Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI)

The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute, DBA, Camp Resilience is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity founded in 2014 by a group of Veterans and local citizens. Since 2014, Camp Resilience has welcomed hundreds of participants to rediscover their health and wellness. The organizational leadership consists of a diverse group of individuals with backgrounds in business, military, public safety, mental health, and nonprofit sectors.

Camp Resilience recognizes that those who have served their country and communities often need a helping hand in order to recover and maintain their mental and physical health. By running Camp Resilience retreats for service members, veterans, first responders, and their loved ones, Camp Resilience does its part to help those who have served bounce back in mind, body, and spirit.

Camp Resilience offers 3 and 4 day retreats in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire, which provide Veterans, and in some cases their spouses/caregivers and their families, with peer-to-peer counseling, life skills workshops, and outdoor activities.

Camp Resilience is committed to becoming a model of Inclusion, reflecting the diversity of the United States Military and First Responder communities. Respect for everyone is the standard. Strength of character is embodied by the recognition that each unique experience and perspective provide for a positive retreat experience. At Camp Resilience, the culture of diversity and inclusion empowers each participant, staff member and volunteer to connect, belong and grow.

The New Hampshire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA‐NH) awarded Camp Resilience the 2017 Granite State Warriors Award for improving the quality of life of our military forces and their families.

The Mission

We leverage the scenic outdoors of the New Hampshire Lakes Region to improve the physical, social, mental, and emotional well-being of Military Service Members, Military Veterans, First Responders, and their Families. We facilitate outdoor experiential learning activities, life skills training classes, along with peer-to-peer counseling opportunities, in order to enable and empower participant resilience and well-being. Additionally, we prepare and encourage participants to positively impact their home communities throughout New England.


  • Resilience: Participants become equipped with personal wellness skills to support increased mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
  • Connection: Participants build lasting relationships to support an increased sense of community, camaraderie, and well-being.
  • Service: Participants learn how to contribute effectively to their families, peers, and community.
  • Self-Improvement: Participants develop goals based on their new experiences and implement at least one goal into their daily lives.



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