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ERIC Number: ED067171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 37
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Historical Background and Development of Camping and Outdoor Education.
Rillo, Thomas J.
The purpose of this paper is to trace the development of camping and outdoor education in the United States. The early beginnings of camping are described along with the development of organized camps and the influences of urbanization on camping. The basic idea of education through camping is presented for each of the various types of organized camps: private camps, agency camps, church camps, and institutional camps. The historical background of school camping and outdoor education in the United States and the background of outdoor education in Michigan are described in detail. The influence of Life Camps, Inc., and its development into the Outdoor Education Association is described as an effective force in extending the outdoor education movement. (PS)
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