Operation Purple Camp® at Home

Military Kids Serve Too®

Operation Purple Camp at Home

Experience Operation Purple Camp This Summer!

Does your child want to go to summer camp but not sure they can handle a whole week away from home? Do you live far from a camp location?

Let us introduce you to Operation Purple Camp at Home—the home version of our popular Operation Purple® Camp for military kids! That’s right: your child will experience the fun and magic of summer camp…from the comfort of home.

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How Does it Work?

Picture this: summer camp…in a box!

Just before the start of the camp week, accepted campers will receive a special “camp in a box” delivered to their doorstep that includes fun, outdoor gear to use while your camper completes each day’s activities. In addition to exciting self-paced activities, campers will take part in a virtual experience to bring the activities to life!


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What Kind of Activities are There?

Like traditional Operation Purple Camp, children will take part in activities and virtual experiences that teach them about the world around them. Our home version of Operation Purple Camp will teach campers about:

  • First Aid Response
  • Shelter Building
  • Environmental Education
  • Nutrition
  • Fire Building and Fire Safety
  • Navigation

Operation Purple Camp at Home will also help deepen your military child’s understanding of values like pride, service, teamwork, stewardship, communication, and empowerment so they’ll end the camp week with confidence and excitement to tackle all that military life throws their way.

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2800 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 250
Alexandria, VA 22314


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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


Camper Ages

8 - 13 years old

Camp Contact

Jennifer Standish

Camp Applications Open March 2