Our Retreat

The Travis Mills Foundation chose Maine for many reasons. There is an abundance of lakes, wildlife, and fresh air which provide peace and tranquility for veteran families that attend the retreat. Making it a perfect environment for families to reconnect. 

The Mills family has close ties to the state of Maine -- Kelsey is a Maine native. With Maine placed as the third highest per capita veteran population in the United States, they knew Maine was the right fit for the retreat.

 
 

 

Our Programs

  • Yoga

  • Archery

  • Kayaking

  • Canoeing

  • Boating

  • Fly Fishing

  • Bass Fishing

  • Guided Fishing Trips

  • Pottery

  • Painting

  • Culinary Arts (Cooking Courses, Baking)

  • Guest Chefs

  • Martial Arts (Self Defense)

  • Challenge Ropes Course

  • Cycling

  • Horseback Riding

  • Shooting Sports

  • Hiking

  • Golfing

  • Massage therapy

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Our History

 

The former estate of Elizabeth Arden is built

1929

January 2006
Travis joins the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army

Travis joins the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army

June 21, 2008
Travis and Kelsey get Married

Travis and Kelsey get Married

April 10, 2012

Travis is injured

April 17: Travis goes to Walter Reed

June: Travis walks for the first time

September: Travis walks a 5K in New York City in honor of 9/11

2013

Concept Inception

Spring: Travis goes downhill mountain biking in Crested Butte, CO.

August: Travis and Kelsey hold the first proof of concept in Maine.

September: Travis and Kelsey start the Travis Mills Foundation

November 27: After 19 months in the hospital, Travis and his family leave Walter Reed.

2014
Travis and Kelsey start the Travis Mills Foundation

Travis Mills Foundation

June: Travis and Kelsey start the Travis Mills Foundation.

July: Travis and Kelsey hold second proof of concept in Maine.

2015
Travis Mills Foundation purchases the former Elizabeth Arden Estate

Property Purchased

February 27: Travis Mills Foundation purchases the former Elizabeth Arden Estate.

June 9: Travis Mills Foundation Veteran Family Retreat groundbreaking.

2016
Renovations continue on the Travis Mills Foundation Veteran Family Retreat

Renovations continue on the Travis Mills Foundation Veteran Family Retreat.

2017
Grand Opening

Grand Opening

June 25: Grand Opening of the Travis Mills Foundation Veteran Family Retreat.

July 2 - August 29: Inaugural Summer Family Sessions.

October 22 - November 10: Extended Inaugural Family Sessions.

December 13 - 17: Foundation hosts Veteran Families from Houston & Florida impacted by Hurricane Harvey & Hurricane Irma.

2018
The Travis Mills Foundation hosts 16 weeks of programmin

The Travis Mills Foundation hosts 16 weeks of programming

2019
The Travis Mills Foundation hosts 24 weeks of programming

The Travis Mills Foundation hosts 24 weeks of programming.

2020
The Travis Mills Foundation hosts 32 weeks of programming

The Travis Mills Foundation hosts 32 weeks of programming.

 
 

Visit Us

We invite you to visit our community open house events. Open houses are free to the public. We will post on our website, and facebook pages about upcoming events.

Open houses include tours with our volunteers, meet and greet with Travis, and information about volunteer opportunities. 

While veteran families are in attendance, our facility is closed to the public. 

If you would like to speak with someone, our office is located at 747 Western Avenue, Manchester, ME. 04351


Hours of operation:

Monday- Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

 
 
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