Military Kids Can Apply for Free Summer Camps


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"Operation Purple camps offer a free week of summer fun for military kids with parents who have been, are currently, or will be deployed. The goal of the Operation Purple camp program is to give military children tools to help deal with the stresses that result from a parent’s deployment, through a memorable camp experience in a “purple” environment. Operation Purple camps are open to military children of all ranks and Services: active and reserve components—and give priority to children whose parents are in a deployment phase between September 2011 and December 2012.

Due to budget constraints, the National Military Family Association was forced to reduce the number of camp locations for the 2012 season. Because of the extremely limited number of spots for the 2012 camp season, we highly encourage families with children who have never attended Operation Purple camp to apply. If you know a family with children who have never attended Operation Purple camp, encourage them to apply so as many deserving military children as possible can experience Operation Purple camp.

Camps will be held in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, North Carolina, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia."