Retreat for Recalibrated Veterans near Portland, ME

Travis Mills Foundation is a veteran retreat in the Belgrade lakes region of Maine, serving recalibrated veterans and their families. We help these heroic men and women overcome physical and emotional obstacles through various programs, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest. If you are located in the Portland, ME, area and are a recalibrated veteran, don’t hesitate to contact us.

SSG Travis Mills coined the term “recalibrated veteran” after losing portions of his limbs in an IED explosion while serving our country in Afghanistan. He was injured and healed; he didn’t want to be called a “wounded warrior” – his wounds had healed. Instead, he referred to himself as recalibrated. He adjusted to his new normal; he recalibrated.

Our Programs near Portland, ME

The Travis Mills Foundation provides veterans and their families with seven different programs, free of charge. Our programs were thoughtfully developed to match the needs of our veterans. Rehabilitation is a life-long process, and our family at Travis Mills Foundation understands that. 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 together and individually.


One of our most popular programs is for recalibrated veterans, their spouses or partners, children, or a guest. If you and your family come up from Portland, ME, to attend this program, we will ensure that the schedule is packed with adapted sports and activities to meet the needs of all. Participation in each activity 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, snowshoeing, and more!

two young boys sitting on their dads lap while their mom looks at them, all sitting on a boat on a lake


Our Warrior Progressive & Alternative Training for Helping Heroes is the first-ever program designed to cultivate and facilitate Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) in combat veterans and first responders. This program will assist these remarkable Warriors in transforming their deep struggle into profound strength and growth. The program starts with a 7-day in-person initiation followed by 90 days of training delivered by PATHH Guides, who have all completed the programs themselves.


The Recalibrate Program is one of our newer programs as of 2022 and capitalizes on a participant’s motivation after attending the Retreat. Our recalibrate program provides financial assistance, goal setting, and long-term follow-ups to ensure you stay on the right path. This program has provided everything from helping to pave a driveway, providing cleaning services, an electric bike to help a veteran get to work, and much more.

TMF Open To Portland, ME Veterans

Whether in Northern Maine or across the country, we welcome you to our facilities in the Belgrade Lakes region of Maine. We have seen time and time again our programs help recalibrate veterans and their families who are having a tough time adjusting. The Retreat offers our nation’s recalibrated veterans and their families a week-long, barrier-free, all-expenses-paid experience at its world-class Retreat in the Belgrade Lakes Region of Maine.