Right now we are looking for people to attend the first camp, we have a criteria list for this first camp and we need to find 4 families that would like to participate. This first camp will be the camp that we learn the most from – the families that are selected are going to be accepting the opportunity to let us figure it all out with them so their feedback is essential and will be used in future camps. Here is some additional information in case you or anyone you might know would be interested.
The kids will need to be out of school Friday, Monday and Tuesday - in the future the camps will be on long weekends but for this first one we needed more time.
From Ft.Hood the drive is 3 hours and 20 minutes.
They must commit to the full camp stay.
They will not be paid, however they will not pay for anything, it is all provided for them for FREE. They will stay at a beautiful ranch in a Main House with the other families.
All need to be recently returning from deployment
All need to be stationed at Ft. Hood
All need to be in their first marriage
All have 2 to 3 kids between the ages of 8 - 12 (preferred)
The use of HBOC (this is an oxygen system) is available to soldiers if they are interested - considered an alternative healthier approach to PTSD than drugs with serious side effects. We may or may not be able to use this at this first camp. It's good for anyone to use for any kind of stressful experience.
They must not be allergic to animals. This is an outdoor environment with the possible exposure to poison ivy or oak. The use of horses and dogs will be there.
There is also a swimming pool and will be no life guard on duty. This camp is also located on the beautiful Brazos River with steep drop offs.
They must be okay with being separated from children for different events. Kids will have some fun activities with certified Child Life Therapists while adults are involved in adult activities. There are plenty of family activities on the schedule as well. There is a scheduled "date Night" for couples.
We will be filming the entire family and conducting on camera interviews and will be able to use their stories in all media outlets. TV show, web and for promotional services.
We will be using their testimony in all media outlets. They must sign a non- disclosure agreement for at least a 2 year period of time.
They must sign a liability waiver to come to the camp as well as production waiver.
We would like to know if there are any "dreams" these families have - meeting someone is sports, entertainment, any trips they have dreamed of going on, etc.
If you hvve anymore questions please feel free to leave a message here and I will get back to you.
Also if you would like to see Camp Better America at your duty station, let me know that as well!