TAPS Young Adult San Francisco Experience

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Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, California
Entry Form Open from June 25, 2021 to July 9, 2021


All participants will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination(s).

Young Adult Experiences offer real-world life skills to military surviving children and siblings, ages 18 to 30 years. The purpose of this program is to ease the transition into adulthood for our young survivors as we guide them utilizing workshops and hands-on experience in Five Core Pillars: Personal Development, Career Guidance, Financial Stability, Communications, And Service To Others.

Young Adults at retreat

Young Adults in classroom



The TAPS Young Adult San Francisco Experience will be 6 days/5 nights of growth, healing, peer mentorship and professional guidance. This experience is set on the beautiful coast of Half Moon Bay, just outside San Francisco, California. Each pillar of the program is thoughtfully and uniquely engaged throughout the week using workshops, hands-on activities, and intentional exercises. Personal development will be highlighted through learning life skills throughout the Experience to uplift and maintain physical, emotional, and mental well being while engaging in several high adventure physical activities. We will be engaging in a full-day hiking excursion, sunrise yoga sessions on the property overlooking the Pacific Ocean and sessions that enhance our emotional well-being. Attendees will sharpen their inter and intra communications skills throughout their time together, from conflict resolution skills to networking in a business setting. Participants will be empowered in career development by being hosted by an entrepreneurial business in a day at the office, tour of business, and meet and greet with executives. They will learn financial stability through basic budget and credit health classes and working in teams to create and execute a budget for meals for the experience. The Young Adults will participate in a service project as they continue to be a living legacy through service to others; and this will also be showcased in the way they take care of each other during the Experience. 



This online entry request form (look for the blue button at the top of this page) will open on June 25, 2021 to July 9, 2021.

Please note the following event and participation criteria:

  1. Participant to be a military surviving child or sibling
  2. Within the ages of 18 to 30 years old
  3. Complete high school by at the start of this event
  4. Be willing to participate in all activities within the scope of the TAPS Young Adult San Francisco Experience.

If you have any questions, please email youngadults@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).