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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."


Mark your calendar of Steve's Spring Fling, Saturday, April 4, 2015. Free food - 50/50 drawing - Small Auction - Instant Potshots! Sign-up at 8:30 / KSU at 10:30. Poker Run starts at De Soto Elks Lodge on Hwy. 21 and Clark St. in De Soto, MO. For more information call 636-586-9750


Watch our calendar of events for the Eureka-Pacific Elks Lodge #2644 Veteran Groups Fund Raiser to benefit all Branches of Service. The event will be held on Saturday, March 28th, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Opening ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m.


On Sunday, November 16, 2014, the Dixie Lee Quilters from Fredericktown, Missouri, visited Camp Hope to bring hand-crafted quilts to our visiting Veterans. Everyone had a great time picking out their very own quilt to take home. The quilters brought so many that there were enough for everyone that came and enough to donate for 'future' visiting Veterans to enjoy or take home. The remainder of the quilts donated will be used on the beds in the cabins.

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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