Roto 0 will be Camp Aftermath's first official deployment to Costa Rica in winter 2019. Dr. John Whelan, Camp Aftermath's mental health expert, will accompany the participants throughout this trip.
During this 14 day itinerary, five military veterans and first responders afflicted with PTSD will rediscover their sense of purpose by helping others. Acts of volunteerism will include environmental conservation and animal care. Along with volunteerism, participants will engage in other proven types of healing activities such as yoga, meditation, physical activities, and group therapy led by Dr. Whelan. Furthermore, participants will be encouraged to become involved in volunteerism within their respective communities before coming back to Canada to ensure that this newly rediscovered sense of purpose is sustained and its effects long-lasting.