"We loved that it felt like a "no pressure" atmosphere but still provided structure through planned activities. There was a good balance for adults and kids. We are so grateful for the opportunity. Thank you for an amazing week."
"I loved the relaxed environment, I loved that my kids had other kids to meet and play with, I love the new friendships that have come out of this, and zi loved how we could all relate to one another in some way."
"We love it here! Thank You!"
Facebook Posting by attending family
"I can’t even begin to say enough about Camp Gratitude. It’s a week event that will last a lifetime in your heart. It was the one time that me and my kids were able to connect with people that could truly understand our deepest feelings.
"In a state where we don’t live on a base when our loved ones deploy and we are scattered throughout cities and towns we often struggle and feel very alone. Many times we have help from family, and friends...but that tie that binds comes from the ones who can look at you and know exactly where you’ve been without saying a word. Those are the people you meet at Camp Gratitude. "
"This place brings you to a family that knows you and loves you because they know your joys and pins before you even share them. There is a bond you will never lose after a week of enjoyment at Camp Gratitude. I recommend every veteran takes their family. This is so different than any other camp your family will attend.”
"This was one of the best family bonding camps I've ever attended"
"Great mix of activities and free time. Thank you for the wonderful experience, the Target gift card, gift bag and fantastic perks are all very kind. Thank you for a terrific week with military families. We love Camp Gratitude.
"This has been a great week away from the busyness of life to actually focus on just our family. We feel closer as a family and even more prepared for his deployment"
"I always say how amazing Camp Gratitude was for us, but today we got this in the mail (memory book). This place just keeps giving. If you are a veteran, I definitely recommend you go to this camp, and if you're not a veteran and want to donate to a amazing cause, this is the place. Love Love Love this book they made and miss all the friends we made there."
Facebook posting by a Camp Gratitude alum about a conversation with her daughter.
Haylee has NOT stopped talking since I picked her up after work. However this little jingle was hard not to tell you Bill Hottel. She sang, I kid you not, this made up song.... "Camp Gratitude, let's go to camp gratitude, oh why are we not at camp gratitude. It's summer...I want to see my friends... Let's all go to camp gratitude". And she followed it with "mommy let's drive there now!!!!".
"From the Friday we arrived to the Friday we left my children were in heaven. I cannot stress how much this camp meant to them and myself. It has been almost 8 months since we left Camp Gratitude and my kids STILL talk about it and ask when we are going back. That alone should say wonders about this camp."
My family has been blessed by this organization. Thank you Camp Gratitude!"
Please take a moment to learn and hopefully support this great organization. Our family utilized Camp Gratitude this past summer and was able to connect as a family after deployment and meet other families who share in our own struggles!"