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Knights of Heroes Foundation

Rating: 4.99 stars   145 reviews 4,775

Address:

20260 True Vista Cir Monument CO 80132 USA

Mission:

Knights of Heroes empowers children who have lost their fathers during military service by providing positive adult mentorship, character development, and lasting friendships forged during an annual wilderness adventure camp. KOH hosts families with common losses allowing them to share experiences and build relationships while increasing public awareness and ensuring that families with losses are not forgotten with the passage of time.

Target demographics:

The Knights of Heroes program is available to boys and girls who have lost their fathers in miilitary service. It is important that these children share a common bond, so the following eligibility criteria have been established:Father was Active Duty, Reserve or National GuardFather was the legal guardian of the child applying for campMother is not remarried at the start of the child's first year at campMinimum age - children must be 11 years old or have completed the 5th grade

Direct beneficiaries per year:

100

Geographic areas served:

Participants come from all over the world

Programs:

child services, mentorship, friendship, counseling

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a terrific non-profit. Its whole purpose is to teach kids how to grow up and become productive adults in today's society. It offers them a one week camp where their limits are pushed doing activities some of them have only read about (ie white water rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc) These kids father's made the ultimate sacrifice in service to ur nation. We owe it to them to ensure their children maintain the right path.

 
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This was my first year as a mentor and it has changed my life. It was one of the most impactful weeks in my life. I worked with some of most extraordinary men that significantly care about these boys. In addition, I was able to achieve some personal goals of mine like rock climbing. I will be back next year!

 
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Confidence. Self esteem. Friendships. Mentorship. Memories. There is an endless list of ways Knights of Heroes camp has positively impacted my sons. Camp ended over a week ago but I am still hearing about my son's amazing experiences!

 
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Both of my children attend Knights of Heroes as campers. This was their 9th year with the program, and they continue to benefit from it and the LOVE it! The camp connects them with other kids who have experienced a similar loss, and it provides them consistent mentoring year after year. While no one or group can take the place of their father, Knights of Heroes has filled a part of that void for both of my kids, and it wonderful way to show them there are so many Americans who recognize their loss and are trying help. I am so blessed and thankful to have the KOH volunteers as a part of our lives!

 
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My son, Blake, has attended the camp twice now and the impact is unbelievable! He is 10-years-old and at a point where he is growing into a man. Knights of Heroes has helped teach him things I could never have done alone, and the friendships he has made with other children of fallen service members will last his entire life. The influence on him has been profound, and he will tell you it's the most meaningful thing he has ever been a part of, as well as the most fun! The camp is a huge blessing to our family, and we are thankful they continue to make a difference in the lives of these young boys.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my son, as well as the other boys who have attended the camp.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have a better appreciation for all these volunteers do for my son and my family!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching my son experience things that I am unable to provide him.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

generous, tireless, and loved working with the boys!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a difference in the lives of other boys who have lost their dads.

Ways to make it better...

There is nothing I would change about my experience with this organizaion.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Providing the camp to as many boys as possible, but being limited by funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the camp is the best thing that has happened to my son since his father was killed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered as a mentor with Knights of Heroes for three of the last four years. Each time I am more impressed with the level of positive impact the camp has on both kids and mentors. The young men I worked with were consistently challenged at a level that most of high school age don't often see. They all invested in the mental and emotional challenges as well and an obvious impact could be seen in a short time period.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I participated as a volunteer/mentor at a week long camp. It was a great experience for both volunteers and those served. The premise is to use the backdrop of outdoor adventure to develop strong traits in youth who have lost a parent to military service. It is an effective approach put on by a great group of people.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Second year volunteering at this camp. Excited that the camp now is on it's own property! It was great to see how the lessons of Rising Up and facing challenges and fears learned by the boys last year had influenced their lives over the year. They returned more confident and prepared to take on life. The influence of this camp is felt year long for these boys and the benefits will ripple through society as they mature and become leaders.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Knights of Heroes is a fantastic foundation! They have provided my three children with memories to last a lifetime. The mentors are top-notch. They all seem to really care about the welfare of the children attending. These children, who have lost their father in the military, look up to their mentors. The mentors are positive, Christian, role models. The week-long camp provides amazing adventures for the kids. My children have been white water rafting, mountain biking, tubing, mountain climbing, hiking, and camping. The new ropes course at the camp is "the best ropes course ever" according to my daughter. KOH is a wonderful organization!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This camp fulfills a vital role for children who have been struck by tragedy at an early age. The volunteers and staff are some of the most supportive, caring, hard-working, and genuine people I have ever had the privilege of working with. The kids at the camp spend a week with staff who truly have their best in mind. Seeing the smiles, confidence, and happiness in the campers eyes after a week is witness to the success of the program!!! Rise up!

 
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It was hard to believe that it had been ten years since the first KOH Camp, but it has been. The excitement and enthusiasm of the boys and girls was just as high as it has always been. They were all were looking forward to the activities of the week. Their smiles and excitement conveyed the message to everyone involved that we are doing a good thing. The Knights of Heroes' new camp site, while still a gem in the rough, met and surpassed all expectations. With the support of wonderful people who truly care, it will soon become the perfect place for deserving families to enjoy year-round.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been with KOH since the beginning. The opportunity to watch the boys and girls blossom into young men and women is extremely rewarding to me personally. My prayer is that they have also benefitted from my small contribution. This is, without question, one of the finest organizations in the country. When one considers that all of the men and women serving as mentors all volunteer and cover all of their own expenses speaks volumes for the character of this great country. May God bless KOH and all associated with it.

 
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The boys and girls attending the KOH camps are challenged by the activities. They receive the encouragement of their mentors and the other campers to far exceed what they perceive to be their limitations. I personally watched several boys and girls who had never even held a firearm, I run the shotgun range, reluctantly take the shotgun in their hands and hit the target. Each time, the experience of succeeding at something they had never before attempted before brought a huge smile to their face and the desire to do it again. One young man enjoyed the experience so much that he returned to the range seven times. The same results occur throughout the week on the rock climbing cliff faces, obstacle courses, fishing and numerous other activities they have to experience, often times for the very first time. They gain self respectand pride in themselves. They develop new and lasting friendships and the sense that they are not alone and that people, their peers, their mentors and others they encounter truely do care about them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Leave it alone, it is working.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This year was my seventh year as a volunteer at the KOH camp. The experience is always personally rewarding and the knowledge that I am able to enable a boy or girl to participate in something new is gratifying. It is exhilarating to see the expressions of joy on ther faces when they accomplish something they were either afraid to try or didn't think they could do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...do nothing, it is great as is.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This was my son's second year attending Knights of Heroes. His confidence and self esteem was boosted as he faced his fears and conquered them. His desire to help others and work as a team is evident with his willingness to help out more around the house. He was so excited to reunite with his mentor and friends from last year and to make new friends this year. This camp gives my son the ability to participate in activities that are either not available in our area or that I am unable to do with him. This camp is a camp he is so excited for and at the end he doesn't want to leave. We are so grateful to the staff and volunteers who make this week of camp a memorable and fun one.

 
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My son's first time away by himself without mom or brother to look out for him. Understandably he was nervous and unsure about what was in store for him. He does not handle change well and wanted to leave, but he had a very patient mentor work with him all week and showed he really cared. My son gained confidence he didn't know he had, faced his hardest fear and surprised himself in the process, and knows his mentor will always have his back. All the mentors I met were kind, very caring and have our children's best interests at heart. I felt welcome at all times and no questions were off limits. Everything is transparent and I don't have a negative thing to say about the whole program.

 
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