*R&R Weekend-Guests arrive in Fredericksburg Friday afternoon, check into their housing and meet for dinner and fellowship. They are provided with information about what’s going on in Fredericksburg and the surrounding area that weekend. Everyone receives “Goodie Bags” full of snacks, a devotional and tickets to the Nimitz Museum. Those staying at cabins also receive their breakfast items (only the hotels provide breakfast). Guests are on their own to do as they please until lunch and later, dinner at a church Saturday evening. Some guests attend local churches Sunday prior to returning home.
*Retreats-These are over a weekend also but more structured as the chaplain holds classes focused on recognizing potential problems and how to avoid them, communication, etc. All meals are provided during a retreat. In addition, there is usually entertainment Saturday evening and drawings for gifts. Sunday morning the chaplain holds an optional worship service.
*Day Events-A day event can be anything from a fishing tournament to a day at the spa or hiking Enchanted Rock. These events are designed to meet specific needs as they are identified, i.e., a spa day for care providers who need to be pampered for a change.
*Rejuvenation-There are times when a warrior or spouse is so stressed they are reaching their breaking point. There are also times the entire family needs a quiet time to determine how to better relate to each other. When the Command or Chaplain recognizes these situations and counseling, etc. have not eliminated the problems they call WWAN, explain the situation and the Ministry arranges an expense paid getaway in Fredericksburg. This allows the couple or family the opportunity to decompress in a stress free environment and focus on each other and on issues that are putting strain on their relationships for a change.