Warrior Adventure Quest - Fort Carson
The Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) is a reintegtration program to help Soldiers respond to stress and excitement following a major training or deployment.
Promoting positive adrenaline responses, improving morale and communication, and developing trust and teamwork through adventure-based activites.
This program is fully funded by the Department of the Army and MWR.
Max # of attendees
|White Water Rafting||May - August||Big Horn Sheef Canyon; 9 miles of rapids and calm stretches.||30|
|Adventure Park||Year round||Jump off a 75' free fall tower and test your skills on a 5-level adventure course.||60|
|Ski & Snowboard||November - April||Hit the powdery slopes of Loveland or Monarch||40|
|Trap & Skeet||Year round||Shoot clay pigeons at Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex's brand new course.||30|
|Woods Ball Paintball||Year round||Employ tactical maneuvers in this natural outdoor area||60|
|Inflatable kayak||August–September||You are in charge of your own craft as you navigate down the Arkansas River||10|
|Go Kart||Year Round||Race everyone in your platoon around this indoor track||30|
- Available only for soldiers and their platoons.
- Conducted at platoon level
- Must be executed within the first 120 days of returning from a major training or deployment
- New eligibility to WAQ: if a unit has not been on a WAQ trip within two years
- Each platoon is allowed one WAQ program per reset cycle
- Must be conducted during a duty day
- Full-day adventure program followed with a Leader-Led After Action Debrief (L-LAAD)
- Completion of mandatory post activity survey
- Drinking alcoholic beverages is prohbited prior to and during activity
5 Stages of WAQ programming (required)
Schedule your Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) program!
Leader Training. In this training, platoon leaders will learn how to facillitate a Leader-Led After Action Debrief (L-LAAD) held after the end of each program. Throughout the training, leaders will also be familiarized with the importance and goals of the WAQ program. Training is held every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Outdoor Recreation Complex (Buidling 2429)
Soldier Brief. Platoon leaders describe the WAQ program to their soldiers, explaining the scheduled program and goals of the WAQ. The details for the WAQ program will be described to all participating soldiers.
This is your high adventure program.
The L-LAAD is held immediately after the activity and is facilitated by L-LAAD trained leaders. This is a basic debrief of the day's high adventure program.
Desired outcomes of the high adventure activity
- Platoon cohesion
- Create a controlled environment for adrenaline-seeking Soldiers
- An introduction to various outdoor recreation activities
- Increase dialogue regarding training or combat experience
- Increase of trust and teamwork within each platoon