Partnering with Vetted VA and "With Y'all" Foundation
In 2021 we launched the first summer camp with a distinct focus - bring people together to solidify community through shared experiences that are hard to do anywhere else.
It was a success - and we learned a lot - so we did it again in 2022. Both years we had over 150 attendees at each camp and tested different ideas and operations to make sure the camp hit our primary target - Community.
Vetted VA is Seeking Partners for Our Annual Community Event - Summer Camp 2023.
Over the last two years, we have had over 150 attendees each year from our professional community join us in Pottsboro, Texas for 3 full days of community development. Our focus during the event is to build relationships and community through memorable experiences. We create a unique atmosphere that our members love with activities Veterans are accustomed to.
In 2023 we will kick off on June 13 with an opening dinner and safety brief. The next two days are full days of shooting over 7 different types of pistols, shotguns, and rifles - we shot nearly 40k rounds in 2022. In the afternoon on the 14th/15th we also take groups of Campers to the Red River for airboat rides and swimming as well as have live music and fireworks afterward. The last day of the event is Lake Day at a private beach where we have 4 pontoon boats to take campers out exploring Lake Texoma. Each day we have 3 provided meals, drinks, music, and fun to keep everyone enjoying themselves in an environment many have not participated in before.
The Goal of SummerCamp is Quite Different than Other Housing Events.
We desire to spend the entire time simply enjoying each other’s company. We don’t teach classes, we don’t have stage presentations, and we don’t push new and exciting products to those in attendance. We aim for 100% attentive presence so that the opportunity to get to know people has a chance to develop.
How You Can Help
For the first time ever in 2023, we are opening our event to Sponsors that we know in hopes of our community developing direct relationships with you in meaningful and lasting ways. Sponsors will have name placement throughout the event, areas set up to have business-focused discussions (if you so desire), and complete access to participate in all of the scheduled activities. Our desire is that sponsors will use the time to develop relationships so that business relationships have a better and more meaningful foundation in the years to come.
Your Sponsorship also allows us to do something we've been dreaming of doing since we began. This year we're launching With Y'all, a foundation focused on the housing needs of Veterans, their families, and the surviving spouses of all Service Members. With Y'all is a 501c3 that will support this community through education live on base, live in community, and accessible online; it will provide needed financial support and professional services for Veterans and their families needing help navigating complicated issues to ensure they can keep their home in the midst of loss and struggles; and it will serve to always create opportunities to grow the community.
With Y'all will be bringing as many Veterans and significant others to camp, all expenses paid, as we can. We will do this by offering the community a chance to sponsor these attendees. Your partnership and sponsorship in our event make sure the hard costs of the event are covered. And that we can invite as many community members to engage with us as possible.
Best yet - we will use any extra funds from this event to seed our Foundation coffers and prepare the way for our giving campaigns to support and care for Veteran Community in full.
How Do You Get a Return From This?
All sponsors will get a page on this site highlighting your partnership - you provide the content and we'll push it out there.
After the event, we will continue to highlight your partnership with us by hosting some Live content on our groups to highlight your business and support.
Ready to Partner with Us?
Company name and logo on all materials
Signage on course
Logo/Name on event T-shirts
Name/Logo on 1 Camp Flag (you will keep at the end of camp) stationed at Shotgun Range
2 Attendee tickets included
Item of company swag in the camper Go-Bag (you provide)
Reload Partner benefits, plus
Name/Logo on drink stations
Name/Logo on Golf Carts
Name/Logo included on the Go-Bag Leather Patch
Name/Logo on 2 Camp Flags (stationed at Long Range)
4 Attendee tickets included
.50 Cal Partner
Reload & Scope Partner benefits, plus
Prime location placement and size on all materials
More swag items included in the Go-Bags (provided by you)
Name/Logo and space to set up on the information station
Address the entire group of campers before each dinner meal (not to exceed 10 minutes)
Have your own Pontoon Boat on Lake Day to take people out and about on joy rides
4 Camp Flags with your Name/Logo stationed at prime gathering spots for camp (HQ, Dining Hall, Parking, Golf Carts)
8 Attendee tickets included
What's Our Target?
Know your target and what's behind it: Over the last 2 years we've operated at a budget of $150,000 approximately for each event. We've made some big investments (firearms) and created some great relationships that solidify our ability to do this event (location, location, location). Technically speaking our largest expenses are -
Catering/Food/Drink - $32,000
Vehicles and Movement - $30,000
Private Ranch Facilities - $25,000
Guns/Ammo - $20,000
Staff/Trainers/Security - $20,000
We plan on keeping our lowest ticket price the same as last year at $600 per attendee for Vetted VA Professionals and their Friends/Family
Our simple cost per camper is just above $1,000 for 150 attendees. We would like to see our camper numbers go up and that will drop our overall cost down marginally.
As a Partner - You've Got Options
Not sure you want all that we've listed? Great - let's make a deal. Tell us how we can serve you and help you facilitate your goals for sponsorship. Let's build a package together!