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Military Spouse Scholarships

Access information about scholarships, career funding, professional networks and more.

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Find resources on the amazing careers and opportunities within the STEM field.

Operation Purple Programs

Operation Purple Camp

We offer military kids a FREE week of summer camp where they connect with other kids just like them.

Family Retreats

Spend quality time reconnecting with your family after a deployment, separation or during a time of transition.

Healing Adventures

Rediscover family-fun and togetherness after an injury with this FREE three-day experience.

Buddy Camp

Experience a one-on-one bonding and resiliency-strengthening camp for children ages 5-12 and their adult “buddy.”


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2800 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 250
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Columbia, NC

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
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Camp Applications Open March 2