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Adventuring

Our adventures are dedicated to military and first responder families, nonprofit leaders, and youth. Military & First Responder Families: The healing power of faith, family, and the great outdoors has saved countless heroes. We're 100% successful in suicide prevention because we focus on what matters most to military and first responder personnel. We have resources to restore mental health reactively, but we favor a proactive approach in preparing for traumatic stress. If you're ready for a better way forward, want to learn how to hunt, fish, and survive in the wild, then sign up for an adventure today. Hunting and fishing gives warriors a mission, youth a sense of worth, and women independence. For warriors, our goal is to reignite a purpose-driven life and provide them a platform to make a difference from. We're building America's future defenders more resilient than ever before. By establishing childhood roots in the outdoors, fostering a personal relationship with God, and encouraging honor and respect for their parents, youth are blossoming into community impact agents. Women are learning outdoor skills, gaining confidence and independence, and building stronger relationships. Leaders: Nonprofit and church leaders face burnout from Vicarious Trauma. Our mission is to refuel them through outdoor adventures, train them on best practices, and offer network support. Youth Hunting Camps November 2015 launched our strategic partnership with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to host youth hunts through the Youth Hunting Program of Florida. Participants learn weapon safety, tracking, biology, wilderness survival, meat processing, orienting, wild game cooking, and hunting. Our approach builds moral and ethical outdoorsmen dedicated to protecting natural resources. To date, we have hosted over 2,500 families, harvesting countless deer, hog, turkey, alligator, squirrel, duck, coyote, elk, quail, iguana, and dove.   ​Our Aquatics Division is supercharged with Hoorah Therapy. Sure, there's times when we grab a cane pole and relax, but for the most part we're on, in, or under the water pursuing dinner for our friends and family. Living in the now is important, but it can be helpful to focus on your next adventure when things get tough.   Program activities include: Fishing Scalloping Lobstering Spearfishing Bowfishing Gigging Whitewater  Kayaking/canoeing/SUP River and Springs exploration Shrimping Surfing Beach BBQs

