We here at Changed by Nature Outdoors take pride in providing present and past military, first responders, youth, and people with serious permanent disabilities an opportunity to experience Mother Nature and the Great Outdoors. We are dedicated to providing a fun and unforgettable outdoor experience to everyone we can. We want to provide everyone with the opportunity to see how much mother nature can help our minds and souls by passing on valuable lessons and skills that have been passed on from ge
Camp Hero provides 3-4 day getaways for wounded veterans and first responders, to allow them to be able to enjoy the tranquility of the Appalachian Mountain outdoors, while being able to talk and fellowship with other wounded heroes.
Veterans Hunting and Fishing Network’s mission is to provide a place for Veterans and Active Duty service members to find the resources for hunting and fishing in their area. As well as offering free, or low-cost, hunting and fishing trips for the Veteran and Active Duty Community. We help locate resources for those seeking help for PTSD.
Wings Up Outdoors was established to provide preventive measures, to the rapid response. We provide hunting, fishing, and outdoor trips to veterans, Gold Star children and first responders. We understand that many heroes miss two things when they leave their service, causing them to go into a depressive state that many struggle with: brotherhood, and the mission. Many organizations provide once in a lifetime trips to veterans allowing them to unwind, but we focus on those two factors.
We love to hunt and fish, but the fireside chats after a long day brings that brotherhood full-circle. We also aim to inspire veterans to give back to the cause as well giving them a new mission to look forward to and focus on. We hope these vets feel the impact and decide they want to help us reach other vets. We also want to get these vets to invest in Gold Star children, taking them out on a few of our events as well. We want to build love for the outdoors in future generations.
It does not matter if you are a first-time angler or have years of experience reeling in the big bass, the PVA Bass Tour is for you! Held at lakes and rivers known for their excellent fishing, the PVA Bass Tour accommodates anglers interested in fishing from a boat or who enjoy the serenity of fishing from the bank. We host both an Open division (boat) and a bank division to support all anglers.You don’t have a boat? That is ok! We have volunteer boat captains experienced in fishing the PVA Bass Tournament Series. Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) offers a trapshoot tournament series consisting of several trap shoot events each year. Trapshooting is a popular and challenging sport that can be an exciting activity for competitive and recreational shooters. The sport involves shooting at clay targets that are launched in the air from a machine, known as a “trap house,” at different angles and speeds. PVA’s trapshoot competitions consist of 300 targets, including 100 Singles and Handicap/Yardage and 50 pairs of Doubles. This sport requires a combination of skill, precision, and focus, making it an exciting and fun way to spend time outdoors. Our shooting events are open to the community and allow for wheelchair users and able-bodied shooters to compete as equals.
What started as “Bonfires with Bentley” with our founder, Landon Bentley, ignited the idea for Warrior Ridge. Landon has said that from day one, he and his brothers were taught to take care of their own, but oftentimes come home from war and tend to lose touch.
At Warrior Ridge we offer on-site events to reunite teams who have served side by side, creating a relaxing environment for Veterans to reaffirm their unique relationship. Our staff enables experiences designed to recreate the support system these teams once had together.
Our goal is that Veterans return home refreshed and more grounded, having renewed and drawn from that vital support system of bonded brothers.
Wounded Warrior Outdoors, Inc. is a non-profit organization exclusively founded to provide wounded servicemen and women with therapeutic outdoor adventures across North America. WWO gives deserving Active Duty Warriors in transition the opportunity of a lifetime in the wilderness location of their choice. We call them “Adventures Enabled.” Their adventure could take them bear hunting in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, on alligator hunts or fishing excursions in the Gulf Coast region of Florida or deer hunting in Texas. During their experience, they will participate in therapeutic activities such as backpacking, trail expeditions and numerous social interactions.
Wounded Warrior Outdoors provides this all-inclusive adventure at absolutely no cost to the servicemen and women, their families or the government. Transportation, lodging, meals and documentation of the adventure is provided free of charge. It is because of this arrangement that Wounded Warrior Outdoors relies entirely on private donations. Administration, general offices and personnel services are donated.
In order to maintain this highly effective organization, we need the support of private individuals and corporations. At Wounded Warrior Outdoors, over ninety percent of all donations directly benefit these Active Duty Warriors in transition.
Fifty wounded, but active, members of the military are selected to participate each year. Our host facilities are of the highest quality and offer all the comforts of home. WWO also provides complete outfitting including gear, clothing and field transport. Even taxidermy services are provided at no charge.
Most important to the program, Active Duty Warriors in transition are provided with all the accessibility and equipment necessary to make it an adventure that is truly memorable and one in which they can participate fully. No matter the individual’s disability, our focus in on ability and making sure their adventure becomes the memory of a lifetime.
All military branches have participated in our program and we have many relationships with military hospitals that help us facilitate our programs.
A Service for Our Military Service Members
Offering our wounded veterans the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy a hunting or fishing trip with all expenses paid, our group focuses on uniting fellow Wounded Heroes on our outdoor adventures. On our trips, our Heroes create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Wounded Heroes Hunting Camp is here for our Heroes, and we hope that you will share in our passion and commitment to do what we can for the brave men and women who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms. We believe that healing begins on the hunt!