Events

Upcoming Events

Sep 26
VET Veterans Exploring Together – Hiking Event
Salt Rock Gap Entrance at Panthertown Valley - Salt Rock Gap, Glenville, NC 28736
Oct 07
Fall Glamping Wellness Retreat for Gold Star Widows
Nurture + Nature Glamping Retreat Center - 635 Berry Cove Rd., Franklin, NC 28734
Nov 12
Gold Star Widows ~ Nature-Based Wellness Retreat
Birdsong Backcountry Retreat - 30415 Chihuahua Valley Road, Warner Springs, CA 92086

About Our Events

The Special Liberty Project provides outdoor adventures to Healing Veterans and Gold Star FamiliesFamily survivors of active-duty and Veteran suicides also are welcomed and embraced at all of our events and programs just like all traditional Gold Star Families. These adventures include a wide variety of activities ranging from hunting and fishing to hiking and camping.

The Special Liberty Project focuses on stress free educational opportunities that not only tailors to enriching the lives of those served, but provides much needed relaxation as well.

Through these outdoor adventures, the Special Liberty Project is able to create opportunities for participants to work through common struggles together, within their community, through an environment which fosters camaraderie and understanding.

Testimonies

“To meet a group of women who share a tragedy and feel each other’s pain is an overwhelming, but satisfying experience. The retreat gave us one-on-one opportunities to share our stories, grief, and happiness while finding peace, being in nature and enjoying activities to promote the healing process. Whether it’s been five months or 20 years, grief is something you deal with differently at each stage in life. When I left, I felt refreshed, renewed, and ready to come back to everyday life as I know it.”

Crystal Cochran

Vitality Retreat participant

“I have gained a sisterhood, support system, understanding, fellowship. Very meaningful, creating purposeful connections, and rejuvenating. I feel valid.”

Gold Star Spouse

Vitality Retreat participant

“My entire day was much healthier than it has been in months. I generally felt happier, connected and like I was doing life again.”

Gold Star Spouse

Vitality Retreat participant

“I felt like I had no other concerns in the world. Watching everyone participate, help out and knowing that I’m part of this, was very empowering.”

Healing Veteran

Outdoor Experience Participant

“Special Liberty Project is an amazing organization who put copious hours into pulling Gold Star Families and Wounded Warriors out of the struggles they face. The camaraderie provided helps strengthen the notorious military bond. The activities vary from shooting bows with Gold Star Children, to wine tasting and artwork, to hunting and fishing. These activities target exactly what the participants love to do. Thank you staff members for all your hard work and warm hearts.”

Adam Emfield

Outdoor Experience and Gold Star Kids Mentor Participant

“Special Liberty Project provides wonderful activities for the children like archery and crafts. The experiences for the retired/medically-retired veterans have always been down to earth and never a pressured or forced feeling. Special Liberty Project gives Veterans the opportunity to make new connections with the other Veterans and help each other in aspects of our lives as well. It is a phenomenal organization that is all about the well-being of the Veterans that come along!”

Kyle Beddow

Outdoor Experience Participant

“By being part of the Special Liberty Project Family, I gained brotherhood, a connection that I miss from being in the Marine Corps.”

Healing Veteran

Outdoor Experience Participant

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