The Journal of Experiential Education
Structure is a critical component of a rehabilitation program for troubled young people. Case histories of those who have participated in wilderness adventure courses strongly suggest that without effective structure in the follow-up, the initial gains in positive behavior are short lived (Hutton, 1988). As Nold and Wilpers (1975) stated over fifteen years ago, adventure programs are only one part of the rehabilitation process.
Durgin, Carolyn Hutton and McEwen, Douglas, "Troubled Young People After the Adventure Program: A Case Study" (1991). Service Learning, General. 322.