Soldiers Freedom Outdoors
Soldiers Freedom Outdoors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 2011 and became a public charity in 2014.
Soldiers Freedom Outdoors is dedicated to serving our active-duty and service veterans. In 11 years of service, SFO has provided eco therapy (nature therapy) to hundreds of soldiers, regardless of gender, service branch or length of service.
Since our inception, we have helped change the lives of many suffering from post-traumatic stress and re-connected them with the healing power of Nature. Some of our heroes have said our program saved their lives… powerful testimonies like that make us work harder than ever to meet our soldier’s needs and gives us confidence we are making a difference.
There is no charge for our retreats.
To Honor, Respect, Empower, and Cherish all of our veterans and active duty service members to “Heal the Hidden Wounds of War” through eco and equine therapy.
To provide a safe holistic place where our military can begin the journey toward healing. We are giving back to these men and women who have given, and continue to give unselfishly to protect this great nation, and ask nothing of us in return.
Many of our troops have lost their lives; others have lost limbs, and so many have lost themselves. We have experienced and witnessed the healing balm our Creator provides through nature. Let us not lose another Hero from the hidden wounds of war.
Who We Serve
We serve veterans and active-duty military personnel throughout the United States. Our facility is known as Camp Freedom, located in Melrose Florida.
Often, sharing the past is the beginning of leaving painful memories behind and the start of a new life mission. Therefore, we have created a “safe place”, where our troops can share the past, with God, another comrade, or perhaps with a caring volunteer.
We ensure that those who come to our retreats have opportunities to share their stories, their struggles, and their celebrations. Our retreats are small – which helps to create intimacy, trust, and genuine fellowship. Some of life’s moments may be shared on the trail, around the campfire, on the dock, or in the hunting blind.
Family Times Together
While the small, intimate times of a retreat mean everything to many, there are times when we enlarge our circle of honor by inviting families to attend special events.