Boulder Crest Retreat Arizona ready to serve Veterans


Yesterday, Boulder Crest Retreat (BCR) Arizona held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their new location. BCR Arizona is committed to improving the well being of our nation’s Veterans. They focus on physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic health ensuring Veterans have the opportunity to live lives of passion and purpose.

Double amputee Dan Robbins drops in with American flag to celebrate Boulder Crest Retreat's opening in Arizona.

Double amputee Dan Robbins drops in with American flag to celebrate Boulder Crest Retreat’s opening in Arizona.

Boulder Crest Retreat first opened in Virginia in September 2013 as the nation’s first private wellness center in the country serving service members and their families. Earlier this year, BCR acquired the space for their Arizona project.

Both locations offer free, short duration high impact programs based on the science of post-traumatic growth. The Arizona location is on 130 acres of land and features five star lodging, an archery range, horses, a labyrinth, a tipi, hiking trails, playground, fishing pond and a walled garden. It is located within minute so the historic Arizona National Scenic Trail. Therapeutic activities include archery, equine therapy, horticulture, culinary therapy, journaling, yoga, and meditation.

These retreats are open to combat Veterans (defined as anyone who deployed to a war zone) from any generation and conflict. They welcome active-duty, reserve and National Guard service members, as well as Veterans and their families.

BCR hopes to revolutionize a model of healing that integrates evidence-based therapies, a safe, peaceful space to improve physical, emotional, spiritual and economic well-being for our nation’s combat Veterans and their families.

Learn more about Boulder Crest Retreats at their website



Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.


  1. Horn Al    

    I want to be there please show me how. Al Horn

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