ERIC Number: ED188841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Building Wellness Lifestyles: Administrator's Guide.
Koss, Larry; Ketcham, Michael
Prepared as a guide for summer camp administrators, this manual and this wellness program are built upon six principal concepts: enjoying fitness; eating well; taking care of oneself; enjoying life; relating to others; and being part of the world. Wellness is described as serving to awaken one's awareness to lifestyle norms and practices that contribute more to an illness culture than to a true state of fitness and health. The administrator's personal commitment to a wellness lifestyle is seen as essential to the program's success. Accordingly, a Lifestyle Assessment Inventory and an Individual Action Plan are included so the administrator may examine his lifestyle and consider a plan for change. A similar inventory aids in examining the degree to which wellness is part of a camp and assists in a program for improvement. A strategy for building wellness programs is outlined and discussed according to five developmental levels: analysis; support; program development; implementation; and evaluation. One task in the area of program development involves tempering the promotion of wellness to avoid obscuring and competing with the regular camp program. Another task involves working for a gradual and realistic change. Specific information is included on the development, implementation and maintenance of wellness programs. (AN)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Change Strategies, Concept Formation, Day Camp Programs, Drug Abuse, Eating Habits, Experiential Learning, Health Education, Life Style, Mental Health, Nutrition Instruction, Outdoor Education, Physical Health, Program Development, Relaxation Training, Resident Camp Programs, Self Concept, Sensitivity Training, Social Influences, Summer Programs, Values Education, Wellness
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: YMCA of Frost Valley, Montclair, NJ.; Human Resources Inst., Morristown, NJ.