What We Do
“We love to camp…”
Camping is nostalgic. The reminder of youthful days in the woods. A recall to impressive nights around a crackling campfire. Camping is also transformative. An activity that refreshes our souls and revives our spirits. A simple reminder that we are a part of something larger than ourselves.
Your time has been stretched to its limit. Your energy has been depleted by daily stressors. You no longer have the capacity to research, plan, and choreograph a memorable and rejuvenating adventure in the woods.
Let’s get rid of the “but”
Revival Recreation makes it happen. No stress. No hassles. We believe time spent in the woods is what the world needs and we want to revive a love of camping in your life.
Revival at its core
We Strive To…
“Build a relationship between our clients and the outdoors”
What better way to build that relationship than by sleeping under the stars, beneath the tall trees, or along the riverbanks with nothing but a clean-crafted piece of canvas over your head?
The outdoors has a remarkable ability to provoke positive change in our lives. All we have to do is show up and participate in it’s simple nature.
We Aim To…
“Cultivate Participants, not Spectators”
“A crucial distinction because participants tend to become passionate and protective and spectators tend to become indifferent.” ~ Jerry Dennis from THE RIVER HOME
When we participate we invest into something that is bigger than ourselves. It’s a service, a way to return the gift given to us when we take part in outdoor recreation.
We Believe In…
“Service as a way of life”
Revival Recreation serves our clients, our communities, and each other. Service is a core principle imbedded deep in our roots. It gives us purpose and a pathway to relationship.
“…but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13b ESV
Owner & Co Founder
Visionary and passionate advocate for therapeutic outdoor recreation experiences
Chris is a highly-decorated, 5-time combat veteran and outdoor enthusiast. After leading teams in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, Chris was retired from service and began to study the psychological effects of outdoor recreation on the human mind.
Noticing a significant positive correlation in research and a tangible change in his own life as a result of being a part of nature; Chris began volunteering with organizations that specialize in administering therapeutic recreation. Fly fishing, alpine sports, and equine therapy all supported his philosophy that real change can occur if time is well-spent in the outdoors.
Education & Experience
Graduate Certification • Outdoor Adventure Management
AACC Certified • Wellness & Leadership Coach
Graduate • Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV)
Ambassador • Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
Alumni • Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation
Finisher • 4th Musketeer Kentucky XCC, 2019
Kylie Jackson, M.S.
Owner & Co Founder
Educator and spirit-filled ambassador for individuals with special needs
At the age of 15, Kylie discovered she had a heart and gift to work with individuals with special needs. Her passion led her to become a licensed Elementary Teacher and Special Education Behavior Specialist. After working in the school system for eleven (11) years, she noticed tangible differences in the lives of her students when she implemented non-traditional approaches outside of the four walls of the classroom. Wanting to make a more significant impact in their lives, she started to explore ways to affect positive changes through the use of outdoor recreation.
Education & Experience
B.S. Elementary & Special Education
M.S. Special Education
High School Girls Basketball Assistant Coach
High School Girls Lacrosse Assistant Coach
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