ERIC Number: ED129500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Family Leisure Time Patterns on Jewish Resident Camping.
Altman, S. Morton
Based on their geographical location and the relative size of their camp operation, 20 resident camps were asked to conduct 30 telephone interviews in their local community with parents of children who: still attended the camp, had previously attended the camp but did not return for the summer of 1973, or had never attended the camp. Responses were received from 16 camps and interviews were completed with 275 families. These parents were asked about their: reasons for sending or not sending their children to resident camp; preferences for a day camp or a resident camp; family leisure time and vacation patterns; summer activities; membership in synagogues, temples, and Jewish communal organizations; and socioeconomic background. Data were also obtained on family mobility and birth rate of the Jewish population. Some findings were: no significant relationship was found between a family's use of resident camp services and the extent to which they vacationed together; families with children attending resident camps in 1973 most frequently cited personal and social development of the child as the most important reasons for selecting this type of camp experience; and children were attending resident camps for shorter registration periods than children attending day camps. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Jewish Welfare Board, New York, NY.