2020 Family Camp Applications are CLOSED! NEW Fee Structure

Family camp will take place in Vermont at Common Ground Center (details below)

The OCB Approach focuses on family dynamics and working with the family as a whole.  Our approach includes the children and both of their parents and at times, other significant family members who may impact the situation are included as part of the family system as well. While this has always been our long-standing focus, OCB continues to rethink parent-child contact issues and to reassess our programs.

As a nonprofit we have a Board of Directors which oversees the work we do and a program committee that is constantly reviewing and revising Camp procedures and processes as we gain more information/ knowledge. Camp is a result of a substantial on-going professional group assessment based on cutting edge information.
Based on our research that includes feedback from camp participants over the past ten years as well as our observations of families at camp, we are happy to announce that we made a number of refinements to our 2019 camp program.  An important improvement was that in order to reduce barriers to participation the OCB Board created a generous sliding scale fee structure to make camp accessible financially to more families.  We will offer this new fee structure again for camp.


Please read more about camp and find details on the website at the following:

Applying to Family Camp – details fees and includes a Sample Court Order

The OCB Approach

Family Camp 

What to Expect at Family Camp

FAQs about Family Camp

Camp Information for Involved Professionals

Please email Overcoming Barriers at [email protected] or call us at 917-407-1166 for information on applying to camp.

Interesting article from Outdoors for All | Sierra Club

Family Court Review Article from 2010 about Camp OBFC.FCR_.2010

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