ERIC Number: ED058988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Camp Project for Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Graders. Research and Development Report, Vol. V, No. 4, Summer 1971.
Kopp, Frederick S.; Barnes, Jarvis
The Title I (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) 1971 Summer Camp Project of the Atlanta Public Schools offered to a group of 427 seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade boys and girls of 5 1/2-day camping experience. Camp activities were directed at an attempt to integrate the children's knowledge of the outdoors with actual experience in nature and, at the same time, afford the children an opportunity for fresh air, exercise, and personal development. Also central to the meeting of camp goals was the life-style itself, which consisted of family-style meals, community living and bathing facilities, and competitive endeavors such as team sports and cabin competition. Evaluation of the program included the administration of the Coppersmith Self-Esteem Inventory, the All About Myself Scale, the Children's Form of the Manifest Anxiety Scale, and pre- and post-questionnaires relating directly to the camp experience. All aspects of the program were evaluated, with resulting recommendations in the areas of planning, facilities and equipment, staff, management and control, and participating students. A related document is ED055693. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.