Boulder Crest Retreat: Families Reconnect and Heal at Christmastime

Boulder Crest Retreat: Families Reconnect and Heal at Christmastime


Similar to our other partner The Station Foundation, Boulder Crest is a retreat for families to heal and re-connect.

It is the first private wellness center in the country serving active-duty, reserve and National Guard personnel, veterans, and their family members. In its first 20 months of operation, The Boulder Crest Retreat has hosted more than 1000 guests for a combination of structured therapeutic retreat programs and family rest and reconnection (R&R) stays. These family stays and retreat programs facilitate delivery of combat-related stress recovery programs to the population(s) we serve, free of charge.

Boulder Crest Retreat is the vision of Ken Falke and his wife Julia. Ken was seriously wounded in 1989 while serving as a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician and Master Chief Petty Officer.

In 2014, TDF committed $10,500 for 6 families to attend for a week. Here is the profile of one of those families:

Sergeant in the Marine Corps that served 3 tours collectively, two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. His service was cut short during his third tour when he was blown up by a roadside bomb. He suffered a TBI, fractured neck, hearing loss, and shrapnel wounds to his side, and is still currently dealing with PTSD, and seizures. His wife is his full time caregiver, and will be accompanying him to the retreat with their 8 year old son, 6 year old daughter, his sister and brother in law, and 9 year old niece. They will all be with us over Christmas, and the Marine Sargent/Veteran and his wife will be celebrating their wedding anniversary on the 30th during their stay!