Veterans: Explore Programs Offered at our Beautiful Veterans’ Retreat in Central Maine

The Travis Mills Foundation offers seven distinct programs for veterans and their families, all at no cost to them. Each program was carefully and thoughtfully developed in response to the needs of our veterans. Rehabilitation is a life-long process and the needs of these veterans and their families vary as they navigate through those phases. It is an honor to provide life-changing opportunities for our veterans and their families to grow and find strength in themselves and together.

Apply for Our Programs

Use the links below to find applications for our programs online.

Family Program

The Family Program is for the recalibrated veteran, spouse, and children, or a guest. The schedule is packed with adapted sports and activities to meet the needs of all. However, participation is not required; families are welcome to use the time to rest and relax. Family programming is offered year-round, including kayaking, zoo visits, wheelchair basketball, archery, dog sledding, ice fishing, snow shoeing and more.

Warrior PATHH

Progressive & Alternative Training for Helping Heroes is funded by a grant from the Avalon Action Alliance to teach combat veterans and first responders how to “struggle well” and achieve post-traumatic growth. This program is offered monthly, the first 7 days are held at the Retreat; the remaining 3 months are delivered virtually with check ins.

Caregiver Program

TMF provides programming designed specifically for caregivers of recalibrated veterans to encourage self-care, rest, relaxation and bonding with others in relatable situations. These include spouses, partners, parents and even siblings.

Recalibrate Program

The Recalibrate Program – new in 2022 – capitalizes on a participant’s motivation after attending the Retreat by providing financial assistance, goal setting, and long-term follow up. This program has provided everything from helping to pave a driveway, provide in-home cleaning services, a computer to help with a home business, an electric bike to help a veteran stay healthy by safely riding to work, and helped with moving expenses for someone that needed a healthier environment.

Ambassador Program

In our Ambassador program, recalibrated veterans who have attended a program at our Retreat are selected and trained to represent TMF at various events across the country. It is a way for our participants to continue to be more involved with the organization, give back, and share their story of the impact TMF has had on them. In 2022, we welcomed our third class of ambassadors.

Virtual Program

Virtual programming was developed in response to the pandemic. This type of programming continues because we recognized that interacting with others without the hassle of travel and missing activities, school and work is better for some families. We send families boxes of supplies and then they spend part of their weekend with us virtually, using those supplies for various activities from arts and crafts to yoga or a cooking class.

Offsite Program

The Foundation, in partnership with the Georgia Aquarium, brings recalibrated veterans to swim with the gentle giants of the sea and dive with sharks. The Foundation also hosts dinners and events based on the location of participants and other programs with partner organizations.