We believe that by bringing together youth in environments where they can have fun and develop relationships amongst mentors and other Gold Star youth, we afford them the opportunity to interact with others that have experienced similar emotional trauma.
We are committed to providing quality and enduring mentorship to Gold Star Youth. All camps have qualified and screened mentors composed of active and retired special operations service members, military academy students, Gold Star Adults, and patriots from the community. The purpose of our mentors is to coach, teach, and act as healthy role models.
The themes of leadership and character development are especially important in our outdoor and scuba adventures. Gold Star high school sophomores, juniors and seniors will have the unique chance to not only learn about leadership styles and applications, but put these behaviors in action through collaborative team experiences working with peers.
We believe that each of these children are very uniquely wired given their pedigree and that adventure is likely a big part of who they are. Unfortunately with the loss of a parent, these youth may not get the same experiences that they would have. We want them to have very unique, safe, and professional opportunities to challenge themselves