Revitalization Retreats (RR) are the flagship program at CKFF and are directly inspired by the personal experience of Chris and Taya Kyle. RRs represent a unique opportunity for military and first responder couples to downshift from the intensity of mission-focused life of service and reconnect with a weekend all to themselves. Revitalization Retreats range from quiet countryside weekends to rock star events. CKFF’s goal is to provide married military, veteran, and first responder couples with one-on-one time to enrich their relationship and remember what they love about each other.
Chris Kyle Frog Foundation accepts nominations on a rolling basis. Military, Veteran and First Responder members or their spouses can nominate; or a nomination can be put forth on behalf of a married service couple.
All applicants will receive notice of their status via email no later than eight weeks after submitting.
What We Do
Selected couples are welcomed to the CKFF Family with a personal phone call or a meaningful experience designed to make the couple feel appreciated and supported. They are then assigned a CKFF concierge who will plan each aspect of the RR with the couple’s input and feedback.
For the Retreat, the Foundation will plan and fund all transportation, accommodations, meals, predetermined activities and experiences, entertainment, child care
Before the Revitalization Retreat, couples are paired with a licensed professional counselor who provides 2 coaching sessions focused around the StrengthsFinder assessment designed to build stronger team functioning through identifying strengths and reducing conflict. After the retreat couples have an additional 3 sessions available. Once the 5-sesssion series is completed, couples will be referred to an additional resource as needed.
Upon return, couples are also welcomed to the CKFF Alumni cohort, which includes continued contact and participation with CKFF as well as a private Facebook group open only to CKFF Alumni.
What We Ask of Nominees
Couples are nominated or can apply. They must be available for interview and all information will be verified via independent means. Awarded couples will provide written acknowledgments to donors and will engage in an appropriate storytelling campaign. All couples must agree to have a dang good time. Here’s a quick glimpse back at some of our past couples.