A sports camp for military veterans in Big Bear offers healing and friendship

Jesus Guzmán (right) and fellow Higher Ground veterans participate in a team-building exercise during a hike in Big Bear, CA.
Jesus Guzmán (right) and fellow Higher Ground veterans participate in a team-building exercise during a hike in Big Bear, CA.
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Wounds caused by military service can stay with troops long after they leave the armed forces.

In the great outdoors of Big Bear, CA, veterans from different generations and backgrounds found healing at a camp organized by the non-profit Higher Ground.  

These are some of their stories.

Read more on LAist.com: Veterans Find Healing In The Great Outdoors Of Big Bear

This story was produced by the American Homefront Project, a public media collaboration that reports on American military life and veterans. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.