Our Approach

We provide mindful nature-based experiences as a way to help individuals ground and connect with the natural world around them. Nature is a powerful teacher that always finds a way to rise again and again through every season. Our programs use this natural environment to help our Military community realize that they have the tools they need to build self efficacy and resilience in the face of difficulty. 

Upcoming Programs

OUR CAMP RESILIENT DAY RETREATS ARE FREE & OPEN TO ALL ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS!

Available Dates

September 29
October 4
October 6
October 11 

Our Approach

We provide mindful nature-based experiences as a way to help individuals ground and connect with the natural world around them. Nature is a powerful teacher that always finds a way to rise again and again through every season. Our programs use this natural environment to help our Military community realize that they have the tools they need to build self efficacy and resilience in the face of difficulty. 

Core Programs

  • Mindfulness – Coping skills for reductions in anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. Mindfulness is the practice of noticing– your environment, thoughts, body sensations, and feelings in the here and now. Through building awareness and simply noticing what is happening internally, it creates an emotional change instead of being trapped by automatic responses.  Mindfulness can be used to identify unhelpful automatic thought patterns, and replace them with thoughts and are both true and helpful. Mindfulness is also the practice of noticing the breath. Specific types of breathing can activate the relaxation response which can counteract the harmful effects of stress.
  • Mindfulness Nature Walk – Practicing mindfulness while walking in nature. Walking in nature can be a more comfortable, non-threatening way to discuss thoughts and feelings while engaging in reflection, gaining coping skills and processing. Walking outdoors with the fresh air, sound of the leaves under your feet, smells of the pine trees and other sensations aid in the practice of mindfulness and awareness building. 
  • Equine and horsemanship experiences– An experience utilizing the unique aspects and movements of the horse to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to reach functional outcomes. Led by Ben Stennett, Certified Equine Provider.
  • Yoga – The science of achieving optimal health on all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually: utilizing breath, mindful movement and meditation.
  • Mindful Eating – eating is the very beginning of robust digestion, nutrient absorption, gut health and weight management. Its downstream effects make a significant impact in mental health through the “feel good” hormones produced in the gut, and the constant communication between gut and brain through the vagus nerve.
  • Om Shanti Sound Healing – The most basic element of the human being is the cell, and the simplest way of communicating with the cells are through vibration. The vibrations from sound bowls slow down breathing, heart rate, and produce an overall sense of calm and well-being, while the vibrations massage every cell in your body.
  • Trauma Therapy – The invisible wounds of war include TBI, PTS, MST and moral injury.
  • Sexual Assault Therapy – Partnering with V.O.I.C.E.S, Camp Resilient will help ’empower, support, and renew hope of sexual assault victims through holistic, wellness and therapeutic support, allowing them to find their voice as they take the healing journey from a victim to a survivor.’

Future Programs
  • Forest BathingBroadly, forest bathing means to take in, in all of one’s senses, the forest atmosphere. It involves the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, or the “rest-and-digest” state that is the body’s optimal state for healing and protects the body against stress

    • Writing Workshop – Explore how writing can help you think about where you are and where you would like to go. Learn how to start to write for yourself or for other readers. Tips on journaling, article and book writing, and the publishing process. Led by an award-winning author, with deep experiences helping new writers become published. You have a story.
  • Therapeutic Horticulture – Mental health programs conducted in a garden setting have been shown to decrease depression and anxiety, increase attention and self-esteem, reduce stress, improve sleep, and provide a feeling of connectedness to nature and enjoyment of the outdoors.
Connect with Camp Resilient.

Are you interested in attending one of our programs? If interested in you or your team participating in a future program, please connect with us!

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