Hope and Wellness

The Foundation provides support and resources to assist our EOD Warriors and families as they face challenges, changes, and uncertainty in their lives. We help create a network of connection through various retreat opportunities and programs that are updated yearly. These retreats can be recreational, educational, have a focus on mental health, wellness, trauma, and are all holistic in nature.

This meaningful support and assistance through retreats and programs fosters hope and wellness and builds community. If you are a graduate from NAVSCOLEOD, no matter the era, you and your family qualify for these programs! We believe the EOD Family is for life; including EOD Warriors and their families, Gold Star and White Star families; caregivers, children, and siblings. Our goal each year is to provide unique opportunities no matter where you fit into the EOD Family.

2023 Hope and Wellness Calendar

March 31 – April 3: SongwritingWith:Soldiers – Couples PATHH

March 31 – April 6: EOD Male Warrior PATHH Program

June 13 – 22: Echo Hill Gold & White Star Children’s Camp

June 21 – 26: Force Blue Gold Star Ocean Conservation School

September 14 – 17: Wake for Warriors

September 15 – 21: EOD Male Warrior PATHH Program (full)

October 5 – 9: Teen Retreat – Work Family Ranch

October 26 – 28: EOD Blast Day

October 3-6: Barksdale Hunt

TBD: Zentangle Online Zoom Classes

Meaningful Support

Our Retreat Program fosters a sense of togetherness between participants, allowing for deep connections to form. Peer support, mentorship, guided discussions, and sustained outreach are just some of the ways our Retreats provide and promote healing, recovery, and wellness!

Immersive Experiences

Our Retreats provide a chance for participants to take a break from the demands of every day life and focus on their own wellbeing. Participants enjoy every Retreat at absolutely no cost to them.

Types of Retreats

We believe in creating a Community within our Community! Therefore, we offer a variety of retreats, including:

-Couples Retreats

-Family Retreats

-EOD Spouse and Caregiver Retreats

-Gold Star Parents and Spouses Retreats

-Male and Female EOD Technician Retreats

-And more!

Participant Testimonials

Thank you again for the opportunity to learn something new. I think we could all use a little Zen in our lives these days!


This weekend at the lake was a blast! I got better at things I was no good at. I even learned how to do a 360 on a wakeboard! I loved spending lots of time with my family and my military family. I would love to come back and have fun again!

Wake For Warriors

This weekend was beyond anything we could have hoped… we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It gave us much needed rest and relaxation and a chance to reconnect. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, we feel so blessed.

Songwriting With Soldiers Couple’s Retreat 

We offer a heartfelt thanks to the following organizations who have made these retreats possible: 

Boulder Crest Foundation – SongwritingWith:Soldiers (SW:S) – Wake for Warriors – Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation – Sprovtsoff Studios – Echo Hill Ranch – General Dynamics – Force Blue – Work Family Guest Ranch