We strive to restore our veterans’ strength and independence
by providing a safe outdoor experience that promotes healing and closure,
as well as family reintegration.
What is English River Outfitters?
English River Outfitters is part of the healing process for veterans. Our priority is to help foster a healthy readjustment back to civilian life through a positive outdoor experience.
Veterans and families served at English River Outfitters experience a variety of therapeutic, group-based activities designed to re-establish confidence, hope, and health. In addition to our weekend retreats for veterans, we also hold special programs to serve children from Gold Star families, as well as ladies-only veteran camp-out events.
What Makes English River Outfitters Different?
We believe there is healing in nature, and therefore we emphasize an outdoor experience where veterans can fish, hunt, and hike in the woodlands surrounding our facilities. Veterans with physical disabilities are able to participate fully using our all-terrain wheelchairs. The veterans we serve participate in sporting activities that challenge and empower them, all while immersed in Iowa's natural, refreshing wilderness.
Want to help?
Sponsor a soldier or veteran for a weekend.
It costs $500.00 tosponsora weekend retreat for a veteran. To make a gift and help us make a difference, click on the button below.
Thank you for your support.
Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest allowed by law.
2014 Veterans Day Hunt
Way to go, Matt!
English River Outfitters Motorcycle Jamboree
Always remembering our 3 star Families
Blue Star Silver Star Gold Star
Blue Star.....Family with a Serving Service Member
Silver Star.....Family with a Service Member that has been Injured In Action
Gold Star.....Family that has lost a service member Killed In Action