My daughter had the opportunity to participate in the Girl's Program this year at KOH and she had a magnificent time! She was enabled to try activities she didn't have the chance to do before and she was able to realize her full potential is limitless. It really boosted her confidence with all the positivity and motivation the staff provided her and how friendly all the campers were. She can't wait to return next year to push herself even more with new skills and challenges!
One month shy of the first anniversary of their father's death, my 14 and 15 year old daughters were able to attend the Knights of Heroes camp. They had a wonderful time, developed leadership skills and bonds with fellow campers who've experienced a similar loss. They returned for the second time this year and had another amazing, life-changing experience. Thank you so much to Steve Harrold and the KOH staff!
Knights of heroes taught me that I can do anything If I believe and put my mind to it. It truely is the best week of my year for this past couple years. I literally cry on the way home to my house on the car ride home because the love and support is so strong at camp. You grow close with people so fast which is unbelievable. I didn't think I would ever find a support system, someone anyone to understand the loss of my dad. But I did I found many leaders for guidance . Makes me want to be a better Me because I've been pushed to those limits and know I can go beyond them everyday. Thank you so much to the mentors for listening, a shoulder to cry on, a sarcastic joke to laugh at, and most importantly that you believe in me even when I didn't. I struggled a lot this past year with my grief and for a while I didn't think I was going to make it but you gave me that extra boost to keep trying when things get rough. Because boy every activity was rough I wanted to give up but I never did ,mainly because you all wouldn't let me, and that I can find another path. Look at something in a new light and know that the end result is worth it. I'm going to get my act straight and go to class more research colleges, army possible, workout and be the best possible Me I can be. I don't know how I'm going to make it this year but Koh has given me the support and tools to do it on my own. So thank you again knights of Heroes for being my rock when mine could no longer support me.
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.
My son had his first KOH experience this year. His father and his uncle gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country when he was a few months shy of 1. These were the two best men in our life and family who are not able to be here to instill the manly values in my son. In all the years that I have been raising him, I have not been able to give him what KOH has given him in just one week. We have had a tough year as he is entering his teens, I have been frustrated and worried about his future as a man but, KOH has impressed upon him some great values and skills with great role models and all around amazing experience in just one week. I look forward to next year and the great things to come from my son. If he turns out to be half the man his father was, the world will be a better place. Thank you KOH for this experience for myself and my son too.
This was our first year attending KOH. My son is 15 and lost his father 8 years ago. It was simply put the most amazing week of both of our lives in a very long while. For the first time I connected with other military widows and felt validated and understood. My son is a changed young man. The amazing activities coupled with the incredible men who volunteered their time have impacted my son tremendously. He is more self confident, more kind, more focused and more mature. The young man I brought home at the end of the week was not the same kid I hugged goodbye to at the beginning of the week. He had an absolute blast and cannot wait to go back next summer. Thank you to every single person associated with KOH for your selflessness and caring. You all have made an absolute difference in our family.
Knights of Heroes has been a truly awesome experience for my entire family. This was our second year at this camp and each time it surpasses the first experience tenfold. My son comes back with a new awakening of self strength and confidence that sometimes can take a lifetime for others. The mentors and directors help him conquer his fears and challenge him to try new things. It is the adventure that my son needs and yearns for. KOH, is an excellent camp for both boys and girls that teaches them life skills that will stick with them forever.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.