Family Camp weekend creates an innovative, supportive, educational, and fun environment for at-risk families, using experiential learning activities to forge positive changes in communication within the family structure. The program allows cognitive restructuring and opportunities for rehearsal by combining supportive recreation activities with structured experiential education activities. Working with the family as a whole, positive changes are systemic, and there is a greater likelihood of sustainability. Though a once-a-year experience may not resolve ubiquitous family problems, it does shed light on strengths that exist within that family that can combat the problematic situation and help prevent negative outcomes.
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Torretta, A. (2004). Family Camp: Strengthening At-Risk Families Through Adventure-Based Initiatives. The Journal of Extension, 42(2), Article 25. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss2/25