ERIC Number: ED216849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Group Experience: The Essence of Camping. An Occasional Paper.
Brower, Robert; Brower, Mary
Camping Magazine, Jan 1980
Five propositions related to the values of the group experience in camping are argued: (1) the group experience is the essence of camping; (2) groups influence behavior and enhance mental health; (3) camps serve a variety of purposes; (4) knowledge of group dynamics can influence camp outcomes; and (5) good camps benefit society. An elaboration on these five propositions clarifies their meaning, and supports them with research, logic, and experience. (Author/AH)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Camping, Group Dynamics, Group Experience, Living Learning Centers, Outdoor Education, Self Concept, Social Influences, Social Values
American Camping Assoc. Publications Service, Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN 46151 ($.50 plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lingle (Bowman C.) Testamentary Trust, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Fund for Advancement of Camping, Chicago, IL.