"This isn't like the normal grief camp, we don't sit around and ask each other why we hurt or what happened. We show you how to have fun again and that is OK to be happy and have fun!"
- Morgan (former camper, now counsellor)
"Gold Star Sailing is a wonderful opportunity for Gold Star kids. My daughter has loved the adventures, and these opportunities are like no other camp. I know she is in good hands from the time she leaves me until I pick her up. I love the hearts and dedication of the volunteers and organizers. Don't miss out on this adventure - your kids will thank you!" - Jennifer (Gold Star Mother
"Thank you and your team for giving my daughter the wonderful opportunity of joining you on the Gold Star Sailing program. It truly was a gift sent from heaven; to be invited over to America, to spend time with other teenagers who had lost a parent and be shown what life has to offer if you go out and make the most of it!" - Belinda (Gold Star Mother)
"My daughter has grown enormously since her week with you. Her inner confidence has been boosted, she pushed herself out of her comfort zone and she has made some fantastic friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness and generosity, it is a wonderful thing that you do and my daughter is a very lucky girl to have been part of it." - Gold Star Mother
"I'm not sure what happens on these sail trips besides bonding time and fun. I do know that some kind of beautiful transformation happens...my daughter comes home more appreciative of me, as well as emotionally opens up. She has always been a good kid, somehow her heart made more room for me, and for that I have a lot of gratitude to this organization." - Susan (Gold Star Mother)
"My daughter had the opportunity to spend a week on a sail boat for sail camp. I had nightmares that she was drowning before she left. This camp was for Gold Star teenagers. When I picked her up, she had tears in her eyes when she said goodbye. Life long bonds were formed on the ocean. Military brats who all lost a parent to war and still kept safe by our military veterans at this camp, with out a doubt a blessing." - Gold Star Mother