CREDO is the acronym for the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation, A Chief of Navy Chaplains sponsored relationship enrichment program established in 1971 to help improve job performance and enhance quality of life for active-duty service members and their families. Each year CREDO hosts family retreats and spiritual growth retreats for individuals to develop their religious beliefs as well as marriage retreats for couples to explore positive ways to grow their marriage.
For Pre-registration; Call 202.404.8831
ALL CREDO retreats are open to…
- ALL active duty military
- Immediate family members of active duty military
- Reserve components in an active status.
ALL retreats are FREE including room and meals. Childcare is NOT provided.
Personal Resiliency Retreat (PRR)
Participants often describe PRRs as a positive “turning point” in their lives. PRRs provide a safe-space and a proven opportunity for self-reflection and development of new personal and spiritual viewpoints on life issues. This retreat is not designed to fix or diagnose problems: rather it is an opportunity for participants to find hope and healing through the sharing of their story in a supportive community process.
The PPR is located at the Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21042.
Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER)
MERs focus on deepening a married couple’s commitment and self-understanding of each other while ensuring space for individual couple time. Couples are responsible for setting up their own childcare. MERs help enrich marriages and are not a substitute for marital or individual counseling.
The MER is located at the Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21042.
April 07-09, 2017
May 12-14, 2017
June 16-18, 2017 (PAIRS)
July 14-16, 2017
August 11-13, 2017 (PAIRS)
The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) is a premarital/marital educational program developed by researchers at the University of Denver. PREP teaches effective communication and problem-solving skills, and encourages couples to learn to support each other and to engage in mutual forgiveness.
PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills) is a time tested program in which couples learn to “sustain healthy, loving relationships through life’s natural passages, transitions and the common challenges, obstacles, and roadblocks that face couples and families across the globe.”
MBTI and Change:
MBTI and Change – Geared for all DOD card holders, this two day workshop deals with the stresses that are part of everyday life. Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), participants will focus on the ways to thrive through change of all kinds, from moves, deployment and reintegration, to career changes. This workshop is geared for singles, adults, and families (children should be 9th grade or higher) looking to make the most of the ever changing world and their response to that change.CREDO OFFICE:
220 Brookley Avenue, building 4
Joint Base Anacostia Bolling
Washington D.C. 20032