Veterans Base Camp Programs



"We've Got Your Six" is a phrase that  soldiers use to say “I’ve got your back”.  It’s a promise made and understood that they are there for one another no matter what.  Veterans Base Camp, in collaboration with other stakeholders, is offering programs that seek to say to those participating:  “We’ve Got Your Six.” To our Veterans in transition,  Caregivers who need support and understanding, First Responders who cover us every day, and to the most vulnerable children in our society-we are

here to walk beside you as you continue your journey to reach the goals you have set for yourself.  Following is a description the programs Veterans Base Camp is offering:

    R.E.S.E.T for Vets

    Is an acronym for:  Regroup, Evaluate, Strategize, Engage and Track.

    R.E.S.E.T is a short-term diversion-housing program for Veterans returning

    from deployment or who are going through a life transition where they find

    they need some time to reflect on where they are at, where they want to go

    and get support to find a way to make it happen.  Veterans who take part in

    this program may participate in our “Heroes Connect” program or other

    volunteer opportunities VBC has available. 





                                                                       "Veterans Food Pantry"

                                                                                                         Veterans Base Camp , in partnership with the Connecticut Food Bank, has opened a 

                                                                                                         Veterans Food Pantry  at the Base Camp to provide food to veterans, active duty service                                                                                                                  men , women and their families.  Please bring your military identification  or DD214 . 

                                                                                                          Spouses or caretakers of military members, bring verification  the first time you come. 

                                                                                                          You will also want to bring your bags to carry your food!    Please note:  This is not a 

                                                                                                          "hand-out."  This is giving our service men and women and their families what they                                                                                                                             DESERVE!!!  For more information click on the button :




   Guardian ad litem (GAL) 


    Upon completion of 40+ hours of training and with support from our

    team,  Veterans or community members will be registered with Children

    In  Placement (CIP) and the judicial system as a Guardian ad litem  (GAL).                                                                                                                                                  GALS serve children at-risk in their own communities and are                                                                                                                                                                        assigned by judges to investigate and make recommendations to                                                                                                                                                                 determine what course of action is in the best interests of the child's                                                                                                                                                         physical, mental, emotional and educational well-being.  CIP's  GAL's                                                                                                                                                           have proven to expedite a child's transition into a safe, permanent  home.                                                                                                   




                                                                                        "Battle Buddy"/Youth Sponsor

                                                                                                                               Upon completion of 40+ hours of a hybrid on-line and in-person training,

                                                                                                                               Battle Buddies/Youth Sponsors  will be matched with a youth/young adult                                                                                                                                              (13 -24 years of age) to serve as that "one connection" that can make a                                                                                                                                                      difference in a child's life, to serve as that one caring adult who                                                                                                                                                                    is in it for the long haul and “who never gives up, and never leaves the                                                                                                                                                        child behind".  Their role is to provide a stable, positive role model for                                                                                                                                                        the youth and will help connect the child to clinical and other support                                                                                                                                                      services with the assistance of our team.














"Heroes Connect"

  • Veterans, First Responders and Community  members are invited to volunteer at Veterans Base Camp in our many programs:


Vets-table Garden


Share-a-Talent :  Sharing your skills with our resident veterans or youth that we work with through our relationships with area  programs.


 Animal Care:  Our mini goats and chickens

Clearing trails, cutting firewood, lawnwork, gardening, groundswork etc.

Clearing our trails,

For more information about programs: Please call: (860) 786-7163

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Supporting Veterans & First Responders

and our Community

Veterans Base Camp 

108 England Road, Chaplin, CT 06235

Tel: 860 786-7163

Office Hours: 9:00-4:00,  M, W-F or by appt.


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Sponsors and partners:

Veterans Base Camp is a 501c3 public charitable organization. 

EIN  46-2342141.

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