ERIC Number: ED154549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Involving Impaired, Disabled, and Handicapped Persons in Regular Camp Programs.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. Information and Research Utilization Center.
The publication provides some broad guidelines for serving impaired, disabled, and handicapped children in nonspecialized or regular day and residential camps. Part One on the rationale and basis for integrated camping includes three chapters which cover mainstreaming and the normalization principle, the continuum of services (or Cascade System) for inconvenienced individuals, and the rights and responsibilities of campers. Practical approaches to integrated camping are the focus of Part Two, with chapters on the following topics (sample subtopics are in parentheses): philosophical considerations (values and goals of integrated camping); matching camps and campers (recruiting campers and assessment of readiness for an integrated camping experience); facilitating adjustment to an integrated camp (parent's role, orientation of camp personnel, grouping campers, and the group experience); adapting activities (active games and sports and specific activity adaptations); and administrative concerns (the facility, staff requirements, insurance and protection, and evaluation procedures). Also provided are descriptions of audiovisual and additional printed materials. Bibliographies are given for most of the chapters in the document. Appendixes include a list of organizations and publications concerned with inconvenienced individuals, guidelines for obtaining information through the home interview and from professionals, a brief paper on evaluation, and reprints of seven articles on camping programs and recreation for handicapped children. (SBH)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Administration, Camping, Day Camp Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Guidelines, Handicapped Children, Mainstreaming, Normalization (Handicapped), Resident Camp Programs, Social Adjustment, Student Evaluation
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Information and Research Utilization Center, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($7.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. Information and Research Utilization Center.
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