Good news from the National Military Family Association (NMFA)! After spending the winter trying to gather funding, the NMFA has announced plans for the 2011 Operation Purple Summer Camp season. This summer's schedule will include 40 weeks of camp in 25 states plus Japan. This is great news for military families.
Operation Purple camps are free summer camps for military children. Priority is given to families with a currently deployed parent, followed by families with recently returned and shortly deploying parents. My children had the opportunity to attend an Operation Purple camp two years ago and they absolutely loved it. It was a nice experience for them to be surrounded by other children who understood what if felt like when a parent was gone.
Details about dates and locations will be available on March 31st, 2011. The online application system will also open that day.