ERIC Number: ED223381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Awareness Workshop Resource Packet. Serving Persons With Disabilities Through Camping. Camp Administration Series.
Stein, Cindy, Ed.
The resource packet is an aid for coordinators organizing an awareness workshop on camping for the disabled or for camp directors in orienting staff to camping for persons with physical or mental handicaps. Section I covers the status of camping for the disabled, different types of disabilities, serving campers with certain handicapping conditions, and pros and cons of mainstreaming versus special camps. Section II examines important aspects of mainstreaming disabled campers, benefits for everyone involved in mainstreaming, how to adapt games for both disabled and able-bodied campers, and offers a list of mainstreaming resource materials. Section III contains a list of 36 audiovisual materials useful in learning about disabilities and how disabilities affect both disabled and able-bodied persons. Section IV presents simulation exercises for able-bodied persons to learn what it might feel like to have a disability. Section V discusses methods of recruiting disabled campers and how to assess whether a child is ready for an integrated camping experience. Section VI lists more than 100 advocate organizations for the disabled. Section VII contains references to major Federal legislation, information on American Camping Association's Standards for the handicapped, and citations of publications on funding sources for planning a camp for the disabled. (ERB)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Audiovisual Aids, Camping, Disabilities, Experiential Learning, Information Sources, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Resource Materials, Training Methods, Workshops
American Camping Association, Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($4.95 plus $1.00 or plus shipping cost).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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.