ERIC Number: ED370724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Developing a College Outing Program.
This paper provides guidelines and examples for developing a college outdoor education program. From a literature review, an examination of existing college outdoor programs, and the author's personal experiences with outdoor programming at the California State University (Chico), the following 15 steps in developing a program were derived: (1) developing a statement of philosophy, goals, and objectives; (2) considering methods of outdoor programming and administration, including clubs, common adventure programs, educational programs, and guided programs; (3) establishing funding based on scientific and economic rationale; (4) developing a ranking of student outdoor recreation needs and user patterns; (5) developing a risk management strategy; (6) obtaining a site; (7) obtaining equipment; (8) establishing a transportation policy; (9) developing a program of outdoor adventure pursuits; (10) developing a marketing and publicity strategy; (11) developing a staff; (12) planning instruction for outdoor leaders; (13) developing files of accumulated program knowledge; (14) developing manuals for program policies and procedures; and (15) reassessing program needs and student needs. Contains 30 references. (LP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers: Outdoor Recreation
Note: In: Proceedings of the 1991 International Conference on Outdoor Recreation (October 17-19, 1992, Moscow, Idaho); see RC 019 109.