The Chaplain's Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) is a premier, preventive, transformational program sponsored by the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) through the Navy Chief of Chaplains. CREDO Marine Corps West, Spiritual Fitness Centers, which includes CREDO sites at Camp Pendleton and MCAGCC Twenty-nine Palms, is a region program, under Commander Marine Forces Pacific (COMARFORPAC). CREDO MCW SFC also provides support for Marines, Sailors, DOD civilians, retirees and their family members at Barstow, Bridgeport, Fallon, Miramar, San Diego, Yuma & all Marine Corps activities west of the Mississippi.

C.R.E.D.O. Retreats

Personalized command retreats are available upon request. Please call us for more information.


Personal Growth Retreat (PGR)

The cornerstone of CREDO is the Personal Growth Retreat (PGR). The PGR is a 48-hour retreat that utilizes small and large groups to build trust in a community setting. The community sets into motion the conditions and personal attributes that promote well-being in people. From well-being they are able to:

  • Gain insights into their relationship with God, themselves, and other people.
  • Stop blaming others and take responsibility for their lives.
  • Become willing to change and grow.
  • Respect themselves and others.
  • Become functional.

Family Night (FN) NEW!!!

This is a great support network for people who have been on a Personal Growth Retreat to come together and reflect on their personal experiences.

  • Call for schedule of meeting time.
  • Located at CREDO Camp Pendleton and 29 Palms offices
  • Call for more insight to this new program

Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER)

In CREDO's continuing efforts to enrich lives, we offer a 48-hour Marriage Enrichment Retreat, located at scenic retreat sites. Nested in the beautiful California hills, these retreats offer couples the opportunity to relax and stroll among firs, redwoods, pines, etc. This is an ideal setting for a romantic get-away.

Marriage Enrichment makes good marriages better, happier, and more satisfying than they are already. Rather than adding new components to the relationship, Marriage Enrichment draws out hidden potentials that a husband and wife possess, but which they have never developed.Couples gain from Marriage Enrichment a new understanding and insight into themselves, their spouses, and their relationships. They also gain new skills and tools for clear and positive communicating.Through enrichment events, couples gain motivation and encouragement for bettering their marriage relationship.


Care for the Care-giver Retreat

This two-day retreat is designed for our caregivers (those individuals who are helping others). It's a time to relax, renew, recover, and restore.


Spiritual Growth Retreat (SGR)

The SGR is a 48-hour retreat. It's designed to assist participants in the pursuit of a more mature relationship with God and a meaningful experience of faith.


Returning Marine Warrior Transition

This two-day experience is designed to say thanks and give you an opportunity to think and talk about your experiences; where you have been, where you are now, and where you want to be in the future. Take time away so you can tell your story, understand why things are happening the way they are, and think about your future.


Unit Team Building Workshop (UTB)

The UTB (8-hour) is a leadership and unit resource using the Myers-Briggs Type indicator. This day-long workshop demonstrates how units can maximize effectiveness with a more thorough knowledge of each unit member. Learn how efficient use of differing personality types can compliment and strengthen your unit/command.

For more information call (928) 269-2371