ERIC Number: ED106010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct-6
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Canadian Camping Association Outdoor Education Conference (La Caleche, Ste-Agathe, Que, October 3-6, 1974.
Canadian Camping Association.
The proceedings of the National Outdoor Education Conference include 3 addresses on outdoor education and camping and 3 workshops reports, representing the input of some 60 delegates from every part of Canada. Emphasizing living and learning, quality of life, and utilization of the environment, the speeches are aimed at defining and clarifying the role of camping in outdoor education. The workshop report on "Contemporary Issues in Outdoor Education" considers the following topics: needs and issues; a descriptive statement; program content; criteria for selecting activities; leadership development, models, and principles; problems in implementation; outdoor education committees; economic issues, lease, rental, and purchase of sites; strategies for making deliberations known; and the relationship of camps. The workshop report on "Nature Awareness in Camping's Role" deals with: nature awareness definitions; learning criteria; components for learning; staff training and education; role of the camp director and the camp naturalist; environmental maintenance standards; and implementation of nature awareness programs. The workshop report on "Outdoor Education Guidelines for Camp" details major objectives; camp resources for outdoor education; staffing patterns; and administration and implementation procedures. (JC)
Descriptors: Camping, Conference Reports, Costs, Criteria, Environmental Education, Guidelines, Leadership Training, Learning Activities, Nature Nurture Controversy, Objectives, Outdoor Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Resources, Site Selection, Speeches, Staff Role, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Camping Association.
Identifiers - Location: Canada