The Mighty Oaks Warrior journey begins with intensive peer based programs that utilize instructional sessions, camaraderie, and team building activities that are designed to challenge our Warriors to overcome their past experiences and move forward into a life of purpose. Our programs take place all across America on Military Bases, at our Outposts, and on rural ranch lodges. Each facility allows the Warriors to appreciate the peace of nature, and have an “un-plugged” experience while they focus on the challenges they face in completing the program.
The lodges where our Warriors stay are first-class, handicap-accessible facilities. The delicious meals served during each program will satisfy the hungriest Warrior! Along with the programs’ daily peer-based sessions come exciting opportunities to engage in a variety of recreational activities all designed to engage in the brotherhood aspect of the programs. The lodge’s amenities include washer & dryers, linens, toiletries, internet, and landline phone service.
- SkyRose Ranch – Paso Robles, California
- Blaylock Ranch – Junction, Texas
- Bull Run Warrior Retreat Center – Haymarket, Virginia
- The Wilds – Columbus, Ohio
LEGACY PROGRAM for MEN
Our six-day intensive peer to peer program serves as the catalyst to help Warriors discover the answers to the big questions in life. Challenges related to the struggles of daily military life, combat deployments and the symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) surface during these six days, and the Legacy Program for Men teaches how to fight through these challenges, which might have been limiting their personal success. Legacy’s confidential, open environment and the camaraderie participants experience in recreation trigger growth and recovery within the men. By discovering the truth about discipline, brotherhood, legacy, courage, honor, faith and family, men develop authentic character and learn to live a life of leadership. We equip our Warriors to fight through life’s challenges and discover the very purpose for their lives moving forward.
LEGACY PROGRAM for WOMEN
The Legacy Program for Women is a process of learning to become a Virtuous Woman – “The Proverbs 31” woman. This five-day retreat leads spouses and military women through a time of learning, exploration and growth with an aim to cultivate virtuous characteristics in a safe, open, nurturing environment. The goal is to give women a Biblical blueprint of womanhood, and target the key areas of their life (faith, marriage, mothering, health, service and finances) in order to challenge and grow them into who they were designed to be.
MILITARY RESILIENCY PROGRAMS
The United States Military is the most equipped fighting force in the world in terms of manpower and equipment. These brave men and women have provided a blanket of freedom for America and other nations of the world where we answered the call to fight for those who could not protect themselves. However, at times, that freedom comes at a cost resulting in combat stress or Post Traumatic Stress, Veteran suicides, and the divorce of our military families. We believe that resiliency is comprised of three pillars: mind, body and spirit. If properly equipped on the front end of conflict, our Warriors and families can have a true “Spiritual Resiliency” and a mindset that is preventative of the hardships we have seen far too many of our Warriors face.
To take an offensive role in the war against PTS, Veteran suicide & divorce, Mighty Oaks conducts training and conferences to the US Military for the following areas:
- Pre-Deployment Briefings for Warriors and Families
- Combat Resiliency Training Conferences
- Post Combat Reintegration Conferences
- Suicide Prevention Conferences
- Marriage Conferences
MARRIAGE ADVANCE: LOVE NEVER GIVES UP
We have partnered with Family Life (A Cru Ministry) in an effort to help couples grow and strengthen their marriages, to last their lifetime, after one or both have attended a Legacy Program. Family Life offers a unique program called Weekend to Remember. With a motto of Great Marriages Don’t Just Happen, couples are invited to attend so they can invest in one another strengthening their marriage and home by understanding God’s blueprint for marriage. The Weekend to Remember offers multiple sessions at 95 locations with select sessions geared toward a military family. To be eligible to attend this program at least one from the couple must have successfully completed either the Men’s or Women’s Legacy Program first. Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs will sponsor couples attending by covering the entire programs cost along with lodging during the scheduled dates of the session. The couple attending would only be responsible for their own travel to and from the location and meals. Please let us know your preferred location in the notes box when filling out our application.
The week spent at the Legacy Program is an incredible time, and for many it is marked by life changing decisions. At the moment of these decisions, our Warriors begin an exciting and potentially challenging journey. In addition to the other tools they are given, mentors come along side to help them live out those decisions. These mentors are equipped and passionate about ensuring the success of each program graduate.
"There's good and evil fighting inside of everybody and if you can see the positive, you can live an awesome life."
Mighty Oaks Legacy Program Alumni
"I witnessed warriors, hardened by their combat experiences, come to terms with their own brokenness and find healing in the redemptive powers of Jesus Christ. Their curriculum wastes no time beating around the bush and gets to the heart of the matter exploring the meaning of authentic manhood."
Victory Church, Assistant Pastor (Rochester, New York)
“The Mighty Oaks Team pulled together to help lift me up through dark times; I have chosen to dedicate my life to helping other veterans struggling with some of the same challenges I have had to face….”
USMC Veteran and Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs Speaker
"You are able to trust everyone around you without the fear of being judged. I was able to share something with this group that I've never shared with anyone my entire life. That in itself shows just how trusting and comfortable this environment is."
U.S. Army Veteran and Mighty Oaks Legacy Program Alumni