GUMI Camp USA

 

Building A Place Of Hope For Veterans In The Ozark Hills

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GUMI stands for G – Glad U – You M – Made I – It

Even though we are very glad for those who made it back home, we understand that coming back alive is only half the battle.
GUMI Camp offers a program and a place to partner with veterans working through their struggle with PTSD.

About Us

GUMI Camp USA is a special place where US Veterans can go to heal at their own pace. We have unique programs for those who struggle with deployment related issues such as Veteran peer-to-peer support, specialized groups, challenging expeditions, experiencing life on a working ranch/farm and animal therapy.

“Vets helping vets” is what we like to call it. We encourage all vets from all walks of life to come and volunteer and get to know our staff, animals, and help us with a current project. If you would like to be a part of our 6-month program, please just talk to one of our staff members.

GUMI, which stands for Glad You Made it, focuses on providing our Veterans with the tools they need to help them heal after deployment overseas and enable them to re-enter society. The camp is located on a 258-acre piece of property in southeast Taney County, Missouri. Veterans may reside without cost to them and heal at their own pace! At full capacity, it will house approximately 30 veterans on a working ranch.

NEW HORIZONS FOUNDATION

GUMI Camp USA is a project through the New Horizons Foundation. The New Horizons Foundation, founded in 1989, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, public charity, organized and operating under the laws of Colorado for the purpose of helping individuals accomplish their charitable objectives in religious, educational, scientific, benevolent and health related activities.

Mission Statement

To equip, strengthen and encourage US Veterans with the educational, emotional and spiritual resources to understand and overcome deployment related issues through personal reflective and group activities in a serene working ranch setting.

How we started

After hearing story after story, Tim Hadler, along with his wife, Angela, began to realize there was a rising increase in the number of soldiers who suffer from various deployment-related issues and struggle to re-integrate into civilian life…

How we help

Angela, who brings a background in nursing and is the camp Executive Director, has earned her master’s degree in Human Behavior to help better understand the struggles that Veterans face…

How Music Helps

Tim Hadler, who is a Nashville Singer/Songwriter, is currently traveling around the country with fiddle player, Catrina Campbell, raising awareness about the camp and doing fundraisers for projects. A portion of the proceeds from his shows go to benefit Gumi Camp USA.

We Have the Power to Impact These Veterans’ Futures!

Tim Hadler and his wife Angela, along with local veterans, are working on a project called GUMI Camp USA. GUMI Camp USA is a special place where our US Veterans will be able to go to heal.   It is our vision to see US Veterans flourish in society as civilians and realize their potential with hope and motivation for the future.  GUMI, which stands for Glad You Made it, focuses on the mission to equip, strengthen and encourage US Veterans with the educational, emotional and spiritual resources to understand and overcome deployment-related issues through personal reflective and group activities in a serene working ranch setting.  

GUMI Camp USA is located on a 258-acre piece of property in southeast Taney County, Missouri. Veterans may reside without cost to them and heal at their own pace! At full capacity, it will house approximately 30 veterans on a working ranch. The grand opening is Memorial Day Weekend 2015, so mark your calendars!  

All of Tim’s shows on the contribute GUMI Camp USA.  Join him for a performance!  Visit timhadler.com for schedule information!

Tax Deductible Donations can be made to support the GUMI Camp USA project through The New Horizons Foundation which has been in operation for 25 years and sponsors over 225 active operating projects in the US and around the world.  We are approaching our Grand Opening!  Please consider making a donation to help our veterans!  One-time and recurring monthly options are available.  

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Camp Projects

Working with Animals

Our working ranch includes cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens and horses. Riding horses and taking care of animals is such great therapy!

Craft Shops

Local volunteers and residents provide handmade crafts to our Veterans as well as camp guests.

Cabins and Main Center

Individual cabins sprinkled throughout the 258 acre property as well as a Main Center for group activities, dining, visits, and more.

Mechanical Shops

A wood working shop as well as a blacksmith shop are to be built on the premises as funding becomes available. We believe that working with hand tools is also very rewarding.

Flower Gardens

Our mission statement includes “We planted the seeds and we continue to plant seeds in our society, giving hope to mankind; the opportunity to find life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Given these inspirational words, it is only fitting that our camp have beautiful flower gardens for our resident Veterans and their families and visitors to enjoy.

Living Museum

An on-site, year round Veteran’s Musuem where our residents and their families, along with our camp visitors can go to reflect and learn more about the history that they were a part of.

Donate Now!

The GUMI CAMP story has many facets. It’s about offering hope and providing counseling to veterans struggling with PTSD. It’s about suicide prevention,and it’s about support and understanding for those who have given so much to protect our freedom. We welcome your support.

Our Current Priorities

Pat Raleigh Parkway

The main project out at the camp right now is the Pat Raleigh Parkway – the road that runs from the entrance of the camp to the back – where the cabins and chapel are located.

Pat retired as Master Sergeant of 21 years in the US Army during the Korean & Vietnam Wars & was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He was the first to start the road fund.  If you would like to help build the mile-long road, donations are needed and appreciated.

One load costs $250.  You can make a check payable to

GUMI CAMP USA and memo it “Rock Star”

Mail to:
PO Box 125
Cedarcreek, MO 65627

Donate & Get Your CD

“Scream” 

Written by Tim Hadler and WWII Navy Veteran Leon H. Faddis, “Scream” tells Leon’s story, which so many veterans and active service-members can also relate to.

Make a $20 donation to GUMI CAMP USA and receive a signed CD of SCREAM today!

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The Camp

This healing retreat for veterans is being built in three phases. As the story spreads, we continue to gain partners and momentum.

We invite you to become a member of the GUMI CAMP team. Find out how you can get involved by volunteering, serving, or giving to this project that helps veterans struggling with PTSD receive the encouragement and training they need in order to go from trauma to triumph. Call 1-888-612-8881 or scroll down to the “contact” section and please reach out!

I was fighting all the flashbacks and everything.  After we wrote “Scream” and we got going on that… I got zero flashbacks – everything is alright.  I just had never told my story.

~ Leon H. Faddis • 91 year-old Navy Vet

Give Today

In addition to the emotional help and spiritual guidance provided, we are also raising financial support that will enable our dream to become a reality. That dream is to partner with our Veterans as they transition back into a normal life routine and move from trauma to triumph.

So many veterans are in need of help. Would you join with us ?

Tax Deductible Donations can be made to support the GUMI Camp USA project through The New Horizons Foundation which has been in operation for 25 years and sponsors over 225 active operating projects in the US and around the world.

Together we can make a difference in the lives of our American Veterans who suffer from deployment related issues. Won’t you please consider making your tax deductible donation today?

Get In Touch

None of this would be possible without the countless hours of volunteer work from our wonderful volunteers, vets helping vets, financial support from donors, and the many hearts and minds that have helped in the planning and birth of GUMI CAMP USA. 

Want to volunteer or get involved?  Great!
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GUMI CAMP USA
P.O. Box 125
267 MoArk Rd
Cedarcreek, Missouri 65627

info.gumicampusa@gmail.com

Tel: 1-888-612-8881