My family attended an Operation Purple Family Retreat in the past; can I apply again this year?
Are Retreats open to families with infants and toddlers?
Yes. Daycare will be provided onsite during times when an ongoing activity is not suitable for infants and toddlers.
Our service member is still away on deployment. Can we attend the Retreat without him/her?
No. The focus of the Retreat program is connection and integration either prior to or following a deployment. We recommend that families plan to attend a Retreat no sooner than three months after the end of a deployment.
I'm retired, can my family still attend?
Yes, but only if your retirement date falls within 18 months or less from the date of the retreat.
DO I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING TO ATTEND AN OPERATION PURPLE FAMILY RETREAT?
What should I bring to Operation Purple Family Retreats?
Is there medical staff available?
Is transportation provided?
What to Expect
What types of activities are offered?
What type of food can we expect?
Guests enjoy hearty and balanced meals and snacks while attending the program. Meals are typically served buffet or family style. Vegetarian or specific dietary needs can be addressed with advance notice on registration forms.