Operation Boot Camp provides an extended weekend getaway for active duty, reserve or veteran personnel and their families to:
* Connect through shared experiences
* Encourage spiritual growth & emotional strength
* Celebrate their military heritage
With a great mix of speakers, breakout sessions, activities for the whole family, good food and down time, military families will connect on a deeper level. Everyone from the service member to the spouse to the kids will gain understanding, grace, pride, and validation for their special part in their family.
Operation Boot Camp is organized by a team of military families who see a need to reach out to other military families and personnel to connect, encourage, and celebrate the unique experiences of military life - past and present.
Thursday, October 15th
5:30 to 7 p.m. - Registration
7:00 p.m. - Welcome & Orientation
Friday, October 16th
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Sessions/Breakouts*
12:00 p.m. - Lunch - followed by recreation**
5:00 p.m. - Supper
6:00 p.m. - Session, followed by evening activities
Saturday, October 17th
8:00 - Breakfast
9:00 - Sessions/Breakouts
12:00 - Lunch - followed by recreation
5:00 - Supper
6:00 - Session, followed by evening activities
Sunday, October 18th
8:00 - Sweet Rolls & Coffee
8:30 - Worship
9:15 - Session
10:30 - Brunch
12:00 - Departure
* Nursery and age-appropriate groups for children are available during all sessions and breakouts.
** Recreational options include boating, hiking, archery and organized family competitions.
Service animals are permitted, but please notify Forest Springs in advance.
The cost of this event is underwritten by businesses and personal donations. A deposit of $50 is necessary with each registration form. It is non-refundable on cancellation, but refunded at the time of check in.
Interested in helping to underwrite this event? Please visit our donation page and select "Military Family Retreat/Operation Boot Camp." Click here.
The 2019 event was underwritten by the following sponsors:
"Support for this project was provided through the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation