Gold Star Teen Adventures enables healing, fosters enduring relationships, and develops character and leadership skills through adventure experiences to the surviving youth of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
This summer Gold Star Teen Adventures will hold the first Leadership Workshop. It will be held in the beautiful Island of Kauai, Hawaii. The purpose of this workshop is train mentors and junior mentors for our 2016 summer and fall adventures. Teens attending had to complete a rigorous and competitive application process and an interview with a 4 person panel. The week will include training focusing on leadership and mentorship skills. Attendees will work through a comprehensive syllabus of learning that will prepare them to assume mentor and junior mentor roles within GSTA. Participants will also experience the most incredible adventures the island (and world) has to offer. Adventures will include kayaking the Island’s northern Na Pali coastline. We will also head out on the Pacific Ocean for the Forbidden Island of Ni’ihau. Incredible wall dives, soaring lava formations, enormous caves, bountiful marine life and unlimited visibility, will make this a dive excursion of a lifetime. Finally, surfing, swimming at the beach, and learning more about themselves will make for an unbelievable week.