2021 Operation Purple® Family Weekends

Our Operation Purple family programs are back in person with four retreats options for military families.

Whether you are reconnecting before or after a deployment, or your family is navigating life after a service-connected injury, there is a place for you at an Operation Purple program! Bring your family to a free, 3-day outdoor experience where you’ll participate in canoeing, zip-lining, hiking, and relaxing in some of America’s most beautiful landscapes.

Find a location and retreat type that works for your family and apply today!

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Operation Purple Family Retreat Eligibility

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

Operation Purple Healing Adventures Eligibility

Families of an active duty, medically retired, or medically separated service member who was wounded or experienced emotional trauma or illness related to their service Post-9/11.

Operation Purple Healing Adventure

Parkton, NC

Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center is nestled on 486 acres of the beautiful Sandhills of North Carolina, along Rockfish Creek and about 20 minutes south of Fayetteville. Enjoy private hotel style accommodations in our Bergland Retreat Center. While here, experience delicious home cooked meals at our all you can eat buffet.

Enjoy a wide range of activities including archery, slingshots, hayrides, outdoor wilderness living skills, arts and crafts, fishing, mud walk, group challenge course, swimming pool, kayaking, tubing, bellyaking, escape yurt, tomahawk throwing, climbing tower with Zipline, high ropes courses, mini biking, and an old fashioned campfire with s’mores! And that’s just to name a few. We look forward to hanging out with your family.

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Camp Dates

August 6 – 8

Rediscover Family Fun After an Injury

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Operation Purple Healing Adventure

Nassau, NY

Nestled away in upstate New York, near the foothills of the Berkshires and just outside of Albany, Camp Schodack is set on 100 acres of privately owned fields and woodland trails perfect for lots of fun adventures. Our facilities include a go-kart track; 40 foot climbing tower; high-ropes adventure course; 2 heated swimming pools; 7 tennis courts; and many more activities. Each family will have their own cabin with private bathroom to retire to at the end of each day. We are excited to meet your family and spend a fun-filled weekend together.

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Camp Dates

August 27 – 29

Rediscover Family Fun After an Injury

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Operation Purple Family Retreat

Trinity, TX

Nestled among the tall pines on 530 acres along the shores of Lake Livingston, YMCA Camp Cullen offers a fantastic experience in a beautiful atmosphere for families. Guests will have the chance to spend their day horseback riding; flying down the zipline; aiming for the target at archery; canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding on the lake; plus so many more recreational and court sports.

Families wanting to relax and enjoy the setting are encouraged to sit in the rocking chairs overlooking the parade lawn or try their hand at a round of ladder golf. At night guests can retire to their cabin village and enjoy a s’more around the fire before turning into their own cabins with private bathrooms. So come and spend a fun and relaxing weekend with us. See you soon.

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Camp Dates

September 17 – 19

Quality Time to Reconnect as a Family

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Operation Purple Family Retreat

Potosi, MO

YMCA Trout Lodge is nestled on 5,200 acres in the Mark Twain National Forest. Families will enjoy a variety of fun activities including ziplining, ropes course, climbing tower, miniature golf, horseback riding, archery, arts and crafts, recreational sports, and so much more. Each family will have their own private cabin and bathroom. So come take a break with us for a fun and memorable time.

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Camp Dates

October 1 – 3

Quality Time to Reconnect as a Family

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Contact

National Military Family Association
2800 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 250
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.931.6632

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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

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Camper Ages

8 - 13 years old

Camp Contact

Jennifer Standish
252-797-4800
[email protected]

Camp Applications Open March 2

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