Homecoming starts with family
Our homecoming retreats reunite entire families. Fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, spouses and teenage children fully participate throughout the homecoming retreat and learn how they can best support their returning troop back home. (For returning troops without immediate family nearby, we encourage them to invite extended family and close friends.)
Children enjoy a full-blown summer camp
For the children of our returning troops, homecoming retreats feel like summer camp. We surprise, delight and engage the children with outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, games, singing, dancing, skits and water sports.
Returning troops engage with a community that cares
While the kids are enjoying a complete summer camp experience, we introduce returning troops (and their spouses) to local social networks that will help them establish new circles of friends and broaden their foundation of social support.
Returning troops get help applying for their military benefits
Volunteers will be available throughout the retreat to help returning troops (and their spouses) apply for their education, job training and VA benefits. And we also introduce them to members of local community organizations that provide military families with ongoing support throughout the year.
A job fair and a college fair
Throughout the retreat, we introduce returning troops (and their spouses) to representatives from colleges, vocational schools and employers who will help them explore the various career and education opportunities available to them.
Homecoming retreats help returning troops engage with the social support they need to maximize their education, employment and social opportunities throughout the year.
Homecoming retreats give military spouses a chance to participate in the homecoming process and learn how they can best support their returning troop.
The children enjoy a complete summer camp experience including outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, games, singing, dancing, skits and water sports.
The entire family -- fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, spouses and teenage children are invited to participate in Veterans Homecoming Retreat and learn about how they can best support their returning troop through the transition back home.
For colleges and vocational schools, our homecoming retreats provide incredible opportunities to reach out to returning troops, recruit new students, engage local community organizations and provide summer jobs for their students.
Becoming a children's camp counselor provides college students with an incredible opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of these children.
For local employers, our homecoming retreats provide great ways to meet and hire returning troops with proven experience and leadership skills. We also support mentoring and apprenticeships programs.
We work closely with local military bases to help ensure a smooth transition for our troops as they leave the military and return to civilian life.
We work closely with the Veterans Administrations to help returning troops apply for healthcare coverage and improve their access to the military benefits they have earned.
All of our education, employment and VA benefit initiatives have been specifically designed to meet the needs of every returning veteran, especially wounded veterans and their families. All of our adaptive programs strive to meet the needs of wounded veterans and help them engage with the social support they need to stay in the stream of life.
Homecoming retreats give local volunteers meaningful and rewarding ways to honor returning troops for their service and sacrifice. Our summer camps enlist local community volunteers in the process of helping returning troops get re-settled back home.
We make volunteering fun! We love our volunteers and we greatly appreciate all that they do to help make our returning troops feel at home. We encourage our volunteers to get to know our returning troops and share their interests, their expertise and their local knowledge with them.