Gold Star Family Weekend honors the families of fallen members of our US military with a weekend at Camp Ripley in Minnesota.

Gold Star Family Weekend

Honoring the Families of our Fallen Heroes

In recognition of our military heroes who died while serving our country on active duty, we invite you and your family to be our guests for a weekend of camaraderie, fun, and sharing at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minnesota. 

We invite families of military fallen from all wars (Iraq, Afghanistan, Desert Storm, Vietnam, Korea, WWII and the conflicts in-between) to be our guests for an amazing weekend planned exclusively for you and your family at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minnesota. Camp Ripley, Minnesota

Camp Ripley is a 53,000 acre regional training facility for our military, federal, state, local and civilian communities.  Camp Ripley relies on its expertise in environmental stewardship to maintain its training resources.  The staff at Camp Ripley have opened their gates to our families for this special weekend.


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Special 2022 Thank You's

Thank you for making the 2022 event a successful weekend. All the families we served say "Thank You"!

  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
  • Freedom Flight
  • Rockie Lynne
  • Shirley Mae's Outfitters
  • Traveling Art Pub
  • East Central Screen Printing
  • Volunteers
  • Raptor Center
  • Burnsville Senior Quilters


Save the Date!

Gold Star Family Weekend 2023 is scheduled for Friday, August 18, 2023 - Sunday, August 20, 2023

2023 Invitation to Families Letter

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