There's a lovely little organization that does incredible good. I have been corresponding with Bill Clark, who operates this wonderful camp.
God has blessed Camp Patriot to be able to take disabled veterans from all war eras on outdoor adventures. The first man we took on an outdoor adventure (fishing in Montana) was an 86 year old survivor of the Bataan Death March and a 5 year prisoner of war from WWII. They are called “The greatest generation” for a reason, there are few like them.
Micah Clark our founder at Camp Patriot has assembled teams to climb Mt Rainier for four years now. Disabled veterans that have climbed include, three blind, two of which are (Captain Scotty Smiley author of “Hope Unseen”, and Ryan Job (deceased) Navy SEAL and Camp Patriot spokesman) two with leg prosthetics, once paralyzed six months before the climb and a number of veterans with such massive internal and external injuries; it is unbelievable they are still alive. We have had the honor to take men and women disabled veteran’s bear, elk, deer, bird hunting, fishing, motor cycle rides and soon to come snowmobile trips. We have gotten to know the hearts of many warriors, these might men and women of valor. It takes our breath away to know that they stood to defend a nation that sometimes does not stand to defend them. May God find a reason to bless America; we know He has a reason to bless these warriors of valor.
Additionally in 2009 we brought two Israelis wounded soldiers to Montana for two weeks of adventures. Even though hosted by Camp Patriot we did not use any Camp Patriot funds to host them as those funds are donated and reserved for US Disabled Veterans. We worked with a friend in Israel, Ilan Brunner founder of Disraeli’s and Calvary Chapel Spokane Washington to bring them here. Our link to Israel is critical and as a Christian based organization we hold our allegiance to God, Family and Country.
If anyone would like to see photos and read stories of these amazing men and women please visit our site at www.camppatriot.org.
Camp Patriot takes no tax dollars to carry out their mission. They rely on patriotic Americans and American corporations to aid in the mission of “giving back to those who have given.”