annual summer camp

1st - 3rd year program

For the first three years, campers are paired up with another camper, their same age, and these two campers are paired with a mentor.  The two campers and their mentor take part in exciting, outdoor adventure activities such as white water rafting, shooting, archery, rock climbing, high and low ropes course, horseback riding, water skiing, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, hiking and much more. 


Our goal is to push our kids outside of their comfort zone and teach them to be boundless, overcoming their self-imposed limitations.  Succumbing to fear and allowing it to govern our lives limits potential.  It is our hope that children who attend KOH will learn that the only limits they have, are the limits they place on themselves. 


We also teach them that their loss is tragic, but, it should not define who they are and it should not create a sense of entitlement. This summer camp program is a source of spiritual renewal for campers and mentors.

KOH campers
KOH campers on a mountain peak

high adventure program

After three years at KOH, campers are moved into the high adventure program.


This program focuses on building leadership skills, teamwork, and self-reliance.  Groups of 5-7 campers and 2-3 mentors spend up to 4 nights on back country excursions.  The campers must purify their water, cook for themselves, and carry everything they need while hiking up to 10 miles per day. 


The groups will remain together until the kids graduate from the program at the age of 18.  The pinnacle event at KOH is the graduation summer, where campers complete the iconic 4-pass loop in Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. 

Moms and younger siblings program

1st year moms

The program is available to the moms for the first two years.


The Knights of Heroes premise of building relationships and offering character building experiences also extends to the moms and younger siblings. 


While the kids are at camp, the mothers are offered the opportunity to spend time with other women who have experienced a similar loss and are facing similar challenges 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 services and in different stages of their journey.  The friendships formed reach beyond the week they spend in Colorado.


Moms


2ND YEAR MOMS


KOH covers airfare and lodging costs. There are no formally scheduled activities. One group leader will facilitate optional events for the group. Second 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 schedules to adhere to. 

A group of moms and siblings
A KOH member horseback riding
Cohort of moms and siblings at Manitou Springs

Saturday

Arrive in Colorado




WEDNESDAY

Horseback Riding

SUNDAY

Kids leave for camp,

group dinner/social hour



THURSDAY

Zoo Tour

MONDAY

Whitewater Rafting




SATURDAY

Farewell at the camp


TUESDAY

Zoo Tour




SUNDAY

Depart Colorado

KOH Logo

Dawn's story

koh makes an impact

Many thanks to you and the Knights of Heroes staff. Blake had an amazing time and benefited tremendously from the experience. He hasn't stopped talking about it since we left!. Caitlin and I both enjoyed ourselves as well. The opportunity to spend time with other surviving spouses was fun, as well as emotionally beneficial. It's a comfort to know we are not all alone in our life without our husbands. We are sincerely grateful for the opportunity you gave us all; your effort, generosity, and kindness have been a tremendous blessing to us. Thank you for all you did, as well as the support of the wives that helped make it possible.


Dawn

Ontario, California


Read more KOH testimonials