The Knights of Heroes premise of building relationships and offering character building experiences also extends to the moms of the campers. While the kids go to camp, the mothers are offered the opportunity to spend time with other women who have experienced a similar loss and are facing similar challenges in raising their children. It is a time for sharing, friendship, and laughter. They participate in planned activities such as horseback riding and white water rafting in addition to spending 'free time' with other moms and younger siblings. Participants stay at the same location creating an opportunity for relationships to grow. Knights of Heroes moms are a diverse group from all over the country, representing all branches of service and in all different stages of their journey. The friendships formed reach far beyond the week in Colorado.
The program is available to moms for their first two years.
First year moms attend the program with no responsibility and no cost. They take part in a structured program with some mandatory activities and some optional actitiies. We typically invite 4-6 new moms each year. An example schedule is as follows:
Saturday - arrival
Sunday - kids leave, group dinner and moms social
Monday - rafting
Tuesday - zoo tour
Wednesday - horseback riding
Thursday - Friday - free time
Saturday - farewell at camp
Sunday - departure
2nd Year Moms:
KOH covers airfare and lodging costs. There are no formally scheduled activities. If someone from the 2nd year moms group would like to create a schedule, book activities and organize gatherings, they are welcome to do so. 2nd year moms are responsible for covering the cost of any activities they take part in during the week (rafting, horseback riding etc.). There are no mandatory events or schedule to adhere to.