ERIC Number: ED213706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
"What's New in Camping Research?" Abstracts. 1982 American Camping Association National Convention (New York City, NY, March 1-6, 1982).
Henderson, Karla A., Comp.; Bialeschki, M. Deborah, Comp.
Abstracts are presented of twelve presentations made at the March 1982 National Convention of the American Camping Association: (1) the operations and environment of a summer residential camp serving individuals with disabilities, and the relationships among staff members' perceptions of the organizational climate, acceptance of self, acceptance of others, and cohesiveness; (2) self-concept change in young adults as a result of their employment in an organized summer camp; (3) the economic impact of childrens' camps in Massachusetts; (4) long range planning and marketing research for nonprofit or commercial camps; (5) disease incidence at a summer resident camp; (6) the effects of high adventure activities on adolescent self concept; (7) the effects of instructional strategies on the acquisition of knowledge and skill in outdoor pursuits; (8) an assessment and guide to adventure oriented programs in organized camp settings; (9) guidelines for integrating mentally retarded persons into regular day and residential camps; (10) outdoor education programs for gifted elementary and secondary students; (11) personal needs of resident summer camp staff members; and (12) using qualitative research to evaluate the summer experiences of camp staff. (JD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adventure Education, Camping, Disease Incidence, Exceptional Persons, Individual Needs, Long Range Planning, Mainstreaming, Marketing, Organizational Climate, Outdoor Activities, Recreational Activities, Resident Camp Programs, Self Concept, Staff Development, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.