The Veterans Wooden Boat Workshop



The Veterans Wooden Boat Workshop is dedicated to the well-being of Veterans and Community through purpose, dignity, and respect. The vision of the Veterans Wooden Boat Workshop is a nationally recognized organization, that is steadfast on the reintegration of Veterans, inspiring selfless service and community involvement.


Founded by Veterans located in New York's Hudson Valley, they are dedicated to bringing much-needed programs into the area. This project is coordinated and led by Veteran volunteers and community leaders who donate their time and experience to help struggling Veterans reintegrate. The Catskills are home to over 12,000 veterans and their family members. While veterans do have some access to programs that assist in homelessness, substance abuse, employment, and other basic needs, there is a serious gap regarding the veteran's psychological well being. This Workshop is a program that integrates cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and access to support professionals to help Veterans successfully reintegrate into society as well teaching a viable skill in woodworking and watercraft.


Tickets are now on sale for a chance to own a handcrafter kayak built by local veterans from the Veterans Wooden Boat Worshop & The Riverport Wooden Boat School. Visit the event page to purchase your tickets today, or please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to 686 Watson Hollow Road, West Shokan, NY 12494.


For more information on The Veterans Wooden Boat Workshop, please visit

Get Ready to Register!


Posted by: Holly Downie

Posted on: 03/28/2017 - 8:29pm


Hello Everyone! Thank you for your continued support in keeping Shawn's memory alive. Registration for the 4th Annual Bad Bass Fishing Tournament and 2nd Annual Poker Run will open on April first. Keep your eyes open for any updates here in the blog! Also coming up is the Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell II Memorial Concert for Wounded Vets at Roundout Valley High School! Lets get ready to Rock and Roll for a good cause!



Posted by: Holly Downie

Posted on: 03/12/2016 - 10:50pm


Welcome to the Re-Launch of The Sgt. Shawn Farrell Memorial Scholarship Fund website!


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