2018 Camp Gratitude

To those not familiar with Camp Gratitude, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a FREE week-long camping experience for military and veteran families to relax and reconnect while building strength and resilience following deployment.  We do this to honor and thank these families for their service too our Country.  Further information, photos and additional inclusions are available at http://www.campgratitude.org.

In 2018, Camp Gratitude will be operating in two (2) locations.  June 15-22 at The Veterans Camp Ground on Big Marine Lake in Marine on St Croix, MN where we will have the honor to host twelve (12) families, and Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch in Stewartville, MN (near Rochester) where we will be hosting 24 families.

Currently we have one (1) opening still available at The Vets Camp location and 12 at the Ironwood Springs location.  If you know of a military family within your community you would like to sponsor, please have them complete an on-line application from our website, www.campgratitude.org.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.


Bill Hottel | founder
Camp Gratitude

Phone 952.500.1476
Email info@campgratitude.org
Website www.campgratitude.org
Address 11200 West 78th Street | Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Plymouth Memorial Day Event: May 24th

I have attached the Program for the Plymouth Memorial Day Event.  It is scheduled for May 24th at 11 AM.

Please pass the announcement to your networks as we would like a strong turnout. The program represents our strong and healthy community.

The program  will remind us of the costs and sacrifices made for our safety & freedom.  Please consider to attend!!

Plymouth Memorial Day Program 2018.pdf

Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon


Building Healthy Military Communities (BHMC) Town Hall Round Table

On behalf of the MN National Guard, we are asking for your assistance to pass this invitation on to any SPOUSE and DIRECT family members (above the age of 18) of a Service Member who is CURRENTLY in the MN National Guard.

BHMC Town Hall Invitation.pdf

Thank you for your help, much appreciated.


Tiffany Kovaleski

MN State Coordinator – Building Healthy Military Communities (BHMC)
Contractor – Alutiiq, LLC
MN National Guard/Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
8180 Belden Blvd
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
(O): (612) 787-2556

Lecture Opportunity – Human Stress Response in Veterans 

Who:  Open to the public
What:  Dr. Stevan Hobfoll (Speaker)
Where:  College of St. Scholastica Science Center Auditorium
When:  May 3rd at 6 pm (time may change slightly)
POC:  Jeff Pearson at Jpearson3@css.edu or 218-723-5944

**Synopsis of lecture:
Dr. Hobfoll will speak regarding the background of human stress response as well as PTS. He will highlight his research and treatment successes of PTS among the veteran population, as well as how combat, experience and social factors affect PTS among US and Isreali Defense Forces veterans.