Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Experiential Education

Volume

36

Issue

1

First Page

65

Last Page

77

DOI

10.1177/1053825913481582

Abstract

Research suggests that family camp experiences can enhance family relationships. Families often participate in family camp experiences for a vacation, as part of a therapeutic and/or intervention strategy, or to gain general enrichment or engagement. To better understand the impacts of family camp experiences on family functioning, a mixed-methods study was conducted with 60 families across 18 camps. Respondents shared that family camp experiences benefit families because of the positive impacts of the camp staff, parenting reinforcement, and enhancement of family relationships, with 60% of respondents indicating that family camp experiences reinforced good parenting and 86% of respondents indicating that the family camp experience reinforced family relationships. Recommendations for future research and practice are provided.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Experiential Education. 36(1)2013: 65-77. doi: 10.1177/1053825913481582. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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