Operation Purple® Programs

Summer Camp Hosted by the National Military Family Association Just for Military Kids because Military Kids Serve Too®


The National Military Family Association offers a variety of camp experiences to meet the needs of military families wherever they are in the world. Our Operation Purple® programs are designed for all military families to create opportunities to enhance well-being through connection.

Operation Purple Camp Summer 2024
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Whether campers attend a week of camp at an in-person location, or they experience the magic of summer camp virtually at home, each child leaves with memories and new friends they’ll never forget.

2023 OPSC Registration Open

NMFA founded Operation Purple Camp because Military Kids Serve Too.

Military Kids served at Operation Purple Camp locations around the world since 2004.

Military kids served through Operation Purple Summer Challenge wherever they are stationed.

Why is it Purple?

Purple is a special color for us here at NMFA because we believe Together We’re Stronger. Purple is the color you get when you combine the colors of the American Flag and the color you get when you combine military children representing each branch of our uniformed services. We have red for the Marine Corps, Blue for the Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Space Force, and some green from our Army family to add a little fun. In the military world, purple symbolizes all who serve, and we are proud to use purple to represent our campers because we know military kids serve, too!