Embracing a Healthy Family: Military Families: Operation Purple

Military Families: Operation Purple

Military families can apply now for one of four Operation Purple® Family Retreats held this fall! Families come together in a national park setting at an Operation Purple Family Retreat, a free, four day getaway created to help families reconnect after deployment. With an emphasis on environmental education, military families will participate in fun, family-focused activities that will allow them to strengthen and renew relationships while exploring their natural surroundings. This fall’s Family Retreats are being held at national parks in Washington, Pennsylvania, New York, and Hawaii.

Tell a military family about this opportunity today, or visit www.militaryfamily.org/retreats for eligibility and to apply.

Dates and Locations:

October 9-11, 2009 Olympic Park Institute, Port Angeles, Washington (Deployment return dates: July 2008 - July 2009)

October 23-26, 2009 Poconos Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, PA (Deployment return dates: July 2008 - July 2009)

November 6-9, 2009 Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks, Silver Bay, NY (Deployment return dates: August 2008 - August 2009)

December 18-21, 2009 YMCA of Honolulu Camp H. R. Erdman, Honolulu, HI (Deployment return dates: September 2008 - September 2009)

Hmmm.....my husband just returned from Iraq but I'm not sure New York is fair comparred to Hawaii!

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