Purple Heart Patriots

A place to be with those that were there and understand.
A place to say what you need to say.
A place to be active in the great outdoors.

""Take that first step, open the door, and step outside the box. There are others in your shoes who have been there and done that. You will take something away from this kind of event, I promise." "

-Stephen Blair, Purple Heart

Step 1 - Register

Bonfire Adventure Retreats are 3 to 7 day-long retreats, designed primarily for 6 Post 9/11 Purple Heart Recipients. Anyone wanting to attend a Bonfire event will need to register and provide proof of Purple Heart award via a DD214 or orders if still active duty. Trips are at no cost to the Veteran for lodging, meals, travel, and activities. Alumni members are allowed to attend multiple events, however, priority is given to waitlisted members.


Step 2 - Pick A Retreat

Once an application is submitted you are free to browse travel options and request a reservation for an event. A team member will get back with you as soon as possible with travel space and status. If a retreat is full your request will be placed on that particular events' waitlist and you will be contacted in the case of a cancellation.


Veteran In Crisis Assistance

If you are feeling that you want to harm yourself and/or others, click the button below to reach Stop Soldier Suicide. The number at the top of their website will link you to Vets 4 Warriors where a veteran will assist with peer-to-peer support, assessment, and connection to Stop Soldier Suicide, who will then help to place you with a long-term Wellness Program to get you where you need to be. They provide consistent, safe, and confidential support.

Stop Soldier Suicide