Camp Gratitude is a FREE week-long camping experience for military and veteran families to relax and have fun while building strength and resilience. We do this to honor and thank these families for their service to our country. The camp is for any military or veteran family that has experienced deployment .
Just because veterans have returned home from their deployment does not mean they are home safe. Veterans suffer disproportionately high rates of unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and drug abuse, divorce and suicide. Veteran families need help coping with these issues and adjusting to life following return from deployment. Recognizing this need, Camp Gratitude provides camp participants access to professional family therapists, themselves recent veterans, to give them a way to ease back into every day family life following deployment.
The 2018 Camp Gratitude event will be held June 15th to the 22nd at the "Veterans Camp Ground on Big Marine Lake" in Marine on St Croix, Minnesota and July 20th to the 27th in conjunction with Operation Welcome Home at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch in Stewartville, MN. Accommodations at the Veterans Camp Ground include newer air conditioned, fully furnished and equipped cabins with flat screen TV's and wi-fi. Ironwood Springs accommodations include hotel-like lodge rooms, wi-fi, air conditioning, no TV. Camp Gratitude is FREE for the whole veteran family.
For information on how to register, please call or email if your family is interested in attending the 2018 Camp Gratitude. This years event in limited to 12 veteran families so please contact Camp Gratitude as soon as possible to reserve your cabin.
Camp Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
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Camp Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a FREE week long camping experience for military and veteran famiies to relax and reconnect while building strength and resilience. We do this to honor and thank these families for their service to our Country.
Please help us thank our military and veteran families by providing a generous donation. We thank you in advance for any contribution you can make to help our cause.
*100% of the donations are applied to the actual cost of the Camp Gratitude event. All administrators are volunteers.