Little Warrior Camp
Utah Elks Camp Wapiti, Tooele, UT
There are none who have given as much as the families of the fallen; children and parents of Fallen Warriors who have lost their life in battle or by suicide after returning from combat. It is these families we served this weekend, high in the mountains above Tooele Utah at the Utah Elks Lodges Camp Wapiti.
American Heroes Project in collaboration with the Utah Elks Veterans Committee hosted two dozen children and their families for a weekend retreat in the hopes that there could be some healing for these families and to show them that they are not forgotten for their sacrifice.
An event of this magnitude requires a diverse community of volunteers to be successful and they came throughout the state to make it happen; the Utah National Guard brought their BB gun range, an archery range was provided by Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, EMT’s and medical staff from Dugway Proving Grounds, Biologists from the UDWR, Volunteers from the many Elks Lodges throughout the state, meals provided by several restaurants, craft materials from Home Depot and the list goes on. It was an extraordinary event by any standards.
Events for the children labeled “Little Warriors” were many and filled the days and evenings;
- Morning exercises
- Flag ceremony
- BB gun range
- Archery range
- Wildlife lectures
- Arts and crafts
- Hiking and exploration
- Talent show among the children
- Campfire events
It is American Heroes Project hope that this will become an annual event in cooperation and made possible due to the generosity and dedication to service from the Utah Elks Veteran’s Committee and the many Elks Lodges throughout the state of Utah. Event like this “Little Warrior Camp” and others we host can only provide a day or two away from the stress and anxiety that losing a father or a son must surely create, but it is our way of trying as we strive to make this a better community for all of us to live in and to remind these incredible families that we will never forget them and the great price they have paid for all of us in the cause of liberty. May God watch over and bless them all.