This is a wonderful opportunity for the children of Military. Priority is given to children who have had a parent deployed between December 2009 and December 2010 and the camps are nationwide as well as in Germany and Guam. This also provides parents a little time to catch up and have some time to themselves. MilitaryConnection.com salutes The National Military Family Association for all they do and for this wonderful program to empower military children.
Operation Purple Program
When you hear “Operation Purple camp” you should think: Kids Serve Too! The National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple camps are a time for having fun, making friends, and reminding military kids that they are the Nation’s youngest heroes.
The Operation Purple program was created in 2004 to fill a need identified by military parents to “help us help our kids.” The mission of the Operation Purple program is to empower military children and their families to develop and maintain healthy and connected relationships, in spite of the current military environment. We do this through a variety of means, including the healing and holistic aspect of the natural world. The program is joint or “purple”—encompassing all Service branches, including the National Guard and Reserve.
In the 2004 Operation Purple pilot season, the National Military Family Association was able to implement 12 different Operation Purple camps serving close to 1,000 children. Since then the Operation Purple program has grown and expanded and by summer’s end close to 30,000 military children and teens will have been served. The Operation Purple program also includes leadership camps for teens, family retreats at the national parks, and camps geared to address the needs of children and families of our nations wounded service members.
Donations for Operation Purple camps are now supporting our 2011 camps.
Please direct questions regarding the Operation Purple program to OPC@militaryfamily.org.
Search for camps in your area: http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/operation-purple/
Applications may be submitted through April 16th.