ERIC Number: ED133675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Prevention of Potential Juvenile Delinquency Through Camping.
Kiddie Kamp Corp., Boston, MA.
A two-year demonstration project, to determine whether a short-term (30 days) summer camp experience could contribute to prevention of juvenile delinquency, found that camping induced positive attitudinal change and improved adjustment to school. The project involved 200 adolescent boys from varied social backgrounds who were selected on evidence of anti-social behavior and potential for dropping out of school. In addition, information was obtained from a group of nonproject campers and noncampers in order to evaluate their summer experiences for purposes of camparison. Actual program methodology emphasized group dynamics and sensitivity training in organized camping activities and staff-camper relations. Program evaluation formed around data collected before, during, and after camp sessions; camper self-report schemes and counselor observation sheets were analyzed to measure change. Statistical analysis of pre-and post-measures showed positive change in a camper's attitudes toward self, peer group, and authority. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Change, Delinquency Prevention, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Resident Camp Programs, Summer Programs, Youth
National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (HC $3.00, MF $0.95, order number PB-215-435)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kiddie Kamp Corp., Boston, MA.