“We house the families here. They pay nothing,” says Danny. “They hunt and fish and horseback ride. No golf. This is nothing but hunting and fishing. We have 4 to 6 families a month which might have 2 family members with them; they might have ten. It doesn’t matter.”
“We give every family a copy of “A Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren,” adds Carla. “We want to remind them they are not an accident. There really is no answer in this world to the problems we have. You know, we have acupuncturists, we can go to massage therapists, or we can take another pill, but these are all band-aids. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and that is what I share.”
The camp provides cabins of various sizes, including a handicapped cabin, a kitchen where breakfast, lunch, dinner is made and served, a fire pit, as well as the office and guide quarters.
On May 1, 2021, The Sportsman’s Foundation for Military Families hosted the 2nd annual fundraising concert. Four hundred supporters came onto the Okeechobee Outfitters property for a dinner and concert with Craig Morgan and special guest speaker, Mark “Oz” Geist. It was an evening of laughter, tears, and great raffle prizes and an auction all to benefit veteran families. All monies raised is used to give a veteran and his family a vacation of hunting and healing.
Country Music star Craig Morgan, an Army veteran, known for his hits “Almost Home”, “That’s What I Love About Sunday”, and “Redneck Yacht Club” performed on the porch of one of the cabins.
Mark “Oz” Geist, a member of the Annex Security Team that fought in the battle of Benghazi, Libya on September 11-12, 2012, was the special guest speaker. Geist is the co-author of the bestselling book 13 Hours.
For further information, location to donate, or to apply for a hunt, please visit www.HuntForVets.com.