Every Day Is Memorial Day For Some

Freedom is never truly free.



Memorial Day is so much more than long weekends, door-busting sales or barbecues with friends. This sacred holiday was created to secure the legacy and remembrance of those American service members who sacrificed their lives so that our country could remain free. It is a reminder of the realities of war and the families that it leaves in its wake.

Marine SSgt David Stewart is one of many who have died protecting our country. He left behind his wife Krissy and two young children, McKenzie and Marshall.

Army CW3 Brian Hornsby, died after his helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan leaving his wife Antonette and two children, Layla and Brady behind.

For Gold Star Families, like the Stewarts and the Hornsbys, every day is Memorial Day.

Join us in remembering David, Brian, and all of our nation’s fallen and their families…today and every day.




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Operation Purple Camp

Eastern 4-H Center is owned and operated by NC State University. The Center's staff is dedicated to providing every camper an opportunity to feel accepted, valued, and cared about as a member of the summer camp community. Creating friendships and a sense of safety are as important to us as the activities we teach. Our vision is to establish an enjoyable and exciting summer camp program that contributes to the development of each camper's character, along with the development of important life skills. Our summer camp experience enables campers to learn these skills while doing a variety of traditional summer camp activities, such as kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, learning about nature, team challenge course, sports and games, arts and crafts, and archery. Eastern 4-H Center is also outfitted with modern recreational facilities and lodgings to make campers feel comfortable during their stay. We hope your camper will join us for a fun filled week.

Camp Dates

July 21 - 26


Camper Ages

8 - 13 years old

Camp Contact

Jennifer Standish

Camp Applications Open March 2