A boot camp for boys utilizes negative reinforcement and shock tactics in a controlled military-like environment to counteract destructive behavior. Usually, the boot camps aim at instilling high sense of structure and discipline in the attendees, similar to a military environment. Most boot camps for young men are grounded on the idea that instilling a high sense of discipline eventually lessens the negative behaviors of participants. Unfortunately, this does not always work. Boot camps for young men often lack the gentle, nurturing setting that a residential treatment center, wilderness therapy, or therapeutic boarding school may provide which yields greater success.