborate. This causes workplace stress and disruption from workers who’ve lost the sense of how to work together for a common goal, and leads to depression and anxiety for kids whose social interactions are limited to smartphones and video games.
Verdun Adventure Bound helps people of all ages reconnect as teams and individuals through customized, experiential courses that range from pole-based challenges to hiking and rafting adventures. Time in nature is not just a valuable experience, it’s a primal need.
Verdun Adventure Bound’s programs and experiences provide young people with a nature-based disconnect from technology. By overcoming real-life, tactical challenges and relying on their own ingenuity, young people come away from a Verdun adventure with a positive sense of accomplishment that can be life-changing. For companies and organizations experiencing bottlenecks and low morale, Verdun’s programs bring teams into a fresh environment to reconnect as colleagues and realize their personal strengths and shared humanity.
Overall, Verdun Adventure Bound aims to empower individuals by teaching the skills for personal, professional, and team success.
VISION & MISSION
To realize our vision, Verdun utilizes a multi-faceted challenge course, community partnerships, and natural resources in our area to provide custom experiences that connect people to each other and their community. Verdun promotes individual and collective growth through programs designed to meet the specific needs of our clients and our community as a whole.
Verdun Adventure Bound, in order to realize this vision, holds the organization and the Board of Directors, and the staff accountable to 5 guiding principles
Commitment: Verdun will maintain a growth mindset seeking to continually improve in all that we are and all that we offer
Stewardship: We commit to consistently recognize our role within the world around us. We commit to being excellent stewards of the resources provided to us by donors, organizations, and clients and recognize the responsibility we carry.
Equity: Verdun Adventure Bound is open and accessible to all without exception.
Humility: We pledge to always put others before self in word and action as individuals and as an organization
Safety: Physical and emotional well-being is foremost and resolute in all that we do.
MEET THE TEAM
Dr. David Snyder (Doc)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kendal is a physical therapist and owner of Blaser Therapy, a private physical therapy office. She has been practicing since 1985 and opened her own office in Warrenton in 1996. A native to Baltimore, Maryland, Kendal graduated from Frostburg State University with a BS in Philosophy and later from Old Dominion University with a BS in Physical Therapy.
Kendal has been active in community service and youth development for over twenty years, specifically youth development when she began assisting with her son’s recreational sports teams and later when she was one of the founding members of the Fauquier County Youth Lacrosse League. During her involvement with the league, she acted as Women’s Commissioner and Coach of the girl’s team.
Kendal has traveled with Dr. Snyder on medical mission trips to China and Haiti. Kendal has been actively involved with Verdun Adventure Bound both as a board member and volunteer for over 10 years. She also serves on the Fauquier Free Clinic Board and is very active in both organizations’ fundraising events.
Mrs. Blaser has been married since 1986 to Tom Blaser and is the proud mother of their two sons, Sam and Tyler.
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