A Word from Our Founders
Military service is a life we have proudly chosen, and we accept the adversity and sacrifice. While serving our country, our families also serve and the current scope of need within our military community is both urgent and great. Being in nature is a proven, evidence-based way to meet the need for healing stress and trauma. In nature, we learn to connect and be at peace with ourselves first, and then with others—that is why we are growing Camp Resilient.
Invisible wounds like Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), post-traumatic stress (PTS) and other military specific trauma affect not just the service member or veteran, their families are also uniquely impacted. Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are a common stress plaguing our families and caregivers. We have made progress in the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) with the Veterans Choice Act, however, there is still a big gap in care and we are building a bridge to fill that gap. In partnership with your support, our team and the community, we are able to improve the health and wellbeing of those who serve and are suffering.
We are working specifically with the Fort Bragg military command, community and veterans living within our local area. Camp Resilient is designed to effectively support and improve the stress and trauma effects from service and build resilience within the individual, family, unit and community.
The long term effects of war have challenged the family unit and the force. Military marriages, the hardship spouses face with both employment and careers, the military child and their education, the rising suicide rates and addiction. The entire family needs healing, and there is no better place to begin this process than the time and space to reconnect within a nature based program equipped to support the family at every level. Camp Resilient is a safe, holistic, evidence based, family oriented, collaborative team offering therapeutic experiences within the healing power of nature.
We need your support,
Lyla E. Owens, U.S. Army OIF Veteran President, Board of Directors
Britt Harris, Gold Star Spouse Vice President, Board of Director