Patriot Resilient Leader Institute - Camp Resilience
The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI) is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Gilford, New Hampshire that recognizes the long-standing sacrifices of Veterans and First Responders. Through this organization, Camp Resilience came to fruition by offering therapeutic retreats tailored specifically for Veterans, First Responders, and their families. Using the picturesque Lakes Region in New Hampshire as the backdrop for an outdoor classroom, the Retreats combine experiential learning activities supplemented with peer-to-peer counseling. The Retreats include life skills workshops, coordinated by active and retired Veterans, VA clinicians and psychologists. These retreats help Heroes recover their physical and mental agility.
Founded in 2014 by a small group of Veterans and enthusiastic community leaders, Patriot Resilient Leadership Institute has welcomed over 759 participants across New England, to 81 Camp Resilience retreats. Staffed primarily by devoted volunteers and community leaders, the organization has two paid employees, a full time Program Coordinator, and a part time Donor Development Coordinator. Both employees support the Board of Directors by supplementing and identifying potential funding sources.
Throughout New England, Camp Resilience has earned praise for improving the quality of lives for Veterans, their families, and local First Responders. Camp Resilience has earned its steadfast reputation for unwavering commitment to supporting the life of every Veteran and every First Responder.