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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.  



Verdun envisions a more collaborative community that fosters empowered, adventurous individuals.

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We provide connection to nature, oneself, and community through experiential learning.

In order to realize this mission, the Verdun Adventure Bound Board of Directors, Staff, and participants commit to 5 guiding principles:

  • Safety: Physical and emotional well-being is foremost and resolute in all that we do.

  • Commitment: Verdun will maintain a growth mindset seeking to continually improve ourselves and our offerings. 

  • Respect: We believe that every individual has value, and we consistently work to remove barriers and make programs accessible.

  • Humility: We will always put the needs of others before our own. We recognize the value of our environment and commit to being excellent stewards of the physical and natural resources provided to us.

  • Fun: Joy is a trademark of Verdun’s approach.

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Dr. David Snyder (Doc) 


Kendal Blaser

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.

Welcome to our newest Board Members!!!

Check back for their Bios 

Marty Bywaters-Baldwin

Katie Snyder 

Erin Kozanecki

Caroline Wood 

Tom Blaser 

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