What We do

Our mission is to use the sport of golf as a conduit to provide transformational mental health resources and holistic life resource training to veterans and first responders.


By donating to Next 18, you are helping us provide opportunities for veterans and first responders to engage in focusing on mental health and wellness through the sport of golf. Every donation helps us move toward our goal of having each camp be free of charge to our participants.

Golf Camps

3.5 day golf camps, offered free of charge to veterans and first responders.  Next 18 facilitates a golf camp mindset woven with mental health and holistic lifestyle resource modules.  We provide introductions to resources such as yoga, meditation, breathwork, mindfulness and body scans, small group interactive processing, reiki, journaling and others.

We strive to create a safe environment to bring 10-12 participants together at a time on some of the best golf courses in the country, as we share our traumas and defeat the stigmas of not asking for help, hiding from our emotions, and just “sucking it up.”

While we provide a myriad of resources, training, and support, Next 18 does not diagnose or treat any pre-diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health concerns. As part of our ongoing support and encouragement to our participants, we foster a peer community after camps and provide a multitude of resources.

Upcoming Golf Camps

Camp 15

6-9 May 2024
(Overnight with lodging)
Travel Dates (May 5-9th)

whistling straits

Whistling Straits
Kohler, WI

Camp 16

13-16 May 2024
(Overnight with lodging)
Travel Dates (May 12-16th)

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TPC Twin Cities
Blaine, MN

Camp 17

3-5 June 2024
Caddies Only, No Carts
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Erin Hills Golf Course
Hartford, WI

Camp 18

15-18 July 2024
(Overnight with lodging)
Travel Dates (July 14-18th)

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TPC Deer Run
Silvis, IL

3rd Annual Golf Outing

24th May 2024
Western Lakes
W287 N1963 Oakton Rd, Pewaukee, WI 53072