NMFA is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and, out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing our Operation Purple programming through mid-June. Your health and safety are our top concerns. Check back for the most up-to-date information.
Military families want to know what steps they need to take to keep themselves healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for answers.
Rediscover Family Fun After an Injury
Operation Purple Healing Adventures support families learning to cope with their “new normal” after an injury. This free, three-day experience combines family-focused activities with outdoor exploration, like hiking and canoeing, to encourage each family’s growth on their new journey post-injury. Healing Adventures ensure families return home stronger with better communication skills.
Who is eligible?
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. Members of the National Guard and Reserve may be in either activated or drilling status, provided their injury was sustained while on active duty status.
What happens at Healing Adventures?
Families are encouraged to relax, unplug, and enjoy an assortment of activities while at Operation Purple Healing Adventures.
We offer families—including kids—uniquely designed resiliency-building activities that promote connection and communication between family members.
Operation Purple Healing Adventures locations include awesome outdoor activities like canoeing, swimming, archery, sightseeing, and hiking!
Each camp is respectful and accommodating of limitations due to injury, and programming is adapted to allow every family member to participate!
2020 Healing Adventures
Click the purple states to find dates, locations and specific information. Applications will be available 6-8 weeks prior to each Healing Adventure.