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DEC Recovery Retreats: Legacy Campgrounds

Updated: Jan 26

Helping Our Communities to Recover One Person at A Time.

Our Primary Mission here at “The Denson-EL Centers for Recovery Support Services” is to Uplift our Communities with the immediate necessary resources and services for long term recovery; to Positively Affect the Behavior & Mental Health, Poverty & Underemployment, Criminal Recidivism, and Substance use Rates within our community through Education & Prevention, Treatment & Recovery, Housing & Home Ownership, Employment & Entrepreneurship, Art & STEM, Business Education, and Community Participation.

DEC Camp Legacy is a short term Primary Integrated Health Camp specializing in SUD-Cooccurring Disorders, PTSD, and Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility. This facility is designed as a working ranch to cater to the needs of males/females United States Active-Duty Armed Forces, retired Veterans, and the underserved members of Wayne County who are dealing with drug/alcohol addiction/mental health, employment and homelessness issues.

All US Military persons, Returning Citizens, and persons Recovering from AOD, SUD and Co-occurring Disorders, returning home are at a higher risk of suicide than all other persons. Education, Behavioral and mental health treatment are essential to saving our service members and recovering persons lives. These are your neighbors, friends, co-workers, community members and they need YOU.

There can be no excuse for our US Veterans, and Mental Health Community to be suffering or homeless. People like you can help make a difference not only for those that will benefit directly from you and your support, but you will also be helping so many others that are connected to those you help.

Who YOU Are Helping

You will help those who feel all alone, who feel helpless or hopeless, those struggling to hold on or find their place in the world again, those self-medicating with drugs or alcohol to avoid dealing with their painful realities. It took a great deal, to get where you or they are yet, it only takes one phone call to change it.

Your contribution to Denson-EL Centers for Recovery Support, LLC will help fund the efforts of establishing DEC Camp Legacy Recovery Ranch.

All funding is through grants and private donations. DEC Camp Legacy is funded through monies donated by you to Denson-EL Centers, LLC; a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

About The Treatment Facility

DEC Camp Legacy specializes in long-term PTSD and SUD-Cooccurring Disorders, Depression and Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility. This facility is designed as a working ranch to cater to the needs of males/females, United States Active-Duty Armed Forces and retired Veterans, Behavioral, Mental and Primary Healthcare eligible persons who are dealing with drug/alcohol addiction/mental health and homelessness issues.

There are no time specifications for this program. However, your support will allow a typical stay will range between three to 9 months, to include three months transitional housing (if veteran or recovering person stay is longer than 6 months). Programs will include alcohol and/or drug treatment, education, mental health therapies and rehabilitation along with random drug screening.

There are many components of treatment including, but not limited to, Physical and Psychiatric Evaluations, Individual Therapy/Counseling, Group Therapy, Person Centered Evidenced Based Practice Self-Help Support and Treatment for Co-Morbid Physical or Behavioral Complications, and Medication Assisted Therapy.

Facility to offer; Canoeing, Hiking, Fishing, Boating, Arts and Crafts, Farming, Gardening, Animal Therapy, Archery, Campouts/Campfires, Meditation and Prayer/Quiet Time.

TEAM DEC includes

Administrative (management, executive)

Adult Foster Care Home Operators

Behavior Health Coordinators

Board Director/Trustee Case Managers

Certified Addiction Counselors

Certified Peer Support Specialists

Certified Rehabilitation Counselors

Clinician/Case Managers

Consumer Advocates

Crisis Counselors

Independent Facilitators

Job Coaches


Medical Directors

Parent Support Partners

Placement Coordinators

Peer Support Specialist

Physician (MD or DO)

Placement Coordinator

Prevention Educators

Prevention Specialists

Professional Counselors

Program Managers

Program Supervisors Specialists

Program Supervisor

Quality Information Analysts

Recovery Coaches

Resource Coordinators

Wraparound Facilitators

Specialist (JJ)

Support Coordinator

Wraparound Facilitator

Youth Advocates

DEC Camp Legacy adheres to the following Weekday schedule whenever possible.

6:30 AM- Wake up 7:00 AM-8:30 AM Shower/Breakfast/Medications/Break 8:30 AM-9:00 AM Morning Meditation 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Chores 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Exercise/Walking 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Group /Individual Therapy/Case Work/See Physician 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch/Medications/ Break 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Chores/Work on Ranch/Chores/Laundry 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Quiet Time/Relaxation/ Write letters/ Break 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Dinner/ Break 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Group Therapy 8:00 PM-8:30 PM Letters to loved ones after 30 days/ Break 8:30 PM-9:00 PM Personal Time/Journaling/Break 9:00 PM In House 10:00 PM Lights Out

***All scheduled times and activities are subject to change based on need, example weather.

DEC Camp Legacy Rules are as follows:

Thou Shall Not:

  1. Bring any alcohol/drugs/drug paraphernalia on the property.

  2. Touch or steal any property that does not belong to you.

  3. Be out of the dorms between 10:00 PM and 6:30 AM.

  4. Put your hands on another resident.

  5. Go near or enter the staff housing area for any reason.

  6. Attempt to participate or cover up for another resident in breaking any of the rules.

  7. Leave property without direct permission from Program Director.

  8. Give less than 100% to your recovery.

  9. Be rude or disrespectful to staff or other residents.

  10. Maintain medication. All medications will be held by staff and dispensed at prescribed time.

  11. Smoke in the dorms at any time (only smoke in designated areas.)

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