We Did It! With Your Help! Come Celebrate with Veterans Base Camp!
What Did We Do?
The property that Veterans Base Camp (VBC) is located on was to be put on the market. We had the opportunity to purchase the 43-acre property before it was put on the market. If we did not purchase the property, we had to either close or find an alternative location where we could continue to provide services to support to our veterans. On June 29'th, 2022, Veterans Base Camp closed on the purchase of the property where we are currently located! Words cannot express how overwhelmed we were by the outpouring of love, prayer and financial support of all of those who reached out to help with fundraisers, grants and spreading the word about what VBC was trying to accomplish and why. Thank you ALL! We could not have done this without YOU!
What: A Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
When: Thursday, August 25'th, 2022
Where: Veterans Base Camp
108 England Road
Chaplin, Ct 06235
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Light refreshments will be served! We hope to see you there.
Attached is the link to our VBC video, made by one of the veterans who went through our program. He always wanted to create videos, and as part of our strength-based, "find your passion" approach at VBC, this was his first video. The vets say it best!
Below are the links to the Channel 3 and Channel 8's stories on Veterans Base Camp
Channel 3: https://www.wfsb.com/2022/04/18/bright-spot-veterans-base-camp-need-donations/
Channel 8: https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/veterans-nonprofit-in-chaplin-fundraising-to-save-property/2756968/
Our servicemen and women deserve our help. It was a promise our country made: "You fight for your country, and we will take care of you, your widows and your children." Thank you for helping us to keep our promise to support our veterans and their families.
We have closed on the purchase of the property, and now we look ahead to continue and to expand our work with veterans and their families.
To support that work, donations can be made by: checks made out to: Veterans Base Camp and mailed to: Veterans Base Camp 108 England Road, Chaplin CT 06235. or through the link on this website under the "Donate" tab. If you have any questions, you can contact Cindy Archibald at : (860)786-7163, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support.
Cindy Archibald, LCSW
Veterans Base Camp
YOU are invited to come celebrate with Veterans Base Camp
Links To The Latest News On:
CT Legislative Committee on Veterans Affairs:
https://www.cga.ct.gov/va/ ; www.veterans.senate.gov ›legislation
Senate Veterans Affairs:
House Veterans Affairs:
Keep up to date on the latest legislation and news. If you know of other good sites for news that affects veterans or first responders, please don't hesitate to contact us and share!
Hear Lexi Smardon 's interview on WILI about her upcoming 5K at Veterans Base Camp on Sunday, 10/24/21. Sign-up starts at 8:30 a.m. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. and benefits Veterans Base Camp and seeks to raise awareness about veteran suicide, how to recognize signs of depression/PTSD, and steps to take on how to prevent it.
There will be vendors, a tag sale and booths with information on suicide awareness. The Vet Center Mobile Unit van will also be on site to see. Come join us! You can register for the race at:
or register the day of the event at Veterans Base Camp -
though cash or check only as we do not have a card reader!
Who We Are
Veterans Base Camp is a grassroots 501(c) (3) charitable nonprofit organization that is dedicated to providing resources needed by our Veterans, First Responders, Caregivers and those members of our community who are most vulnerable. Our team is a collaborative of: Veterans, First Responders, Caregivers, Social Workers, Clinicians, for profit and non-profit alliances, private citizens and government agencies working together to achieve our mission.