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  • Honoring the men and women who answered the call.

  • Striper fishing on Maine's coast with fellow veterans is incredible!

Welcome to House in the Woods

When our country needed them, generations of brave men and women answered the call of duty to serve in our nation’s military. They sacrificed their family time, health, safety, and even their lives to protect ours. But with the return home, these soldiers bring with them life altering wounds and heartache which only their fellow brothers-in-arms can ever begin to understand. America can never restore what was lost, but at House in the Woods Military and Family Retreat, we offer an outdoor retreat program that honors their sacrifice and assists our veterans in the journey towards healing the mental and physical pain of loss.

We are a free, outdoor self-help program which remains flexible to the needs of those whom we serve. The only expense to participants is their transportation to Lee, Maine. Using the recreational, therapeutic, and educational properties of Maine’s great wilderness and outdoor heritage, we form short-term retreats for participants to meet others with common military-related challenges and experiences. Activities are led by licensed Maine guides and staffed with caring volunteers and assistance from the local VA Center and health professionals from the community upon request. Maine is a four season climate, so activities will be dependent on weather and availability..
"We are an outdoor retreat program that honors our veterans and their families' sacrifices and assists them in their journey towards healing the mental and physical pain of loss."


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Family members of veterans and military are also invited to participate in many retreats at no cost.

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all-day Central Maine Turkey Hunt
Central Maine Turkey Hunt
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day
  Veterans Turkey Hunt will happen in 3 groups across Central Maine this year.
7:00 pm “Doc” speaking at American Legion Banquet @ Spring Meadows Golf Club
“Doc” speaking at American Legio… @ Spring Meadows Golf Club
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Doc" speaking at American Legion Banquet @ Spring Meadows Golf Club | Gray | Maine | United States
Randall “Doc” Simmons will be speaking about House in the Woods at the Spring Meadows Golf Club in Gray, Maine on May 6. The banquet [...]

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