Credo

Location and Hours

  Bldg. 67, 2nd Deck, Camp Lejeune

  910.451.8792

  910.449.8294

  Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 3:30PM


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Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)

CREDO provides an assortment of opportunities to sea service personnel and their families. CREDO's goal is to help enrich and strengthen people’s lives. Join the many who have reaped significant benefits from attending a CREDO retreat.

CREDO provides a FREE weekend away within a positive, safe, and supportive environment to:

  • Receive a greater understanding about life and yourself
  • Increase trust and self confidence
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Gain a clearer perspective about others
  • Experience personal and spiritual growth
  • Strengthen marriages
  • Resolve personal skills
  • Learn to handle anger more constructively
  • Improve communication skills
  • Establish new friendships
  • Have fun
  • Relax

Marriage Weekend Retreat

The Marriage Retreats utilize the PREP, PAIRS, Gottman, and iRelate teaching platforms, which are research based curriculums designed to help couples learn essential skills for enhanced communication, self-worth, empathy, emotional expression, and healthy conflict resolution that are proven to enrich longevity, and relationship satisfaction. Over the course of an intensive weekend, couples will have an opportunity to put the training into practice, as well as having plenty of one-on-one time with each other. CREDO programs are traditionally 48 hours in length held on Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. The retreats are free to those who attend. All events require advance registration. Space is limited.

Personal Growth Retreats

PGR’s are 1-2 day retreats utilizing group interaction and discussions where participants are able to identify issues and problems affecting them so they can self-reflect on ways to improve professionally and personally. This reflection allows for the process of change to occur and helps to facilitate character development. This event uses various multi-media clips and small group discussion to help facilitate a deeper understanding of self and interaction with others.

Family Resiliency Weekend

This relationship enriching event for the family is designed to assist couples in fostering a positive parenting mind-set. Participants on the retreat will find a wealth of practical ideas and tips on parenting issues and practices. Key parenting principles will be discussed along with suggestions on how to balance time between work and home. This retreat is for the whole family. Children must be ages 5 and older in order to attend, due to nature of the retreat experience.

One-Day Marriage Enrichment Workshop

One-Day workshops provide many of the same benefits as the weekend retreats, just in a condensed presentation to allow busy couples who may not be able to get away for a weekend an opportunity to tune up their marriage. One-Day workshops may cover specific topics, or books proven to increase marital satisfaction, and improve marriage longevity.

safeTALK

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don't truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Who can attend?

Active duty, retired and Reserve Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard personnel, DoD civilian employees, as well as family members with appropriate ID cards, 18 years or older, are eligible to attend.