About

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.

“but…”

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

Founders

Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson

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

B.S. Psychology

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.

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

Our Blog

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Kylie here: Before I was a Mom, I was a Special Education Teacher for almost 11 years. I loved my job, and I loved my kids. I poured my heart and soul into my kids and their families. My job was also physically, mentally, emotionally,...

Alignment

Alignment

How do you turn a cruise ship around? Slowly. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Do you believe I can do this? “Yes, Lord.” Matthew 9:28 Insert any catchy comment about patience, perseverance, or faith, and the last 5 months have embodied all of them....

The Warriors Next Door

The Warriors Next Door

We want to discuss a topic near and dear to our hearts. This subject will contain a lot of transparency and vulnerability. However, do not be hesitant to ask us anything that it may stir inside you. Open discussion is the key to understanding. This past weekend our...

The Path Ahead

The Path Ahead

You know that feeling when everything is going right? You're operating at your highest potential. In your element. Your mind fires on all cylinders. The words come easy. At that moment, you can take on anything. You make plans. Think of the possibilities. Begin to do...

Retreat

Retreat

Woah. That was close. Tempted by our familiar devils. Many have asked, “So you’re selling your house. Now what?” We’ve been off the grid for over a week. Digging deep. Our house nearly in escrow. Appraisal, good to go. Inspection completed. But we left you in...

The Purge

The Purge

Kylie here, 3,000 square feet. Fully furnished. Closets and storage rooms filled. Garage outfitted with all the trimmings. Have you ever thought, "How did I accumulate so much stuff?" Better yet, "Why have I held onto this personalized bedazzled jean jacket in a size...

“Is Everything Okay?”

“Is Everything Okay?”

“Is everything okay?” We love this question. Since introducing our starting point, several friends have inquired about our well-being. To ease the tension: Nothing is wrong. We are great. Excited. Happy little family. Ready to grow into our potential. Going back to...

The Beginning Pt. 3

The Beginning Pt. 3

A little dab here. A tidbit there. Our time. Sprinkled about the floor like legos after a session with my young nephews. Complete disarray. We got swept up into a false narrative. Spread so thin that our lives were not our own. It was sneaky. One bite at a time,...

The Beginning Pt. 2

The Beginning Pt. 2

Chris here:I like to fix things. I’m a guy. It’s what I do. When my wife is upset, when my kiddos cry, when something isn’t quite right; I instinctively look for solutions. Many times before my emotions kick in.Sorry Love 🙂 So how do I guide my family through this...

The Beginning Pt. 1

The Beginning Pt. 1

Complacent. Stagnant. Sedentary. Mentally. Physically. Spiritually. Something has to change, but change is scary. We can’t begin to count the ways we’ve been convicted in the past few months. Maybe even years. Whether it’s reading a book, listening to a podcast,...

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