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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.

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GSTA Leadership Workshop - Kauai, HI

kauaiThis 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. 

GSTA 2016 Event Dates

1. GSTA’s Leadership Workshop in Kauai, HI on June 11th – June 17th, 2016
2. GSTA’s Basic Open Water Scuba in Key Largo, FL on June 29th – July 5th, 2016
3. GSTA’s Advanced Scuba in Ambergris Caye, Belize on July 23rd – July 29th, 2016
4. GSTA’s Advanced Leadership in San Ignacio, Belize on July 29th – Aug. 5th, 2016
5. GSTA Girl’s Retreat:  Sept. 22nd – 25th, 2016
6. GSTA’s White Tail Deer Hunt: Nov. 3rd – 6th, 2016
7. GSTA’s 4th Annual Freedom Challenge, Key Largo, FL on Nov. 12th, 2016