ERIC Number: ED055694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Camping: Administration, Counseling, Programming.
Shivers, Jay S.
Within the classical framework of the camp counselor's role, this 446-page book discusses the details of everyday camp life and the dynamics of the counselor's role, as well as providing a philosophical frame of reference for the values of outdoor education and of ecology. Beginning with a history of organized camping in the United States, Part I explores the problems of camp administration, operation, and development--all based on accountability, legal requirements, and basic philosophy. Part II deals with the counselor's role in camp reflected through the dynamics of group living, camper behavior problems, peer relationships, and the counselor's qualifications, obligations, and conduct. Part III uses the natural sciences as a point of departure for outdoor camp activities and delves into survival techniques, exploration, nature study, campcrafts, and campfire activities. Included are Appendix A (proper foods), Appendix B (a child permission form and a counselor employment contract), a list of 106 selected references, a list of 41 films and filmstrips, and a subject index. (MJB)
Descriptors: Activities, Administration, Camping, Counselors, Legal Responsibility, Natural Sciences, Organization, Outdoor Education, Philosophy, Program Development
Appleton-Century-Crofts/New Century, Educational Division, Meredith Corporation, 440 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016 ($9.45 plus handling)
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