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We are entering a period of transition at KOH. Over the next 4 years we will be transitioning all of our programs to focus on at risk youth in Colorado. With the end of combat operations overseas, we have seen a dramatic reduction in the number of new families applying to the program. At the same time, we have seen a need within the local community for outdoor programs for children living in foster homes. Gold Star children already enrolled in KOH will continue to enjoy the same great programs until they "graduate" from our traditional program.
KOH will continue to offer our traditional summer camp for Gold Star children already enrolled in KOH. We anticipate the final summer camp to be held in 2026. During the summer camp, kids take part in numerous outdoor programs to include high and low ropes course, archery, shooting, white water rafting, backpacking, mountain biking and much more. Our graduates are invited to attend and serve on the KOH staff.
From accomplishing projects on the KOH campus to enjoying time on the ropes course, we do everything from mountain biking and hiking to keep our community engaged throughout the year. KOH families and graduates are invited to attend our Fall and Spring retreats.
In 2018, KOH began hosting day and overnight trips for children from group homes in Colorado Springs. There is a tremendous shortfall in opportunities for these kids and we feel like KOH has the perfect facility to host events for these children. KOH graduates serving as interns at the camp from May through August have been planning and executing these events. As we expand this service, we anticipate bringing on a paid staff to live at the camp each summer to expand this program.