Operation Purple

Start Date: 2019/06/30

Description: Hope teams provided support to the children of military families beginning with camp check in. Both teams were present during the entire check in process to support all family members during the separation. The 2 teams separated to provide rotating support to different teams of kids during their activities. In some cases, a child would stand out as needing extra support (e.g. missing family, an injury) and the team would try and stay with them. Some counselors would ask us to stay with their team for certain activities. We tended to work 2 hour stints and would give our dogs a rest during meal times. We stayed at the Skyline lodge in individual rooms which gave teams a good space to rest and decompress.

Agency: National Military Family Association
Teams: Janet Johnson