Date of Award

8-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Committee Member

Jasmine N. Townsend, Committee Chair

Committee Member

Marieke Van Puymbroeck

Committee Member

Brent L. Hawkins

Abstract

Camp programs may be optimal environments to provide military families with opportunities to participate in meaningful leisure to revitalize family relationships and to form connections within the military family community. However, limited research incorporates consumer opinion or publishes justification for their selected services. Thus, the purpose of this study is to perform a consumer-based evaluation of Camp Twin Lakes Family Warrior Weekend, a therapeutic recreation-based camp for military families. Results from an importance-performance analysis illuminated military family preferences for camp programming and evaluations of this camp’s performance on services in the identified areas. These findings provide insight into programming practices for this camp and other military family programs of the camp variety.

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