Gold Star Teen Adventures provides unique year round outdoor adventure programs for the surviving youth of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The purpose of the program is to provide healing, mentorship, leadership development, and unique and challenging adventure opportunities. The program serves youth of all branches of military service, law enforcement and other designated first responders, and designated government agencies.
Gold Star Teen Adventures provides year round adventure opportunities for the children of fallen military members, first responders, and from our nation’s intelligence community who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The purpose of the program is to instill a sense of patriotism, provide healing, mentorship, character and leadership development, and opportunity.
Kent Solheim, a special operations service member was very seriously wounded in combat in Iraq in 2007 ultimately losing his right leg. Kent’s experiences on his road to recovery inspired the creation of Gold Star Teen Adventures. Kent, a father of two, realized that if he had not made it home, he would have still wanted his children to know the brotherhood of the special operations community that he had grown to love, and to share in the adventures that his career had permitted him to do. Additionally, Kent realized that he experienced emotional healing when he was able to spend time with others that had endured similar trauma in their lives.
Gold Star Teen Adventures was created to provide an environment where Gold Star children can come together and be a part of new and exciting experiences with others who have shared a similar journey. Gold Star Teen Adventures is built on the pillars of character and leadership development, mentorship, opportunity and healing. Gold Star Teen Adventures is committed to serving and honoring this community of people that have sacrificed so much.