Game Changer

October 04, 2017 0 Comments

Raider Project Veteran Retreat

By: Fritz S.

 RAWAH Wilderness Retreat

I can't really choose between personal firsts: fly-fishing or horseback riding. I was equally and truly happy loping through wide open valley bottoms and catching brook trout at the bottom of a mountain waterfall. Great conversation and company was the standard through the week. Playing with Goose, the most energetic English Bulldog I've ever met, was awesome and instantly erased stress. What else can I say? Amazing week tucked into the Colorado Rockies! 


The Raider Project, teamed with Rawah Ranch is a GAME CHANGER for both active duty and transitioned Marines. The Raider Project approach-one focused on growth and mental strength-is heightened at Rawah Ranch, where everyday distractions are scuttled to allow one to not only think, but to listen to ones-self. The combination of world-class activities, genuine staff, outstanding meals, and focused counseling made for a week that would turn any naysayer into a believer. Highly recommend partaking or contributing to this enormous and effective effort directed at Special Operations personnel!'




Now in it's third year, Raider Project - a GallantFew Inc. (501.c3) - is a program that remains focused on the US Marine Corps Combat Veteran. Raider Project provides services to Marine Combat veterans ranging from suicide prevention, drug addiction treatment, PTS therapy, as well as unconventional treatments for TBIs and employment and financial assistance. With our ambassadors, we are able to offer peer-to-peer counseling, veteran wilderness retreats, climbing retreats, fishing trips, as well as community sports programs. We live the MOTTO. "Never above you, never below you, always beside you." We want to connect veterans to the resources they need to be healthy as well as the tools they need for their own success.

Also in The Raider Weekly

Raider Project Marriage Retreat 2020
Raider Project Marriage Retreat 2020

March 16, 2020 0 Comments

My experience of this retreat comes from just that: my own story, the stories I’ve heard and accepted from others, the ones I’ve told myself over the years, I underwent brain surgery 3 months ago, and having a brain tumor removed felt like it released a host of toxic emotions that I could no longer hide from. It was like everything that I pushed down, put away in a box, and refused to talk about, was finally able to “get out.” For the first time in my life, I was forced to do nothing but sit and think, The beauty of this marriage retreat weekend was that the Raider Project pulled together a community of people into an environment where I didn’t feel ashamed of my stories. I found myself acknowledging feelings I had previously refused to think about. I found myself accepting past events. I found myself looking at my spouse and really seeing him. I found myself choosing to communicate with my husband and trust that my vulnerability will only help him understand me and love me more...

Read More


February 09, 2020 0 Comments

Hopefully started off the NEW YEAR right with some serious goals. Fitness is one of the most important aspect of veteran transition. We want to see you healthy mentally and physically. That's why every gear purchase supports our mission. Last year we helped hundreds of veterans succeed in their relationships, their financial, physical and emotional goals. We want to do EVEN More this year

Read More

The New Enemy - Post Traumatic Stress
The New Enemy - Post Traumatic Stress

June 27, 2019 0 Comments

The word Post Traumatic Stress DISORDER is ridiculous. I understand the Post Traumatic Stress part but the DISORDER? Why? Does having PTS really mean you have a disorder. Maybe to a clinical psychologists who refer to the DSM IV to diagnose a certain mental health issue it can be a disorder. However, the word disorder used for veterans can cripple your mental stability. 

Read More

Sign up now!

Keep up to date with all of our programs, sales, and events!