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  • Fri
    14
    Aug
    2020
    Sun
    16
    Aug
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Fishing for All with Disabilities 2020

    August 14-16, 2020 

     

     

     

     

     

    Summer is the season to pull out the boats and dust off the fishing rods! Our goal is to open up the great outdoors for people through the world of fishing! We welcome anyone with any type of disability. We want everyone to enjoy just being outside, the excitement of catching a fish, and being able to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

    Cost: $75.00 for the weekend, if you bring your own PCA, there is an additional charge of $35.00. The PCA will also need to register separately for this retreat.
    The fee includes: lodging, fishing/supplies, and all meals/beverages.
    What to bring: clothing, medications, towels, personal water bottle and anything else you will need for the weekend. You must have your fishing license to fish.
    If you are currently a consumer of Independent Lifestyles, transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from our Sauk Rapids location for an additional cost of $15.00.
    Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    To Register: Fill out the registration on the back and return it with your payment to Independent Lifestyles (Attn: Anne R.) 215 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 or email it to anner@independentlifestyles.org or call 320-281-2023. We need to receive your registration two weeks prior to Retreat date.

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    10 people maximum including PCA's

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Mon
    24
    Aug
    2020
    Wed
    26
    Aug
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Wellness and Socialization for Women with Disabilities 2020

    August 24-26, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Come and learn new ways to socialize, improve your skills, and learn how to take great care of yourself! Activities will include self-care and wellness, games, and time to relax. We will be going outdoors to explore Camp Bliss and do some fishing for those who want to fish.

    What to bring: warm clothing, medications, towels, personal water bottle and anything else you will need for the weekend. You must have your fishing license to fish.
    Cost: $75.00 for the weekend. If you bring your own PCA, there is an additional charge of $35.00. The PCA will also need to register separately for this retreat.
    The fee includes: lodging, fishing/supplies, and all meals/beverages.

    If you are currently a consumer of Independent Lifestyles, transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from our Sauk Rapids location for an additional cost of $15.00.
    Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    To Register: Fill out the registration on the back and return it with your payment to Independent Lifestyles (Attn: Anne R.) 215 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 or email it to anner@independentlifestyles.org or call 320-281-2023. We need to receive your registration two weeks prior to Retreat date.

    Check in - Monday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Wednesday, 10:00am
    10 people maximum including PCA's

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2020
    Sun
    13
    Sep
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Fishing for Men with Disabilities 2020

    September 11-13, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Attention all guys! Come up north and find your FISH! Join us in enjoying the outdoors before it gets too cold. This weekend will be filled with fishing, hiking, bon fires, relaxation, and time with the guys!

    Cost: $75.00 for the weekend, if you bring your own PCA, there is an additional charge of $35.00. The PCA will also need to register separately for this retreat.
    The fee includes: lodging, fishing/supplies, and all meals/beverages.
    What to bring: clothing, medications, towels, personal water bottle and anything else you will need for the weekend. You must have your fishing license to fish.
    If you are currently a consumer of Independent Lifestyles, transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from our Sauk Rapids location for an additional cost of $15.00.
    Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    To Register: Fill out the registration on the back and return it with your payment to Independent Lifestyles (Attn: Anne R.) 215 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 or email it to anner@independentlifestyles.org or call 320-281-2023. We need to receive your registration two weeks prior to Retreat date.

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    10 people maximum including PCA's

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020
    4:30 pmLearn More

    Coming soon the 2020 Guns and Goods Raffle - Saturday, September 26th, 2020

     

     

     
     

        

     

    The cost to send 1 Veteran to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations/sales from our 2019 Guns and Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran, up to 50 Veterans or Person with Disabilities. 

