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 counselors, to give them a way to ease back into every day family life following deployment.
The 2023 Camp Gratitude event will be held June 16h to the 23rd at the "Veterans Camp Ground on Big Marine Lake" in Marine on St Croix, Minnesota. Accommodations at the Veterans Camp Ground include newer air conditioned, fully furnished and equipped cabins with flat screen TV's and wi-fi. Camp Gratitude is FREE for the whole veteran family.
For information on how to register, please email if your family is interested in attending the 2023 Camp Gratitude. This year's event is limited to 12 veteran families at The Veterans Camp Ground. Please contact Camp Gratitude as soon as possible to reserve your accommodations.
ALL AVAILABLE OPENINGS FOR 2023 HAVE BEEN FILLED with a substantial waiting list. Applications for 2024 will be available on this site in July 2023.
Camp Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization