Military Significant Others and Spouse Support -
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Operation Purple: Family Retreats

  1. Account Closed
    Rizzle Mizzle's Avatar
    Rizzle Mizzle is offline
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Operation Purple: Family Retreats

    Deadline for applicants is Feb 16 at midnight!

    It is difficult on the entire family when a loved one is deployed, but the time after that father, mother, husband, or wife returns home is often the most challenging of all. Recognizing this, the National Military Family Association is piloting two Operation Purple® Family Retreats. These free, four-day retreats are set in a National Park using nature’s classroom, where families will have opportunities to strengthen and renew relationships, explore their natural surroundings, and participate in fun family-focused activities.

    Operation Purple Family Retreat participants will be paired with highly specialized field science educators who will guide families through various activities such as nature hikes, canoeing, campfires, beach exploration, arts and crafts, and challenge activities. Families will have opportunities to communicate, work as a team, and reconnect while exploring and learning about the environment.

    Additionally, activities which will highlight areas of strength and resilience in the family and promote family growth will also be provided. Families will work together to strengthen their relationship through problem solving, goal setting, and communication activities.

    These retreats are open to service members and their families who have experienced deployment within the last twelve months. Families who attend will receive a $200 stipend upon arrival to the retreat site to cover cost of travel. The retreats are free thanks to support from the Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Foundation.

    For more information please contact Cynthia Clagg at

    Location and Dates:

    Headlands Institute: March 20-23
    Located just north of San Francisco in the beautiful Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Headlands Institute partners with the National Park Service to provide residential environmental science education for students and educators, teen leadership programs, summer day camps for kids, and retreat facilities.

    Olympic Park Institute: March 27-30
    Located on the shore of Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park, the Olympic Park Institute partners with the park to provide outdoor science education programs, conference and retreat facilities, professional development opportunities, and Elderhostel programs.
  2. Super Grammar Girl to the rescue!
    PeppermintRei's Avatar
    PeppermintRei is offline
    Super Grammar Girl to the rescue!
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    PLAN: The only four letter word the Army doesn't use. -Me
    "If we were a CD, I'd put us on shuffle and repeat." - DH

    Quote Originally Posted by eelo View Post
    Being part of "the military family" will really teach you to reduce your expectations of being kissed while you're getting f****d.
  3. I'm so Blessed
    hisqueen's Avatar
    hisqueen is offline
    I'm so Blessed
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Blog Entries
    Thats great

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts