Gold Star Family Weekend 2019

Gold Star Family Weekend
Dates: Friday, August 16, 2019 - Sunday, August 18, 2019

Venue: Camp Ripley  |  City: Little Falls, MN, United States

Registration is NOW OPEN!

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Gold Star Family Weekend

Celebrating and Remembering the Lives of Our Fallen Heroes

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, MNSchedule:

Friday Evening August 16

3:00pm  Lodging/Camping Check-in
5:30pm  Dinner and Program
7:00pm  Rockie Lynne Concert
8:00pm  Sharing Our Heroes
9:30pm  Campfire 

Saturday August 17

Activity Schedule Coming Soon!

Sunday August 18

Activity Schedule Coming Soon!


Registration is NOW OPEN!

Click Here for Mail-In Registration

Click Here for Online Registration (pay with a credit card)

  • Registration Deadline:  Thursday, July 15, 2019

Lodging available:

Hotel rooms:

“6-Pack Lodging” – Hotel type lodging – each 6-pack has 6 independent locking rooms/bath with a double bed.  The 6 rooms share a common living area with common kitchen/living room and patio.  Families will share 6-packs.  Please indicate how many independent rooms you require for your family.

Camping available:

The Campground is located in DeParcq Woods.  The area is near the river and includes a bath-house and playground area.  If you have an RV or enjoy tenting - this may be where you wish to stay.

  • Campsites RV with electric
  • Campsites tent - rustic

  • Optional quarters:  If you would like the opportunity to stay in a Quonset hut or other military style tent, please let us know and we will do our best to make it happen.

Additional Activities:
At the end of the registration form is a list of activities – please indicate how many of your family members would “definitely participate”, are interested in doing”, or “not interested at all”.  This will assist us in our final plans.

Numerous activities including canoeing, museum, biking, fishing, and too many more to list.

A chance to share your stories with fellow Gold Star Families and laugh together and make wonderful new friends.

Enjoy the opportunities Camp Ripley provides.

Watch this web page for updates on events and schedules.


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15000 MN-115, Little Falls
MN 56345, United States




All Dates

  • From Friday, August 16, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019