Patriot Resilient Leader Institute

Helping those who served bounce back and improve in body, mind and spirit.

aka Camp Resilience   |   Gilford, NH   |  www.camp-resilience.org

Mission

We leverage the scenic outdoors of the New Hampshire Lakes Region to improve the physical, social, mental, and emotional well-being of Military Service Members, Military Veterans, First Responders, and their Families. We facilitate outdoor experiential learning activities, life skills training classes, along with peer-to-peer counseling opportunities, in order to enable and empower participant resilience and well-being. Additionally, we prepare and encourage participants to positively impact their home communities.

Ruling year info

2021

President, Board of Directors

Kurt Webber

Main address

PO Box 7384

Gilford, NH 03247 USA

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EIN

46-4105905

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

When veterans leave the military, they lose a familiar culture, camaraderie, and structure only to reenter an unfamiliar civilian world. They often begin to feel a lack of community and an isolation from the civilian world. Compounding this sense of isolation with service-related conditions (e.g. post traumatic stress, moral injury, military sexual trauma, and traumatic brain injury ) only makes each veteran’s personal situation worse. Without intervention, many veterans fall into the traps of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. While the VA offers numerous group therapy sessions and counseling services, they are understaffed and underused. Additionally, the VA rarely takes therapeutic conversations outside of the building and into nature, and therapy is rarely paired with challenging outdoor sports activities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Camp Resilience

PRLI’s Camp Resilience retreats help New England’s service members, veterans, first responders and their loved ones recover and maintain their physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. These 3-4 day long retreats combine peer-to-peer counseling, life skills workshops, and outdoor experiential learning activities. PRLI covers the attendance costs apart from transportation to and from the retreat and a refundable deposit. Priority is given to applicants with service-related disabilities. Except for our equine events, Camp Resilience retreats occur in Gilford, NH with activities taking place throughout the Lakes Region. Camp Resilience hopes to provide veterans and first responders with the tools to develop self-improvement goals and sustained ties to their community. A private Facebook group is set up for each retreat’s participants so that they can stay connected!

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Emergency responders

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of veterans with PTSD served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Related Program

Camp Resilience

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Related Program

Camp Resilience

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI) is an IRS recognized public charity 501c3 (attachment)
that operates Camp Resilience. Camp Resilience are 3- and 4- day retreats designed to assist Veterans and First Responders in learning healthy and productive ways to recover from trauma experienced in their careers/professions.
Camp Resilience Retreats challenge participants to learn new life skills and adopt healthy changes that will
enable them to regain their resiliency in the face of adversity. The recipe for the retreats is simple - to use the picturesque backdrop of the Lakes Region as an outdoor classroom to learn and grow in a natural environment. Participants grow through experiential learning programs such as: hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking. Camp Resilience facilitates learning activities, life skills training classes, and peer-to-peer counseling opportunities to empower participants toward health and resiliency. Additionally, Camp Resilience prepares and encourage participants to positively impact their home communities.
The objectives, as outlined through a model developed by the Veterans Administration, identifies the success of “Experiential Learning” in
community grass roots programs. To augment stress management techniques, facilitated peer to
peer counseling sessions are a foundation of a successful retreat model. Objectives aim to challenge Veterans/
First Responders to develop positive methods to manage job stressors and shore up resiliency in the
face of adversity.

The hallmark of Camp Resilience includes:
■ Developing Effective Communication Techniques: Veterans/First Responders learn positive vs
negative ways to communicate with coworkers and family members.
■Engaging in Positive Stress Management Skills: By identifying mean and methods of Positive
Stress Management skills (breathing techniques, yoga, engaging in sports and physical
exercise through experiential activities as a stress reliever).
■Assisting Veterans/First Responders to recognize unhealthy ways of handling job stress such as
anger/lashing out, stress/binge eating, drinking or drug use.
■ Facilitated Peer-to-peer group interaction that offers a judgement free zone to engage with
other Veterans/ First Responders that have felt, seen and experienced that same job and life stressors.

The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI) is a charitable public 501c3 that operates Camp Resilience. A group of twelve committed Board of Directors and nine Advisors, govern and fundraise for the organization. The Directors meet once a month, per the Bylaws, for a formal meeting to manage the organization and ensure that it is meeting goals outlined in the Strategic Business Plan. The Advisors function as “Committees” that research and investigate specific functions to ensure the overall financial viability and success of the organization. Advisory Committees include the Development Committee, the Inclusion/Diversity Committee, and the Program Retreat Committee.
PRLI currently has two paid employees: a full time Program Coordinator and a part-time Development Coordinator. The Program Coordinator organizes Retreats and schedules Volunteers and Facilitators. The Development Coordinator supports the Development Committee and is responsible for the successful marketing and fundraising activities of the agency. The Board of Directors is in the process of hiring an Executive Director. It is important to note, Camp Resilience is offered completely free of charge to all, eliminating any financial burden to participants.
The Board of Directors, the Advisors, paid staff, and each Volunteer support the Mission of Camp Resilience: “To leverage the scenic outdoors of the New Hampshire Lakes Region to improve the physical, social, mental, and emotional well-being of Military Service Members, Military Veterans, First Responders, and their Families. We facilitate outdoor experiential learning activities, life skills training classes, along with peer-to-peer counseling opportunities, to enable and empower participant resilience and well-being. Additionally, we prepare and encourage participants to positively impact their home communities.”
The Board Members and Advisors consist of a diverse group of individuals with backgrounds in business, military, municipalities, mental health, and nonprofit sectors. The BOD functions cohesively as a group of like-minded volunteers. Both Board Members and Advisors contribute generously to the organization and consistently achieve 100% Board Giving.
The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute prides itself upon the health of the organization by strictly adhering to high ethical and transparent financial accountabilities. Conducted yearly, professional tax returns are prepared in compliance with IRS standards set forth for Public Charities. The public accounting firm completing and publishing the Reviewed Financials are:
Malone, Dirubbo & Company, PC Certified Public Accountants
PO Box 537
195 Main Street
Lincoln NH. 03251

By the end of 2021 the Patriot Resilient Leader Institute has run more than 70 Retreats and touched the lives of over 700 participants. Camp Resilience has expanded it's programming to offer specialized retreats for First Responders, Women and survivors of Military Sexual Trauma. Program Expansion has included retreats to engage Veteran Families and Veteran Caregivers. In 2021, Camp Resilience had over 170 Volunteers and 36 Facilitators that donated their time to the success of these Retreats. The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute continues to form partnerships with other organizations that serve Veterans and First Responders to increase the reach for the retreats, and maximize every dollar donated. Team Camp Resilience will continue to seek funding for these crucial programs. Supporting the Veterans and First Responders of New England and aiding each participant to rediscover their unique resiliency bolsters rural and urban communities at large. Camp Resilience will continue to make a difference, one Veteran at a time, because THEIR RESILIENCY MATTERS.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Patriot Resilient Leader Institute

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kurt Webber

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

Chris Ray

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

Mark Corry

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

Daniel Fielding

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

Jeff Gaudet

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

Sandi Moore-Beinoras

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

Shelley Carita

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

Dennis Volpe

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

John Walsh

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

Fred Henry

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

Bobi McGettigan

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

Gary Dehnel

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/4/2022

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