ERIC Number: ED054263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Camping Opportunities for Disadvantaged Youth: A Planning and Coordinating Guide.
Richards, Catharine V.
Although camps have made opportunities increasingly available to youth of poverty areas, little was reported about how successful their programs were. In addition, there persisted an uneasiness that the numbers of children and youth of poverty areas included in camping programs were not proportionate to the need. Local and national studies were undertaken to survey the camping scene and to report findings of camping opportunity projects. This guide to community planning, organizing and coordinating of camping opportunities for disadvantaged youth is based on data from many such sources, principally the National Camping Survey for Disadvantaged Youth completed in January 1969 under the direction of the Center for Research in Outdoor Recreation of Indiana University. This unpublished survey involved the Battelle Memorial Institute, the American Camping Association, Inc., and the National Recreation and Park Association in a detailed study of eight selected camps. Generalizations are drawn from the experiences of these camps and others. By following the general plan of action outlined herein for youth coordinators, any local officials may tap their community resources to provide year-round camping opportunities for young people disadvantaged by poverty. In communities where there are no youth coordinators, leadership may be provided by an existing community organization or a special committee appointed by the Mayor. Appended in the manual are lists of Federal, state, and university officials who might be able to provide some assistance. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Camping, Disadvantaged Youth, Outdoor Education, Recreation, Recreational Activities, Recruitment, Resident Camp Programs, Summer Programs, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.75)
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Authoring Institution: President's Council on Youth Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.