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.  Our primary support is for families from Minnesota and surrounding states of Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.  However, as space is available families from other states may register.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 2023 Thank You's

Thank you for making the 2023 event a successful weekend. All the families we served say "Thank You"!

  • American Leagion Riders
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
  • Camp Ripley
  • East Central Screen Printing
  • Freedom Flight
  • Minnesota Military Museum
  • Rockie Lynne
  • Shirley Mae's Outfitters
  • Traveling Art Pub
  • Volunteers


Save the Date!

Gold Star Family Weekend 2024 is scheduled for Friday, August 23, 2024 - Sunday, August 25, 2024.

2023 Invitation to Families Letter

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