Operation Purple Family Retreats®

NMFA is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and, out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing our Operation Purple programming. Your health and safety are our top concerns. Check back for the most up-to-date information.

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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.

This Family Retreat brought unity and happy memories to our family. The stress that our military family endures takes a toll on everyone, but this experience gave us a sense that everything’s going to be okay. The weekend flew by, but the impact and the memories will last a lifetime.

Cole Family

Navy, 2018 Operation Purple Family Retreat® attendees

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Contact

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

[email protected]

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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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