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GSTA Special Operations Adventure 2017

This year Gold Star Teen Adventures will be holding our first annual Special Operations Adventure at the Altair Training Facility in Immokalee, Florida. This week is going to be filled with action and will include a shooting day, an infiltration techniques day, a medical training day, and a day of advanced paintball on a giant Urban Terrain complex.

On our shooting day, Gold Star teens learn how to shoot AR-15 rifles, pistols, and sniper systems on a two-mile shooting range! In typical GSTA fashion, the day will end with a shooting competition.

During our infiltration techniques day, Gold Star teens will conduct land navigation exercises with map and compass, will receive instruction and ride All Terrain Vehicles, will rappel, and will fly in a helicopter.

On our medical training day, Gold Star teens will learn how to conduct advanced first aid on a patient, and will put those skills to the test later in the day after receiving a mission.

On the advanced paintball day, Gold Star teens will kit up and hit the Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) site and attempt to capture the flag!

The week will culminate with a visit to Naples, Florida, for some airboat rides on the Florida Everglades, a visit to the beach, and some shopping.

Of course, We will always find time for campfires, games, and reconnecting with our GSTA family.




Teen will fly to Fort Meyers, FL on July 27th and will return home Aug. 2nd.

  • Must have attended the GSTA Basic Outdoor Adventure)
  • Must be USSOCOM Gold Star Youth (qualify for Special Operations Warrior Foundation Scholarship)
  • Must have attended the GSTA Basic Leadership Adventure
  • Must be 13 years of age
  • Must be physically capable- This will be a challenging camp with a challenge rating of 7 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most challenging. This is a physical challenge rating tool. All adventure activities will be taught and supervised by qualified professional instructors.