ERIC Number: ED034342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Day Camping and Leisure Time Recreation Activities for the Mentally Retarded.
Orzak, Louis H.; And Others
An introduction to the need for day camp activities and recreational facilities for the retarded precedes a discussion of the problems involved: the recreational needs must be defined along with the nature of the programs; locations must be found; the costs of transportation and salaries must be assumed and budgeted; programs must be flexible and properly evaluated; and parents must cooperate with recreational staff. Information is supplied concerning various day camp programs with special attention on the Kennedy Center and the Y.M.C.A. Camp Tepee. Also considered is leisure time recreation centering around a program to supplement the half day school with a half day recreation program. The activities are reported as successful and it is suggested that they continue and increase. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Parents and Friends of Mentally Retarded Children of Bridgeport, Inc., CT.