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Veteran Family Support Rest and Relaxation Retreat

This program was designed for the service member, their spouse and caregiver, and their children. Most retreats like this will only focus on one of those components, but at Camp Ara, we know the family and the season you are in includes the entire body of the family, not just one part. Apply for the Veteran Family Support Rest and Relaxation Retreat today and connect with others who can relate, participate in small groups to learn how to grow physically, mentally, and spiritually with experts in their field, and experience God’s creation in the mountains of Fairmont, West Virginia.  

Who is eligible?

The Veteran Family Support Rest and Relaxation Retreat is open to families of all veterans, active duty or reservist service members, and national guardsmen. The service member and up to seven other dependants  are eligible. There are no age restrictions for children, only to the comfort of the family. Each family will stay in a private cabin and during scheduled activities, there will be dedicated child activities to include child care for the infants. You just need to apply and we will contact you for the rest.

What is the cost to attend?

For those who apply and are selected, there is little to no cost. Camp Ara was founded by veterans and their families and we know the prices you have already paid to our country. Once notified of registration, if transportation costs are a concern, email us at info@aracamps.com and we will connect with you to see how we can help. 

How do I apply?

It will only take five minutes to fill out the application. After it is submitted we will let you know via email that your application has been received. If you need assistance with your application, you can always contact us and we will assist you in any way possible. It is that easy!  (Application coming soon!)

When are the retreats?

Retreats are limited to the demand in applications and the funding that is available for the program. Only six families can be enrolled per retreat at this time, you will be notified at least four weeks in advance if you were selected for the next proposed retreat date on our calendar. As applications come in, and funding is made available, we will add additional retreats to our calendar. Check out below to see how you can sponsor one or more for this program.

How can I support this program?

The frequency of this program is dependent on our available funding. As donations and support rise, we will continue to increase the frequency of these programs. All of the donations made with the ID #ARASOLDIERSALUTE goes 100% into veteran programs that support active duty service members, veterans, reservists, or those in the National Guard and all of their families. We are a non-profit organization and can accept your tax-deductible donations below. 

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