Imagine spending close to 270 days away from your family every year, under the constant pressure of grueling training and extended deployments, then suddenly returning home to family life. The transition is jarring and puts extraordinary stress on SEAL families. To help them reconnect, build fortitude and heal, the C4 Foundation created the F.R.O.G. Program (Families building Resilience through Optimism and Gratitude), a nature-based, neuroscience-backed solution that includes four categories.


SEALs reporting their visit to the C4 Ranch was meaningful
Feelings of optimism and gratitude improve significantly


SEALs saying they feel more connected to their families

The F.R.O.G. Program is conducted at the C4 Ranch, a private 560-acre sanctuary where SEAL families build fortitude against the stressors of the SEAL operator lifestyle. These decompression programs teach participants to practice mindfulness with optimism and gratitude. Integrating mind and body wellness, the F.R.O.G Program’s functional and rehabilitative exercises include sound therapy, neuromuscular massage, physical therapy, breathing classes, outdoor therapies, nutrition and more.

Natural beauty of the ranch

Between program activities, SEALs and their families can explore the natural beauty of the ranch. The views are breathtaking, and there’s plenty to do for the entire family, from hiking and fishing to getting acquainted with our wildlife and farm animals. When a child meets a barnyard rooster for the first time, you’ll remember the laughter, and the smiles, long after.

Reconnect at the C4 Ranch

The C4 Ranch is here for SEAL families before, during and after deployment. Whether you’re ready to register for the F.R.O.G. Program, or would just like to visit the ranch, this is the place to start.
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Neuroscience tells us that nature is the heart of healing, accelerating the healthy transition and decompression from combat to home by 10x. We rely solely on donations like yours to fund the C4 Foundation, C4 Ranch and our F.R.O.G. Program (Families building Resilience through Optimism and Gratitude).

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