Operation Purple Family Retreats®

Oracle, AZ

This Operation Purple Family Retreat invites families from all uniformed services, including National Guard and Reserves, to Oracle, AZ for a weekend of fun and togetherness! YMCA Triangle Y Ranch is located on 300 acres within the Coronado National Forest.

We offer unique outdoor experiences that include horseback riding, caving, hiking on natural trails, climbing the alpine tower, giant swing, zip-lining, archery, arts and crafts, and so much more.

Adults and children will enjoy a sense of adventure and exploration while sharing unforgettable moments that bond families and create lasting memories. Each family will have their own private sleeping accommodations and bathroom.

Retreat Dates

October 13-15, 2023

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Quality Time to Reconnect as a Family

Operation Purple Family Retreats® bring families 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.

Who is Eligible?

Families from all service branches, including National Guard and Reserve, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the United States Public Health Services Commission.

What happens at a Family Retreat?

At Operation Purple Family Retreats®, families have several different activities to fill their days. Families can choose from outdoor activities, like swimming, boating, hiking, and fishing, and American Red Cross-led workshops focusing on resiliency and communication that help encourage connection between family members. There are even workshops for kids to attend!

Get a glimpse of an Operation Purple Family Retreat® weekend

Find information about getting to camp, packing lists, program details and schedules in our sample welcome packet.