Family Retreats

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“This Family Retreat brought unity and happy memories to our family. The stress that our military family endures takes a toll on everyone, but this experience gave us a sense that everything’s going to be okay. The weekend flew by, but the impact and the memories will last a lifetime.”—Cole Family, Navy, 2018 OPFR attendees

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, separation or during a time of transition. 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.

Previous camp locations:

WA-Bainbridge Island
CA-San Diego
CO – Deckers
MD – Edgewater


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YMCA Camp Letts - Edgewater, MD

Located along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States and home to a diverse number of plants and animals, YMCA Camp Letts is the perfect setting to explore the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Families will spend their nights in rustic lodges along the Chesapeake Bay, enjoy delicious meals and participate in a wide variety of fun and exciting camp programs, from boating to fishing to roasting s’mores by the bonfire.

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