ERIC Number: ED223379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Camp Director Education Curriculum Guide. Camp Administration Series.
Stein, Sue, Ed.
Part of Project STRETCH, a special personnel preparation grant, this guide contains 13 units on the practical and philosophical areas practitioners, educators, and consumers believed should be included in a basic course for administration of an organized camp: growth and development special populations, camp director's role, philosophy and objectives, program, organizational design, staff, interpreting the camp's value, evaluation, health and safety, food service, business and finance, and site and facilities. Each unit consists of six sections: rationale, basic core competency (a generalized description of the participant's behavior upon completing the unit), areas to be covered to reach the basic core competency, suggested learning activities, assessment methods, and recommended sources (books, films, tapes, etc., related to the areas to be covered and suggested learning activities). All units are numbered in the recommended sequence to be presented or studied. The guide also includes brief discussions of camp director education and of the camp director education facilitator as an adult educator. Appendices include forms for needs assessment, core curriculum planning, and evaluation; list of national organizations and denominations with camping programs and their resources for camp director education; conceptual diagram for organizing a philosophy of camping; and sample outline for a basic camp director education course. (NQA)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Adult Education, Camping, Core Curriculum, Disabilities, Learning Activities, Outcomes of Education, Outdoor Education, Program Development, Resource Materials
American Camping Association, Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.