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DOVR provides a safe, inclusive, and Relaxing wilderness immersion for veterans and civilians alike. Vets Can Return, Rest and Renew among a welcoming community.


Giving Back To Vets

DOVR is committed to supporting this nation’s veterans. Vets have sacrificed so much for this country, and we’re honored to support them in our small ways. A few ways that we give back to vets include:

  • Providing a wilderness retreat where all veterans are free to escape the chaos of modern life
  • Fostering a community in which veterans of all backgrounds can come together in camaraderie
  • Creating opportunities for vets to connect with nature through activities like hiking, fishing, hunting, and ATVing
  • Hosting community-driven veteran appreciation events

it all started around a campfire

One fateful night in 2012 a group of friends gathered around a campfire to enjoy some camaraderie and beverages. They talked about the beautiful wilderness surrounding them. They discussed what an honor it was to live in an area that’s home to so many veterans. They expressed what a shame it was that there wasn’t a spot nearby for vets to get together.

“What if we could build a community for vets to come together, out here in the wilderness?”

The idea spread like wildfire. Community members, business owners, and the local government quickly got behind it. A coalition of veterans and civilians came together to make the dream real.

They found a location: a beautiful, secluded piece of Wisconsin wilderness.

They agreed on a mission: create a calming wilderness immersion for veterans to return, rest, and renew among a welcoming community.

And then it was off to the races!

Our Team

Rod Wilson Chairman

Merle Meyer Vice Chair

Donald McConkey Treasurer

Denise Selden Secretary

Gene Visger Board of Director

George Perry Board of Director

Jeff Butler Board of Director

Jeff Johnson Board of Director

Heidemarie Johnson Board of Director