Family Retreats

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Operation Purple Family Retreats brings 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 specially adapted communication activities developed by FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress ™), 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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Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing

For over 20 years WAEL has been providing its clients with endless options for outdoor exploration. Our elegantly rustic lodges stocked with modern amenities are situated on 500 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 35 miles northwest of Roanoke, Virginia. Facilities include lodging, meeting spaces, adventure courses and natural surroundings. Explore all that Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing has to offer!

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