Healing Adventures

Wounded doing archery

“We are a military family, not just my Husband. Our kids have dealt with multiple deployments, PCS moves, school changes & Daddy’s Illness. TBI, PTSD, several knee surgeries, and most recently a diagnoses of Multiple Sclerosis. Vacations are few and far between, a camp like this would be an amazing bonding experience for us to all enjoy & learn from together.” –Andrea, OPHA attendee and Army Spouse

Operation Purple Healing Adventures celebrates rediscovering family-fun and togetherness after an injury. This FREE three-day experience combines family-focused activities with outdoor exploration, like hiking and canoeing to encourage each family’s growth on their new journey post-injury. Our Association welcomes wounded, ill, injured, medically separated, or medically retired military families to reconnect at Healing Adventures. Families take part in uniquely designed resiliency building activities developed by the American Red Cross, and build memories through fun family oriented activities like hiking, canoeing, and even building bird houses! Our Operation Purple Healing Adventures ensure families return home stronger with better communication skills and brand new “purple” memories. 

Previous Locations:

GA – Winder
TN – Antioch
NC – Hendersonville
NC – Parkton


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Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center

Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center is 15 miles from Ft. Bragg; nestled on 486 acres in the Sandhills region of North Carolina; and borders the picturesque Lake Upchurch. Families will stay in hotel-style room accommodations; enjoy buffet meals; and campfires with s’mores. Camp Rockfish counselors will teach fun outdoor living skill activities and environmental education. You can experience the climbing rock tower; zipline; low and high ropes; group challenge course; archery; tubing; canoes; and kayaks. Plus with plenty of nature areas, you will also have time to just have some peace and quiet.

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