A Veterans organization transforms a former camp in the Adirondacks into a retreat for veterans. Many veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan can have a hard time adjusting to life back home. Homeward Bound Adirondacks is a non-profit group that helps Veterans who are having trouble adjusting or suffering from PTSD.
For several years, the organization has been looking for a permanent place to call home, to host retreats for veterans. Next weekend, they will hold an open house to celebrate the opening of their new camp in the Adirondacks, in Onchiota, New York, where they will offer programs and therapy to help veterans in need. The land is leased from Paul Smith’s College.
Producer Michael Hansen takes us there this week.
There will be a dedication ceremony to name the camp in memory of Army Sgt. Carlton A. Clark. Clark, from Sharon, Vermont, was just 22 when he was killed in Iraq in 2006. He had dreamed of attending Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks. The dedication is happening Saturday, September 28th. The veterans retreat is located right next door to the Six Nations Indian Museum in Onchiota, New York.
Visit Homeward Bound Adirondacks website: www.homewardboundadiriondacks.org Or their Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/HomewardBoundAdirondacks
Watch our Mountain Lake PBS Veterans Coming Home series: mountainlake.org/vets
Watch Producer Michael Hansen’s Veterans Coming Home story on Valerie Ainsworth and her clinic that assists veterans and their families using equine therapy: https://mountainlake.org/equine-therapy/