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Outdoor Adventurer Subscription Boxes for Military Families

At the National Military Family Association, we’ve seen how nature brings military families together at our Operation Purple camps for kids and retreats for families. The healing properties of the great outdoors help families connect, spend time together, and create new memories away from the daily routine of computer and television screens.

THiNK OUTSiDE Boxes gets your family outside together with monthly subscription boxes full of outdoor gear and resources to encourage family connection and learning while outside exploring nature!

With different plans at different price points, you can tailor your subscription to best fit your family! Cancel anytime. Shipping within the U.S. is always free!

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Monthly Themes

There’s a new theme in every box, covering nature, night-time discovery, hiking and more!

Explore Nature

Each box encourages learning—both in the outdoors and in your home!

Activities for the Entire Family

Learn along with your children as you practice hands-on activities like water filtration and star navigation!

Award Winning Program

THiNK OUTSiDE is the winner of the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence in Educational Products, and Parent’s Choice Silver Award winner for Subscription Boxes.

Just For Military Families!


Thanks to our friends at THiNK OUTSiDE Boxes, military families who use the code below at checkout will receive an exclusive $15 discount for a new subscription.





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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
[email protected]

Camp Applications Open March 2