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2019 Blind Endeavors Ranger Camp

(Georgia, USA) – Interested in ‘Sustaining the wilderness,’ These Blinded Veterans Chose a Ranger Camp

Hosted by the Blind Endeavors Foundation, a team of blinded veterans from the Blinded Veterans Association and Blinded Veterans United Kingdom will participate in a Ranger Camp.  The camp activities will take place at Camp Frank D. Merrill Georgia, home of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion.  A major part of the camp includes hiking more than 50 miles on the Appalachian Trail through parts of Georgia, beginning June 3, 2019.  This team will also endure several days of adventurous tasks such as repelling, camping, range shooting, and water operations.  This is an all-inclusive event which includes lodging, transportation, and meals. These fellow veterans leave no room for doubt that they will complete the challenges of the ranger camp.

Participants consist of the following:  BVA members Steve Baskis (Montrose, CO and Thomas Zampieri (Houston, Texas), BVUK members Charlie Eastwood and Stephen Sparks.

The Blinded Veterans Association’s Operation Peer Support assists with sponsorship of the event, ensuring our diverse and dedicated veterans are fully equipped to overcome the challenges presented through the Ranger Camp.  


Contact Person:

Name:  Steve Baskis

Phone:  970-497-6550


The BVA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the creation of a peaceful world.  BVA has more than 50 Regional Groups representing 7,500 members.