    2020 Gun list:


    1 Henry Lever action 22 LR
    2 Ruger 10/22 W/Scope
    3 Ruger Precision 22 IR
    4 Savage Axis II W/Scope 30-06
    5 Remington 783 30-06 W/Scope
    6 Remington 870 Express 12 ga
    7 Taurus G2C 9mm
    8 Winchester SXP Camo 12 ga
    9 Marlin Model 60 Wood
    10 Ruger 10/22 W/Scope
    11 Stoeger Condor O/U 20 ga
    12 Henry Lever action 22 LR
    13 Kel Tec PMR 30 22 Mag
    14 Remington 870 Express 12 ga
    15 Smith and Wesson SD9VE 9mm
    16 Taurus G2C 9mm
    17 Henry Lever action 22 LR
    18 Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 IR
    19 Benelli Nova Camo 12 ga
    20 Smith and Wesson shield 9 mm
    21 Henry Lever action 22 LR
    22 Ruger 10/22 W/Scope
    23 Remington 870 Express 12 ga
    24 Marlin Model 60 Wood
    25 Stoeger Condor O/U 12 ga
    26 Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 IR
    27 Remington 870 Express 20 ga
    28 Beretta A 300 Outlander Syn. 12 ga
    29 Smith and Wesson M&P 223
    30 Savage 93R17 W/Scope 17 HMR
    31 Mossberg 20 ga combo
    32 Ruger 10/22 W/Scope
    33 Savage A17 17 HMR W/Scope
    34 Mossberg 20 ga combo
    35 Savage Axis II W/Scope 30-06
    36 Ruger SR22 22LR
    37 Remington 783 270 W/Scope
    38 Bond Arms Snake Slayer 410/45lc
    39 Benelli Nova 12 ga
    40 Marlin Model 60 Wood
    41 Savage 93R17 W/Scope 17 HMR
    42 Remington 783 30-06 W/Scope
    43 Benelli Nova Camo 12 ga
    44 Benelli Nova 12 ga
    45 Taurus G2C 9mm
    46 Ruger 10/22 W/Scope
    47 Stoeger Condor O/U 12 ga
    48 Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 IR
    49 Henry Lever action 22 LR
    50 Henry Golden Boy
    51 Franchi Affinity 3 20 ga
    52 Marlin Model 60 Wood
    53 Ruger SR22 22LR
    54 Ruger 10/22 W/Scope
    55 Savage 93R17 W/Scope 17 HMR
    56 Kel Tec PMR 30 22 Mag
    57 Henry Golden Boy
    58 Remington 783 270 W/Scope
    59 Stoeger Condor O/U 12 ga
    60 Smith and Wesson shield 9 mm
    61 Ruger SR22 22LR
    62 Taurus G2C 9mm
    63 Kel Tec PMR 30 22 Mag
    64 Remington 870 Express 12 ga
    65 Benelli Nova 12 ga
    66 Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 IR
    67 DPMS Oracle 223
    68 Mossberg 20 ga combo
    69 Savage Axis II W/Scope 30-06
    70 Smith and Wesson SD9VE 9mm
    71 Stoeger Condor O/U 20 ga
    72 Savage 220 slug gun 20 ga
    73 Taurus G2C 9mm
    74 Savage 93R17 W/Scope 17 HMR
    75 Taurus G2C 9mm
    76 Remington 870 Express 12 ga
    77 Winchester SX4 hybrid 12 Ga
    78 Kel Tec PMR 30 22 Mag
    79 Smith and Wesson SD9VE 9mm
    80 Remington 870 Express 20 ga
    81 Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 IR
    82 Marlin Model 60 Wood
    83 Henry Golden Boy
    84 Smith and Wesson SD9VE 9mm
    85 Remington 870 Express 20 ga
    86 Mossberg 20 ga combo
    87 Savage 220 slug gun 20 ga
    88 Marlin Model 60 Wood
    89 Remington 870 Express 20 ga
    90 Ruger 10/22 RB Wood 22 IR
    91 Savage Axis II W/Scope 30-06
    92 Stoeger Condor O/U 20 ga
    93 Remington 783 30-06 W/Scope
    94 Savage 93R17 W/Scope 17 HMR
    95 Remington 783 270 W/Scope
    96 Benelli Nova 12 ga
    97 Remington 870 Express 20 ga
    98 Tikka T-3 Stainless 270 Win
    99 Kel Tec PMR 30 22 Mag
    100 Benelli Nova Camo 12 ga

