Outdoor Adventure for Better Body Image

A study on GirlVentures alumna shows that we are having a positive effect on body image! A study in the Outdoor Journal of Recreation, Education and Leadership by Susie K. Barr-Wilson and Nina Roberts explores the positive influence of our instructors, other girls on course and connection with nature. 

"In contrast to the occasional harmful messages of mainstream culture, outdoor adventure programming can offer adolescent girls confidence and courage (Whittinton & Nixon Mack, 2010), physical competence and strength (Caulkins, White, & Russell 2006), relational skills (Sammet, 2010) and self-efficacy (Budbill, 2008)."

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