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Chris Neal Farm

Camp Hope is dedicated to honoring the fallen by helping the wounded. Created by Gold Star parents, William "Mike" and Galia White, the 170-acre farm located 70 miles southeast of Lambert-St. Louis Airport in Missouri, was created to honor the memory of their son. Pfc Christopher Neal White, a 23-year-old Marine, was tragically killed in action in Al Anbar, Iraq on June 20, 2006.

Camp Hope provides FREE outdoor adventures to combat wounded veterans of the War on Terror and active-duty combat-wounded Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors.

The mission of Camp Hope is to allow wounded warriors the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities with dignity - to not think about what they "can't" do, only to think what they want to do. Soldiers can shoot skeet, hunt turkey and deer, fish, hike, explore the country, or relax around the ever-burning firepit.

More than 42,000 Soldiers have been wounded in the War on Terror. Camp Hope is committed to letting them heal through nature. Since 2007, dozens of Soldiers - male and female, representing all branches of the military, from across the country, have experienced, enjoyed, and sought solace at Camp Hope.
Founder White says he, "never had a clue his idea could help in a Soldier's recovery." But one of the first Soldiers to visit shares, "Camp Hope heals."

St. Louis Post Dispatch promotes Camp Hope Gala

Camp Hope Honor Gala to Raise Funds for Veterans
Get your seats reserved soon. This is going to be a very special event. If you cannot attend you can support by purchasing a seat for a veteran.

Masonic Lodge Fundraiser Auction

Jeff valle accepts a check for $1,500 from Charlie Winslow of the Saline Masonic Lodge, the funds were raised at the Masonic Lodge's Gun Auction held at the Ste Genevieve Civic Center on April 30th, a big thanks goes out to Charlie and to all of the Masons and Shriners for hosting and supporting this event.

Camp Hope Honor Gala Tickets


Dinner, drinks and dancing at beautiful LaChance Vineyards!
Saturday, June 11, 2016 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6-7 p.m. Cocktail Hour with Hors d’Oeuvres
7-11 p.m. Dinner, Program and Dancing

Price: $100.00

Cedar Hill Elks Lodge Presents Donation

On Sunday, October 24, the Cedar Hill Elks Lodge #2678 presented Camp Hope with a monetary donation along with the much needed and appreciated items for the 3-D archery. The money was raised at their August 18th car show. They also brought a box of leather fingerless gloves. These are great for our wounded in wheelchairs. As you can see the shoot houses are almost complete. Camp Hope is continuing to grow and it's all because of the great support from the community! Thank you all!!

A Camp Hope 2016 Calendar is now available!

Please support the Perryville Troop 250 Boy Scouts by purchasing a "Camp Hope 2016" WALL CALENDAR. The calendar proceeds will be used to purchase new troop camping equipment while helping to support our wounded US military veterans. The calendar is available from the Troop 250 Boy Scouts or by calling 573-768-0344.

Wounded Veteran’s Camp Honors Memory Of Marine

Several times a year, groups of wounded veterans visit the camp, all expenses paid, to enjoy the great outdoors just like Chris did. They hunt turkey or deer, hike, fish, go 4-wheeling or just enjoy the camaraderie of others who have had their “boots in the same dirt.”

Action Trak

The growth of Camp Hope in the last few years - the lodge, cabins, hunting areas and more - have all grown because there is a growing group of people who rally to Camp Hope's mission of getting America's wounded veterans back to nature. This dedicated group of veterans, volunteers, donors and friends make up the Camp Hope Family.

For one Army veteran, the Camp Hope family has found a way to get him back outdoors whenever he needs.

Six Veterans go fishing in America's Last Frontier

The many partnerships Camp Hope has forged with other organizations in supporting our veterans has given us the opportunity to take vets out to see some of the most beautiful parts of our nation. In September Camp Hope took six Veterans to Anchorage, Alaska for a fishing trip and some awesome sight seeing.

Army Captain Joe Bogart

After an IED Explosion legally blinded me I knew my life would not be the same. I thought I would never be able to participate in the activities I enjoyed before fighting overseas. Then I spent a weekend at Camp Hope and now all that has changed. Thank you, Camp Hope!

Army Sgt Bobby Lisek

Thank you so much for this great opportunity, I have finally met someone that has been through the same stuff as me, it has been a blessing.

Army Sgt Jared Feldman

It means a lot for me to be here this weekend, this is incredible, I am really touched by what they are doing.

Camp Hope: Honoring the Fallen by Helping the Wounded
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