Testimonials

Our community is growing and here’s what people have to say about experiences with New England Adventures!

Hi Todd,

We are a family that stayed at the Buckingham Cabin (Camp Woodstock) with the Home Base Group on Sept. 13-15.

Just so you know we had an a great time! Everyone in our family enjoyed the food! We really appreciated the patience of the staff members at the Archery Range and at the boating/swimming area. 

The entire event was very organized and with so many options we really enjoyed our entire weekend! Even the Bingo was fun for our family!

We realize the amount of effort it takes to organize and conduct this type of event. Please know how much we appreciate ALL staff members who helped out!

If this event was to happen again we absolutely would love to return! It was very worthwhile and we cannot thank you enough!

Best,
Ryan Thain
Master Sergeant (ret.)
United States Marine Corps

Todd and Lauren,

Thank you so much for everything that you did to make the Home Base camping trip a success. All of the staff were so kind, helpful, and upbeat and it really created a special memory for me and my family.  Wishing you the best in all of your endeavors this fall. Looking forward to future events 🙂

Emily Marsh & Family

My name is Kaia Santana, my family and I wanted to say a huge “Thank You!” For making this past week possible!  We had a great time at Camp Woodstock.  I would send photos, but, I kept my phone in the car the entire weekend. 

We had a chance to hang out and just enjoy the outdoors and each other.  We found out our youngest is enjoys rock climbing and my husband who didn’t want to go near archery now wants a set in the backyard!  We were also blessed to run into a family we met previously and really enjoyed hanging out with again and to meet some other really cool families! 

Thank you and please keep doing what you do it means so much for us veterans to know we mean so much to others.

Thank you and have a blessed day!

‘I happened to read the article in Outdoor life about your organization and it hit home hard for me. I am an army veteran and served in the gulf war. I injured my back while there and spent the next 12 years being prescribed thousands of percocet and morphine pills. When they finally admitted it may not be sprained muscles and did an MRI I had 2 surgeries and then more pills for the pain and recovery. After they designated me as non deployable I was medically discharged and the VA hospital starting sending me 244 5mg percocets a month and 2 60mg time release morphine pills per day. When it affected my life and happiness so much that I wondered if it was worth it to go on living I decided to quit…cold turkey as they say. I stopped with the percocet first. I didn’t sleep for nearly a week and took steaming hot baths 4 to 5 times a day. I told my doctors not to give me any more no matter what I said to them and they obliged. All the while these drugs were claimed, at least to me, to not be addictive and the proper course for me to be on. That became very hard to believe while I threw up constantly, felt like bugs were crawling over every square inch of my body, had the shakes so bad I couldn’t hold a cup of coffee and tried to convince my doctors that I had made a mistake and please send me some more of the miracle cure. After 2 weeks I was finally able to sleep and eat some. I still had the cravings but I sure didn’t want to have to go through a repeat of the previous 2 weeks again. I then slowly weaned off the morphine over the course of a month or so. It wasn’t as bad but was not pleasant either. I want to thank you for bringing this to light. When I went through it I had no support and no idea how prevalent it was. Opioid addiction now seems to be in the headlines as a new affliction nation wide, spouting from politicians lips and something that needs to be addressed. They even scammed the doctors into thinking they had the miracle pain relief cure. It was all bullshit to make a ton of money! Thank you for helping veterans work their way through this and giving them an outlet. I wish there was something going on in my state when I had hit rock bottom. Since the time I quit I have never taken another percocet! I admit that I now tend to have a few more beers then before and do like my whiskey now and then but if I don’t have a drink for a few days I’m not jonesing and ready to die!’

Erich Brinkerhoff

“Today I got to participate in the Spring Trout fishing derby hosted by New England Adventures, I was invited by Sara Becker one of the board members for NEA and close friend, we deployed together and knew I needed to get out and be with good people. I live about 2 hours from the event location and to combat the travel time we stayed with another board member Nate who welcomed me without hesitation. Despite the rain and New England weather we arrive at the event location where almost immediately I was greeted by the NEA president Todd who was so inviting and supportive. Getting home from deployment and ETSIng from the military was harder than I anticipated and I had been struggling, Todd took the time to talk to me and explain his story and show me the amazing community he created for veterans and civilians alike. He knew and remembered every single persons name that showed up to the event (about 75 people). He wanted to get to know you, and truly cared. I couldn’t have asked for a better time and can not wait until I can attend another event. If your looking for and adventure or support or to be a part of an awesome family than look no further than New England Adventures, these are spectacular people so glad to be a part of their community.”

2019 Trout Derby Participant

“Your speech that you gave today at the trout derby really sank in. You were so right about us all being family. When my wife Brooke and I were stationed in Japan we were newly married and additionally had a boy on the way and a year later our second. We had no immediate family near by but were lucky enough to have some senior members of our unit invite us over for the holidays and brought us along with the many festivals in Japan. We are still friends with these people today 18 years later. I think I’d be interested in getting info on how I can can be more involved.”

2019 Trout Derby Participant

“Had a great weekend with New England Adventures at Woodstock, CT. Was able to enjoy the outdoors with my family and not worry about the minor things like preparing food or setting up shelters. Everything was provided and our only “job” was to enjoy ourselves with fellow vets.

Thank you New England Adventures for our first, but not last, outing with you.”

Patrick M.

“We went on the family retreat this weekend out in Woodstock CT. It was a wonderful chance to connect with other military families both for my spouse (veteran) and our children! New England adventures provided everything for a great relaxing weekend. We can not wait to attend another event and see our community again.”

Kimberly B.

“It’s a great group and it has a positive atmosphere. Highly recommended.”

Willie L.

“Just spent 3 days and 2 nights with a great bunch of fellow Veterans. New England Adventures is a non- profit run by Veterans group. I was lucky enough to spend a few days of outdoor camping, bonding with fellow veterans of differing backgrounds, and doing some pheasant hunting as a bonus.

Our host was the Swift River Sportsman’s Club in Belchertown. They raised money from club members for birds and had volunteer dog handlers, they were exceptional, and shared their facilities and knowledge with us.

Thanks to Todd Crevier and his staff of volunteers, veterans themselves, for their dedication and passion for their dream of helping veterans get into the outdoors and enjoying what it has to offer. Todd is the president and founder of the group and the most amazing cook. Up before dawn to prepare breakfast and working until after dark to keep us more than well fed.

Nightly fireside ribbing of missed shots at birds and laughter with the dog handlers and fellow vets…thank you for the opportunity New England Adventures.”

Dick McQueston
2018 Pheasant Hunt

“Thank you so much to New England Adventures and all the staff and volunteers who put together the Deer Camp this year in Otis Ma. This was the first real outing I have been on in nearly four years and the company was the best part. The experience was a ton of sheer joy with life around the camp. Hunting was a side note in comparison to the camaraderie that was shared between the Vets able to attend. Thank you for what you do and stand for, I look forward to more NEA events in the future. See you at the game dinner!”
Jonathan Compton
2018 Deer Camp

This young man bought the Boston BowHunters donated bow. Opening morning in Vermont, he scored a 130 pound, 6 pointer with the bow! Congrats and thanks for supporting New England Adventures!