ERIC Number: ED216846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Year-Round Camping Through Adventure Education Programs. An Occasional Paper.
Baker, C. Woodson, III
Camping Magazine, Jan 1976
Methods must be looked at to implement the objectives of summer camp all year long if we are truly convinced of the impact camp can have in exposing children to their outdoor heritage, challenging their imaginations, and developing their minds and bodies. Every camp or outdoor program differs in content, method, and approach, though all are addressing needs and interest of youth through common themes of socialization, education, recreation, and personal growth. Adventure education is a process whereby learning takes place through direct experience and includes methods and a setting that are generally unfamiliar and exciting to the pupil. The outdoor adventure center is the careful joining of the summer camp and the conference center, offering a sound approach to year-round camp usage with innovative educational experience which is marketable and programmatically sound. When developing a year-round program the camp director must consider common objectives and resources of the summer camp and adventure education program, while examining potential and proven markets which include private and public schools, special populations, youth-at-risk, industry and business, and colleges and universities. The camp director must also consider structuring the calendar, staffing, safety and training, program evaluation, and program components (socialization, education, recreation, personal growth). (ERB)
Descriptors: Adults, Adventure Education, Camping, Exceptional Persons, Financial Support, High Risk Persons, Individual Development, Long Range Planning, Outdoor Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Recreational Activities, Safety, Social Development, Staff Development, Youth
American Camping Association Publications Service, Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN 46151 ($.50 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lingle (Bowman C.) Testamentary Trust, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Fund for Advancement of Camping, Chicago, IL.