What They Do
The National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple Family Retreats bring military families together for week-long retreats that provide family members opportunities to reconnect with one another while spending time in the outdoors. The camps also provide practical tools and training families need to manage stressful military lives filled with extended deployments and separations. In addition to enjoying the great outdoors together, families learn practical skills such as ‘Leave No Trace’ camping, trail and habitat restoration, and much more.
What We Love
The camps stem from the recognition that military service affects entire families, not just the person in the service. The camps not only provide the perfect setting for families to reconnect and enjoy nature together, but they also provide training and skills families need to address the unique challenges associated with military careers.