SOF WOLF to Host Fifth Annual Gold Star Leadership Camp

TAMPA, Fla. & PARK CITY, Utah–Special Operations Forces Warrior Outdoor Leadership for the Future (SOF WOLF) announced today that it has opened registration for its fifth annual Gold Star Leadership Camp, a week-long program that will be held June 7-13, 2017, in Park City, Utah, to give children of fallen Special Operations Forces an opportunity to connect and learn about leadership, life and career building skills within a community of peers. SOF WOLF is actively recruiting first-time and returning Gold Star students to attend the camp, the cost of which is fully sponsored through SOF WOLF.

“Special Operators are some of the greatest heroes our country has, and our goal since founding SOF WOLF has always been to bring personal and professional opportunities to the Gold Star families that fallen warriors leave behind,” said Sara Moola, co-founder of SOF WOLF. “We’re humbled and grateful to be continuing our program this summer in Park City, and are looking forward to welcoming a new group of students and mentors to the WOLF family.”

At SOF WOLF camps, participants are paired with professional mentors who come from a variety of backgrounds, including business owners, athletes and community leaders. With the mentors’ assistance, students work on their resumes, search for internships and develop other professional skills. At the same time, the camp agenda includes fun teambuilding outdoor activities, including aerial ski jumping, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking and zip lining. This year, participants will be taken into the Moab Desert on a challenging expeditionary excursion where they will engage in rafting, rock-climbing, survival training and much more. Following the camp, many participants keep in contact with their mentors, begin internships with the connections that they have made and continue on to greater success.

SOF WOLF is an initiative founded and funded by Sara Moola and Mike Vaughn, co-founders and owners of Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting (VATC), a Tampa-based defense and intelligence contractor serving Special Operations and Defense forces, among other agencies and customers. For more information, please visit

To apply to participate in this year’s SOF WOLF camp as a student or mentor, please visit Parties interested in donating to the cause may do so at

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