Golf Camps

Next 18 utilizes 3 and 4 day golf camps that provide our participants daily, with:

  • PGA caliber lessons from local PGA pros
  • 9 or 18 holes of golf depending on the camp
  • Mental health resources to include resilience, moral injury, PTSD management, sleep therapy, yoga, meditation, breath work, mindfulness, and others
  • Camaraderie
  • Safe environment to help process difficult situations
  • Trained professionals

*As a newer non-profit, we are able to offer golf, lessons, mental health, and lodging (overnight camps only) currently, free of charge to our participants.

Some of the courses we play require caddies.  When able, we will cover the cost of caddies.  Prior to acceptance into a camp, we will communicate with you if there is a need for you to cover these costs.  Eventually we expect to have enough funding to cover all aspects of a camp, but we are still growing!

The same goes for food.  While we provide snacks and drinks during the day, we do ask that our participants purchase their own food during the camps.  For day camps, this means eating breakfast before arriving, and purchasing lunch.  We work with the courses to get food at a discount, and when available, we will work with courses and sponsors to cover these costs.

We will not expect you to cover anything else beyond food and caddies, if needed.  Again, as we grow, we will be able to cover these as well.

What’s at Camp

3.5 day golf camps, offered free of charge to veterans with disabilities 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 therapy sessions, 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 and training, Next 18 is not capable or responsible for diagnosing and treating both diagnosed and undiagnosed mental health disorders and illnesses.  Our program presents a multitude of resources that we hope our campers will connect with and find helpful post-camp as they navigate a healthier and happier life on their own journeys.

Mondays – Wednesdays

0800 – Arrival at course / introductions / assessments

0900 – 1200 – PGA Lessons and small group therapy breakout sessions

1200 – 1230 – Lunch

1230 – 1400 – Mental health or holistic 90 minute resource training

1400 – 1700 – 9 holes or 18 holes of golf – camp dependant

1800 (overnight camps) – dinner and further group discussions

Thursdays

0900 – 1030 – “Unpacking the Ruck” (private session for our executive director and campers)

1030 – 1500 – 18 holes of golf

1500 – closeout lunch

Upcoming Golf Camps

Camp 7

12-15 Dec 2022

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Saint Augustine, FL
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Camp 8

8-11 May 2023
(Overnight)

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The Bull at Pinehurst Farms
Sheboygan Falls, WI
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Camp 9

7-9 June 2023

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Erin Hills Golf Course
Hartford, WI
Website

Camp 10

7-10 August 2023
(Overnight)

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Kohler Golf
Kohler, WI
Website

Camp 11

11-14 September 2023
(Overnight)

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The Golf Courses of Lawsonia
Green Lake, WI
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Camp 12

9-12 Oct 2023
(Overnight)

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Sand Valley
Nekoosa, WI
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Camp 13

13-16 November 2023
(Overnight)

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Kierland
Scottsdale, AZ
Website

Camp 14

December 2023

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World Golf Village
Saint Augustine, FL
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Past Golf Camps

Camp 1

28 Sep – 1 Oct 2021

Fire Ridge Golf Course
Grafton, Wisconsin
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Camp 2

12 -15 Oct  2021

Fire Ridge Golf Course
Grafton, Wisconsin
fireridgegc.com

Camp 3

9-12 May 2022

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Whistling Straits
Kohler, WI
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Camp 4

27-29 June 2022

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Erin Hills Golf Course
Hartford, WI
Website

Camp 5

11-14 July 2022

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Washington County Golf Course
Hartford, WI
Website

Camp 6

Aug 15-18 2022

The Bull at Pinehurst Farms
Sheboygan Falls, WI
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