'Operation Purple' Camp Held For Military Kids

Posted at 5:58 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 20:50:26-04

Being a military kid has always been difficult when the children have to move around the country, but for one week out of the year they have been able to take time away from military life to hang out with kids in the same shoes.

This week at Camp Widjiwagan in Antioch, kids from all over the region came together at a camp called Operation Purple where they can just be kids.

Many of them came from just up the road at Fort Campbell.

In addition to normal kid activities, they’ve had the chance to participate in Operation Purple specific activities like counseling and hanging out with therapy dogs.

"They've been participating in traditional camp activities like water sports, climbing, archery, arts and crafts, sports, and then every day for third activity hour we've done an Operation Purple specific activity,” Katie Wright said. “So we've played Operation Purple bingo. We've had a military vehicle. We had a Humvee come out yesterday that the kids were allowed to play in."

Operation Purple has been held as a week-long camp that’s free for every child who attends.