EVENTS

  • Fishing for Heroes
    Fishing for Heroes
    Mon, Jul 24
    Astor
    Jul 24, 6:00 AM – Sep 30, 6:00 AM
    Astor, Florida, USA
    Jul 24, 6:00 AM – Sep 30, 6:00 AM
    Astor, Florida, USA
    We have a lot of fishing opportunities available for military and first responder personnel. Please use the registration page to tell us a little more about your desire to get on, in, or under the water.
  • Gator Hunts for Heroes
    Gator Hunts for Heroes
    Tue, Aug 15
    Florida, USA
    Aug 15, 5:00 PM – Nov 01, 5:00 PM
    Florida, USA
    Aug 15, 5:00 PM – Nov 01, 5:00 PM
    Florida, USA
    Please complete this registration page if: 1. You'd like to donate a tag to a warrior, woman, or youth. 2. You're a military or first responder family interested in going gator hunting.
  • South Florida Adventure
    South Florida Adventure
    Mon, Sep 18
    Location is TBD
    Sep 18, 3:00 PM – Sep 23, 10:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    Sep 18, 3:00 PM – Sep 23, 10:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    Iguana hunting, lobstering from shore, peacock bass fishing, and more.
  • Arkansas CAN Bear/Deer Archery Camp
    Arkansas CAN Bear/Deer Archery Camp
    Fri, Sep 22
    Clarksville
    Sep 22, 4:00 PM – Sep 25, 12:00 PM
    Clarksville, Ozone, Clarksville, AR, USA
    Sep 22, 4:00 PM – Sep 25, 12:00 PM
    Clarksville, Ozone, Clarksville, AR, USA
    Have you ever dreamed of hunting bear with bow and arrow? Well here's your chance! We're teaming up with a retired Veteran to host a bear and deer hunting camp in Arkansas. Register for a chance to go.
  • Warrior Archery Deer Camp
    Warrior Archery Deer Camp
    Fri, Sep 29
    Elkton
    Sep 29, 3:00 PM – Oct 01, 10:00 AM
    Elkton, Elkton, FL 32033, USA
    Sep 29, 3:00 PM – Oct 01, 10:00 AM
    Elkton, Elkton, FL 32033, USA
    This is a modified DIY archery hunting camp for deer and hogs.
  • KY CAN Youth Deer Camp
    KY CAN Youth Deer Camp
    Fri, Oct 13
    McKee
    Oct 13, 4:00 PM – Oct 15, 11:50 PM
    McKee, McKee, KY 40447, USA
    Oct 13, 4:00 PM – Oct 15, 11:50 PM
    McKee, McKee, KY 40447, USA
    Kentucky's youth hunt weekend. This is the registration for not only our partnership hunt with Camp Hero but other camps around KY.
  • FL CAN Youth Deer Camps
    FL CAN Youth Deer Camps
    Fri, Oct 27
    Florida, USA
    Oct 27, 4:00 PM – Oct 29, 12:00 PM
    Florida, USA
    Oct 27, 4:00 PM – Oct 29, 12:00 PM
    Florida, USA
    Youth deer hunting weekend. We'll have several camps around the state. Register here and we'll send details later. Flying Eagle, McCollough Creek, etc.
  • AL CAN Youth Deer Camps
    AL CAN Youth Deer Camps
    Fri, Nov 10
    Montgomery
    Nov 10, 4:00 PM – Nov 12, 12:00 PM
    Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, USA
    Nov 10, 4:00 PM – Nov 12, 12:00 PM
    Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, USA
    This is the registration form for Backwaters and the Barn Group youth hunting camps. These camps are for youth 10-15 years old who are new to hunting, have completed a hunter safety course, etc. This is tent camping with limited amenities. Food and drinks will be provided.
  • AL CAN Youth Deer Camps
    AL CAN Youth Deer Camps
    Fri, Nov 10
    Montgomery
    Nov 10, 4:00 PM – Nov 12, 12:00 PM
    Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, USA
    Nov 10, 4:00 PM – Nov 12, 12:00 PM
    Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, USA
    This is the registration form for Backwaters and the Barn Group youth hunting camps. These camps are for youth 10-15 years old who are new to hunting, have completed a hunter safety course, etc. This is tent camping with limited amenities. Food and drinks will be provided.
  • Project Seat-to-Meat Deer Camp
    Project Seat-to-Meat Deer Camp
    Fri, Nov 10
    Inverness
    Nov 10, 5:00 PM – Nov 12, 12:00 PM
    Inverness, Inverness, FL, USA
    Nov 10, 5:00 PM – Nov 12, 12:00 PM
    Inverness, Inverness, FL, USA
    This camp is for urban youth 12-17 years old who do not have a parent interested in hunting. We will pair you up with a local law enforcement officer as your mentor and teach you how to safely use firearms, pursue wild game, hunt, butcher and process your harvest, and cook it.
  • Warrior Hunting Camp (Tentative)
    Warrior Hunting Camp (Tentative)
    Fri, Nov 17
    Elkton
    Nov 17, 3:00 PM – Nov 19, 10:00 AM
    Elkton, Elkton, FL 32033, USA
    Nov 17, 3:00 PM – Nov 19, 10:00 AM
    Elkton, Elkton, FL 32033, USA
    This is a modified DIY hunting camp for deer and hogs with modern firearms.
  • Serenova Youth Deer Camp
    Serenova Youth Deer Camp
    Fri, Nov 24
    Land O' Lakes
    Nov 24, 4:00 PM – Nov 26, 12:00 PM
    Land O' Lakes, Land O' Lakes, FL, USA
    Nov 24, 4:00 PM – Nov 26, 12:00 PM
    Land O' Lakes, Land O' Lakes, FL, USA
    For youth 12-17 yrs old who have completed a hunter safety course.
  • Hampton Youth Deer Camp
    Hampton Youth Deer Camp
    Fri, Dec 01
    Lakeland
    Dec 01, 4:00 PM – Dec 03, 12:00 PM
    Lakeland, Lakeland, FL, USA
    Dec 01, 4:00 PM – Dec 03, 12:00 PM
    Lakeland, Lakeland, FL, USA
    For youth 12-17 years old who have completed a hunter safety course.
  • Warrior Dog Camp
    Warrior Dog Camp
    Fri, Dec 01
    Perry
    Dec 01, 4:00 PM – Dec 03, 12:00 PM
    Perry, Perry, FL, USA
    Dec 01, 4:00 PM – Dec 03, 12:00 PM
    Perry, Perry, FL, USA
    This camp is sponsored by North Florida Dog Hunters Association.
  • Backwaters Warrior Camp
    Backwaters Warrior Camp
    Fri, Jan 12
    Montgomery
    Jan 12, 2024, 5:00 PM – Jan 18, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, USA
    Jan 12, 2024, 5:00 PM – Jan 18, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, USA
    This is a modified DIY hunting camp for warriors who serve.
  • Barn Group Warrior Deer Camp
    Barn Group Warrior Deer Camp
    Thu, Jan 18
    Montgomery
    Jan 18, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jan 21, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, USA
    Jan 18, 2024, 4:00 PM – Jan 21, 2024, 9:00 AM
    Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, USA
    Four deserving warriors will be selected to attend this deer camp.
  • Barn Group Warrior Deer Camp (2)
    Barn Group Warrior Deer Camp (2)
    Thu, Jan 25
    Montgomery
    Jan 25, 2024, 5:00 PM – Jan 28, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, USA
    Jan 25, 2024, 5:00 PM – Jan 28, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Montgomery, Montgomery, AL, USA
    Four deserving warriors will be selected to attend this deer camp.
  • Veteran Duck Camp
    Veteran Duck Camp
    Fri, Feb 02
    Location is TBD
    Feb 02, 2024, 5:00 PM – Feb 04, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    Feb 02, 2024, 5:00 PM – Feb 04, 2024, 10:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    We're hosting three Veteran Duck Camps this year. Register here for a chance to attend one of them.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"I would like to say thank you, to you and all of the volunteers that spent the weekend with us. 

Also to everyone that we did not see that were behind the scenes making this opportunity for these young boys and girls happen. Spouses that stayed home is a big one too! I know sacrifices were made by a lot more then we saw. Thank you.

Even though nothing was harvested, this was a successful weekend for my son. He throughly enjoyed everything about it and cannot wait until we can go again. Makes me feel great to know we can enjoy another outdoor activity together. 

And lastly thank you for bringing Christ into your program. Say thank you to Matt for Sunday. Please keep up the good work. We will see you again."

 

—  The Heyday Family

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