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Swamp Elite Retreat is a 501c3 charity privately-funded rural comfort center dedicated exclusively to our nation's veterans and their families. We are committed to improving the emotional, physical, spiritual and economic wellbeing of this remarkable community of stars, and ensuring they have the opportunity to succeed at home with purpose and passion.
The retreat is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and will be entirely funded through private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations.
The Retreat will offer monthly activities for veterans and their families. The first private comfort center in the country serving active-duty, reserve and National Guard personnel, veterans, and their family members is scheduled to open January 2019. The Swamp Elite Retreat will host more than 1000 guests for a combination of structured therapeutic retreat programs and family rest and reconnection (R&R) stays. These family stays and retreat programs facilitate delivery of related stress recovery programs to the population(s) we serve, free of charge.
Swamp Elite Retreat is the vision of Joshua Haynes and his mother Trina Haynes. Joshua’s grandfather served in the Air Force and returned home as a disabled veteran. The struggle that he saw his grandfather go through lead him to this vision of improving the wellbeing of our service men and women. Roosevelt Haynes instilled in Joshua the need to give back to his community and that every little bit of help is greatly appreciated.