Family Retreats

Family on a canoe ride-

Operation Purple Family Retreats bring families from all uniformed services, including National Guard and Reserves, to beautiful outdoor locations to spend quality time reconnecting after a deployment. With other military families there to share the experience, it’s the perfect environment to meet and bond with others in the same phase of military life.

Families take part in uniquely designed resiliency activities developed by The American Red Cross (ARC), and build memories through fun family oriented activities like hiking, canoeing, and even building bird houses! Our Family Retreats ensure families return home stronger with better communication skills and brand new “purple” memories! 


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Jamestown 4H Educational Center, Williamsburg, VA

Strengthen family ties, become part of a community of military families and make memories that last a life time at Jamestown 4H Education Center in Williamsburg, VA from August 18 – 20, 2017. Families spend their nights in rustic cabins, enjoy delicious meals and participate in a wide variety of fun and exciting camp programs, from boating to archery and everything in between!

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