    Rules and Regulations:

    Steak Dinner ($13), meat raffles and 50/50 raffles will start at 4:30 pm, the drawing will start at 7:30 pm, Sauk Rapids VFW: 901 North Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN, 56379.
    Need not be present to win.
    All are welcome to attend.
    Vouchers will be available on site.
    Raffle Tickets limited to 2000 – $40 per ticket.
    A winning ticket will not be returned to the drawing; one chance to win per ticket.
    The winner will be issued a voucher for the awarded gun. The voucher can be used to purchase the awarded gun or a gift card will be issued by Scheels which can be used as store credit on any merchandise. Gift cards may also be used online. Gift cards valid only at Scheels Store, 40 North Waite Avenue, Waite Park, MN. 56387.
    All winners will be notified of the gun they have won and will receive a voucher. Winner must then present this voucher and their driver’s license to the gun department at Scheels in Waite Park, MN. Each winner will then be issued his or her gun or gift card.
    The winner is responsible for all applicable fees and/or taxes.
    Must be 18 years of age to purchase a ticket or win a prize.
    Must be 18 years of age to obtain rifles and shotguns, and 21 years of age to receive handguns. Permit to purchase in the State of Minnesota is required to receive handguns and AR style rifles.
    Must pass all applicable background checks to obtain guns. If a winner fails the background check, they may still use the gift card for merchandise other than guns.

  • Fri
    06
    Nov
    2020
    Sun
    08
    Nov
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Wellness and Socialization for Women with Disabilities 2020

    November 6-8, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Come and learn new ways to socialize, improve your skills, and learn how to take great care of yourself! Activities will include self-care and wellness, games, and time to relax. We will be going outdoors to explore Camp Bliss and do some fishing for those who want to fish.

    What to bring: warm clothing, medications, towels, personal water bottle and anything else you will need for the weekend. You must have your fishing license to fish.
    Cost: $75.00 for the weekend. If you bring your own PCA, there is an additional charge of $35.00. The PCA will also need to register separately for this retreat.
    The fee includes: lodging, fishing/supplies, and all meals/beverages.

    If you are currently a consumer of Independent Lifestyles, transportation to and from Camp Bliss is offered from our Sauk Rapids location for an additional cost of $15.00.
    Otherwise you are responsible for your own transportation.

    To Register: Fill out the registration on the back and return it with your payment to Independent Lifestyles (Attn: Anne R.) 215 N. Benton Dr., Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 or email it to anner@independentlifestyles.org or call 320-281-2023. We need to receive your registration two weeks prior to Retreat date.

    Check in - Friday, 4:00pm
    Check out - Sunday, 10:00am
    10 people maximum including PCA's

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online

  • Fri
    13
    Nov
    2020
    Sun
    15
    Nov
    2020
    12:00 pmLearn More

    Veteran Warriors & Caregivers Weekend 2020

    November 13-15, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

    You will be welcomed into the serene and supportive setting at Camp Bliss. Come and experience an amazing weekend of healing, relaxation, and learning.  Over the course of the weekend, we will practice self-care, laughter and taking care of you!  We will have time to enjoy the beauty of 48 acres of incredible pine and hardwood forest in a breathtaking north woods setting on three lakes! 

    Cost is $75.00 per person and includes lodging and meals.

    Massages are offered for $70.00 per 1 hour and must be booked in advance.

    We need to receive your registration two weeks prior to Retreat Date.  Limit of 10 people.

    The cost to send 1 person to Camp Bliss for a weekend retreat is $600, which includes lodging and all meals. Because of donations and sales from our 2019 Guns & Goods Raffle, we are able to supplement $525 per Veteran or Person with Disabilities.

     

    Printable Flyer and Registration Forms

    Book a Retreat Online