The Bobby Henline Foundation, doing business as Forging Forward and Alabama Veteran are hosting a military and first responder veteran and active duty Retreat at Soggy Bottom Lodge in beautiful Linden, Alabama.
Forging Forward and Alabama Veteran are invested in Suicide Prevention through personal connection.
The Soggy Bottom Lodge Retreat is open to MALE ONLY active duty and veteran:
FOCUS: Have fun, learn new skills, socialization, camaraderie, relaxation, and connectivity.
ACTIVITIES: Fishing, hiking, campfire chats, face mask painting, touring the hunting grounds, shotgun golf, cooking, kayaking, relaxation, and more. Activities are done as a group. We want each person to come away with a new skill, battle buddies, and know there are people who care about you.
COST: The Retreat, Activities, and Food is FREE TO FORGING FORWARD APPROVED APPLICANTS. Note: Not everyone who applies will be chosen to attend the Retreat due to the limited number of lodging space and available funding.
ALLERGIES: Various foods will be prepared and served at the Retreat and/or local restaurants. If you have allergies, it is strongly advised you put your health first as there are no medical personnel assigned to attend the Retreat.
TRANSPORTATION: All participants will be responsible to get themselves to and from Soggy Bottom Lodge, Linden, Alabama. Forging Forward shall not take responsiblity for any mishaps or accidents that may occur to or from the final location(s) or to any activity the participant(s) ride or drive to. Transportation after arriving will be provided by Forging Forward or Alabama Veteran volunteers or your personal vehicle.
MOBILITY: All participants must be able to independently walk on their own or have a mode of mobility that others unfamiliar with the mobility device may assist with. The location and activities include steps, stairs, uneven floors, uneven walking in grass, limited access to some shooting blinds, etc. All daily living activities must be independent.
LODGING: Participants will be assigned a queen bunk at Soggy Bottom Lodge in a room that is shared. There are several private restroom facilities within the Lodge for sharing.
ATTENDANCE: It is expected all participants will remain at the Retreat for the duration. If you have a conflict and know that you will be late arriving or have to leave early, please be considerate and pass on this opportunity.
ARRIVAL: June 22, 2023 - no earlier than 12:00 PM local time
DEPARTURE: June 25, 20223- no later than 12:00 PM local time
ELIGIBILITY: If you have attended a Forging Forward Retreat in the past 12 months, we ask that you humbly step aside to allow others who have never had the opportunity.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY FOR FORGING FORWARD AND ALABAMA VETERAN: Upon arrival and before participating in any activty, participants will be required to sign a RELEASE OF LIABILITY to particpate. Please be prepared.
Applicants chosen for the event: A representative from Forging Forward will call you to confirm your participation and/or get additional details to ensure your trip is successful. All participating applicants will be required to sign a Release of Liability Form prior to participating in any activity.
Applicants not chosen for the event: A representative from Forging Forward will send an email to you.
APPLICATION CLOSES May 22, 2023.
To be considered as an applicant for the Soggy Bottom Retreat, you have to submit an application along with required documentation of proof of military or first responder status. Click the button below to apply.
The Retreat is approaching fast and we’re making preparations!