To see what we get up to at camp take
a look at the slideshow above.
The Veterans Camp is a free all-inclusive camping experience, held in the scenic Highlands of Scotland and is open to any Veteran to attend. We aim to hold camps that can accommodate every ability and we organise the camps so that you get the best experience and support possible.
The purpose of the Veterans Camp is to provide Veterans suffering from Social Isolation, Mental Health Illnesses and/or Physical Disabilities the opportunity to rebuild confidence, self-esteem and self-belief.
By providing this opportunity it encourages and motivates Veterans to integrate, socialise and make full use of the outdoor environment using a combination of Nature and Wilderness Therapy concepts.
The Veterans Camp is currently held two times per year.
This is normally in:
- Spring around the end of April for - Veterans who prefer a physical and active experience and;
- Autumn at mid - end of October - which caters more for Veterans who prefer a less active and more relaxed experience.
Booked date so far for this year are;
When is the Veterans Camp?
What do we do at Veterans Camp?
During the Veterans Camp, veterans alongside volunteers and professional suppliers - take part in team building activities and personal challenges.
This can provide a foundation for learning new skills, learning about self help and developing
communication skills. This can ultimately provide a basis to achieve.
Some of the activities include but is not limited to; walking, abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, coasteering, canyoning, gorge walking, art and crafts, sports, games and so much more.
It is important to note that every veteran attending has a choice whether or not to take part in a specific activity. None of what we do is compulsory. It is all about your experience as a veteran that is most important to us.
There are so many benefits of attending Veterans Camp from socially to mentally and physically too.
There is by far to many benefits to list and as each person attending benefits differently from the next. There are some common benefits which include:
- Being able to relax, be yourself and have a good laugh
- Taking part in new and exciting activities
- Being part of and working as a team
- Gaining information and knowledge about self help and coping strategies
- Being able to talk openly and freely whilst building a network of new friendships and support
Aside from the above, through the charity’s experience, from its research, feedback and from published research that has been carried out by leading experts, it has been learnt that certain therapies and concepts such as Wilderness/Nature therapy, can have a substantial positive impact on members of the armed forces community alone and in combination with standard therapies
What are the benefits of attending the Veterans Camp?
How to get to camp
If you have your own transport you will be provided with instructions in your confirmation letter.
You will receive your letter not later than 2 weeks prior to the camp.
If you rely on public transport, we can offer you a collection and drop off service to either the bus or train station in Inverness. We will collect you at the designated time and will inform you of times for return travel on your offer letter. Only in an emergency will we be able to transport an attendee back to Inverness earlier than the designated date/time.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties please let us know as we maybe able to help with travel costs.
Don't just take our word for it; here what some of the previous attendees said;
"I attended camp as I felt that I would love to meet like-minded people, even before I arrived I was made welcome and it just got better each day, no pressure, no being judged or feeling like an outcast, everyone was so welcoming and the whole experience was a joy, I would love to go back as a volunteer and help, thank you all the team as well as those of us who thought nobody cared also a big thanks for all the hard work, see you" MP
"I have a lot of difficulties but the outpost charity went out of their way to ensure I had an enjoyable experience although I couldn't do a lot of the things I would of liked to I still enjoyed it especially the company Thank you one and all x" OA
"Thanks to the outpost team for giving me the opportunity to attend their veterans camp. I had a great time met good people got stuck into some indoor and outdoor activities all in a beautiful part of the world. Thank you again" MT
"What an amazing week we have had, thank you so much you guys are the best. Full of fun and of course great banter. highly recommend the veterans camp for anyone looking to relax but enjoy some outdoor activities too, I never thought I would get the chance to again. X"KL
"Excellently run camp and activities....Couldn't ask for a better experience The organisation was 1st class and the activities well run from start to finish" LJ
"What can I say, very apprehensive about the camp. The team soon put me at ease, so supportive, I couldn't fault the weekend, food and activities absolutely brilliant. There isn't anything I would change. Would recommend this to anyone needing support, it has set me on a path and shown me I am not the only one going through the issues I have. Thank you just isn't enough" BM
"The Outpost staff have given me hope and a goal all year. It's kept me going through some dark times. The camp I attended was brilliant, relaxed, calm, a real get away from life. The fire pit evenings will be a memory that will hold me fast. Thanks to all the hardworking staff for all their help and support and for the challenges" DC
"The veterans camp takes weeks to put together and the time and effort you as a group and team put into it to make sure everyone has a great time and support us to achieve some of the things we never knew we were able to do" MJ
"Just a line express my thanks and appreciation for the wonderful weekend camp. Sure, I found it challenging and that was the best part for me. I met some great people whose company I really enjoyed. It has reminded me that whatever happened in the past, mistakes, injuries etc, that I have to make the rest of my life the best of my life"MT
Got a Question?
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Tel 01854 655 314
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How to Register!
Please have a read through the information and if you would like to attend, please follow the steps below;
Step 1 - The Registration Form
Please complete the form ensuring you, upload/attach or email to us your supporting documentation.
You should send us;
* Proof of Service
* Proof of Address
* Proof of ID
- Once we receive your form and documentation we will; acknowledge receipt and place you on our waiting list.
Step 2 - The Questionnaire
In the acknowledgement email there will be a link to a questionnaire.
Please complete the questionnaire as soon as possible. There will be the option to receive the questionnaire by post or email.
Once these two steps are complete;
we will be in touch with you by email or phone either:
- Approx 6 weeks prior to a place being available for you to attend Or
- If a last minute cancellation place becomes available
There will be information and instructions in the emails for you to follow.
We will send you an Offer letter which includes
confirmation of attendance, a brief, Kit List, directions and more.