Gold Star Kids Camp
These ten-day, wilderness-based camps are held at The Station Foundation's facility outside of Bozeman and are, we believe, virtually unique in the non-profit world. Each Gold Star Kid (typically 9-14 years old) is paired with a service member who actually served with the child's fallen parent, and has volunteered as a mentor to give the child rare insight into their parent's life and values. In years following acceptance into the program, the child has the option to attend leadership training workshops, summer internships, and to receive ongoing counseling, which are all designed to help the child get into college and be successful in their studies and beyond. Due to the intensive and long-term nature of this unique program, the cost is $50,000 for 10 kids and 10 adults--but SOC-F believes that the lifelong benefits to a Gold Star Kid are well worth it.