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Knights Of Heroes Foundation

Rating: 4.99 stars   127 reviews 3,581

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Mental Health

Address:

14960 Woodcarver Road, Suite 119 Colorado Springs CO 80921 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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Reviews for Knights Of Heroes Foundation

Rating: 5 stars  

I love knights of heroes so much. I've been going since the girls camp opened and I have grown so much from it each year. It is the highlight of my year and I hate leaving. I've built many long term friendships. I push myself to the max at every activity we do such as rock climbing, I put my everything in to getting to the top by pulling myself up 3 times just by my finger tips. This camp has helped me grow into the young women I am today. I get to be myself at camp and relax. KOH is just so much fun and I am honored to be able to go every year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is my favorite week of the whole year! Thank you!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a mentor for this program for two years and in all my years of volunteer work I haven't ever been a part of something this special. This program is more than just a camp, it's a place where young men can come and "live on the wild side" for a full week of adventure in the great outdoors. In a world of 17th place ribbons and video games it's hard for most young people to get actively involved with the world around them. This camp and the mentors involved have created and maintain a place where you don't just go to hang out but more a place where you come to challenge yourself, to face your fears, and to learn the most important values of what it means to be a man of honor and integrity. Having lost my father the year before I came to camp for the first time, it was easy to see and feel the pain these young men felt. To have the connections and guidance they receive through the friendships they build during this one week is astonishing and will provide them with a network of brothers to help them through the toughest of times for the rest of their lives. An experience that should be had by anyone looking to add real value to their life and to the lives of others.

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Rating: 5 stars  

A phenomenal camp - provides an incredible opportunity for young men and women to re-focus themselves and each other on positive moral and ethical considerations through fun and engaging activities. I'm a 2-time mentor, and I could not speak more highly of the positive impact this program has on camper lives and mentor well-being - everyone benefits from focusing on what really matters, especially to honor the sacrifices of our nation's best. Find a way to support his program, any way you can!

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Rating: 5 stars  

This charity provides an incredible experience for young men and women who have had to face challenges out of their control, the loss of their father. The Knights of Heroes encourages goals setting and achievement along with the opportunity to explore their abilities to achieve what they may have never dreamed they could. It's amazing that this organization is run completely by volunteers who give their heart and soul for these children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found this charity by accident. After reading the mission statement I was hooked. As a retired military member unfortunately this issue hits too close to home.

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

Find a way to schedule more camp weeks and buy propert for KoH.

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  

For the 5th year my children have come to Colorado to participate in the Knights of Heroes summer camp program. It is by far the best experience we have had. The staff, the mentors, the volunteers all do an amazing job to bring together these children who have suffered a terrible loss and show them them the traits of perseverance, responsibility, determination, honesty and integrity - all while having a wonderful time in the Colorado wilderness. I am grateful for this experience for my children. Thank you KOH.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Knights of Heroes is an amazing week long summer camp opportunity for children who have lost their Dads to military service. I simply can't say enough good things about KOH and what it has meant to our family. My children look forward to it every year and the time spent with their mentors in invaluable. The men and women who work so hard to put this together every year and simply outstanding people. Thank you KOH!

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

Give them the funds to buy their own land so they could have their own camp each summer instead of having to rent and borrow facilities from other ogranizations

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The opportunities the week of camp with Knights of Heroes provides for my children is invaluable. For them to have the benefit of the outstanding male and female mentors KOH has assembled to help guide and educate our kids is a gift. My children all had fun, but more importantly, I know they grew and learned and are better people for the experience. KOH is making a difference it is making in these kids lives. AS long as they hold the camp, we will keep coming back, and when we are too old to participate as campers, I know my children will want to serve as mentors as well.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter attended camp again this year and had a FANTASTIC time! She said it's fun retreat with so many exciting activities. Shooting, hiking, camping, river rafting, horseback riding...she loved everything! The place where they stay is comfortable and very nice, so for a girl, it's the best of both worlds. Many thanks to Knights of Heroes for bringing other girls together who have experienced the same type of loss so they can bond together. They have made friendships that will last a lifetime.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This was the 6th year my children have been able to attend this fantastic camp! My son attends the boys' camp, and my daughter the girls'. They both look forward to the camp more than anything all year long. The benefits of the camp are two-fold for our family. First, it allows my children to go and experience activities they would not otherwise have an opportunity to do. Second, it is the only place where they are around other children who have experienced the same type of loss, and that is very comforting for them to know they aren't alone in their journey without a father. The mentors who guide and watch over our children do so with a tremendous amount of love and patience, and their influence upon our children stays throughout the year. We absolutely love this organization!

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

Nothing!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Serving as a mentor for KOH is probably the greatest service I have provided to my country that has included a 22 year career in the US military. To be able to give something back to the families that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country is the least I can do. The mentors I served with in KOH are some of the finest individuals I have ever met, 100% volunteers of their time and resources to a program they all believe in. This year I had the pleasure of watching numerous campers exceed personal goals that they had set for themselves by overcoming their fears with the encouragement of mentors and a new belief in their own abilities. Counting the days until KOH 2016...

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Rating: 5 stars  

Watching men come alongside these boys to spend the week with them mimics the service their fathers so freely gave. This program honors their family's sacrifice.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Knights of Heroes gives my children the opportunity to connect with adult mentors through fun Colorado outdoor activities like whitewater rafting, hiking, and mountain biking. The mentors/volunteers involved in the camp are exceptional. Their commitment to my children extend throughout the year, not just during summer camp. My daughter has just returned from her 4th year of camp and my son his 3rd. Because of this foundation my children have had the opportunity to bond with other teens who have lost a parent that served in the military. What I personally admire about KOH, as a mom, are the values they strive to instill into all of their campers…responsibility and leadership to name a few. I also like that KOH includes a community service project during camp to "give back" and the kids that age out of the program are encouraged to return as junior mentors. Pure greatness!

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