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Operation Purple Camp will be both live and virtual this summer


Operation Purple® Camp offers military kids a free week of camp where they connect with other kids, just like them.

Children from all uniformed services, including National Guard, Reserve, Space Force, and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and United States Public Health Service may apply.

When your military child attends Operation Purple Camp, they’ll enjoy a true summer camp experience, complete with arts and crafts and outdoor activities, like ropes courses, canoeing, swimming, archery, and climbing walls. The counselors and camp staff are experienced in helping children adapt and overcome the stressors of military life.

By meeting kids like them, campers make life-long friends who understand what it’s like for a parent to serve in the military. Campers are encouraged to celebrate the sacrifices they make and be proud of their role as a military kid!

New: Virtual Camp!

Not close to an Operation Purple Camp location? Check out Operation Purple Camp at Home!

That’s right: your child will experience the fun and magic of summer camp…from the comfort of home. Campers will receive a special “camp in a box” delivered to their doorstep that includes fun, outdoor gear to use for each day’s activities and virtual experiences!