ERIC Number: ED225703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Camp Courageous of Iowa Staff Manual.
Camp Courageous of Iowa, Monticello.
Designed as a useful and practical tool for the staff at Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round residential camp serving all handicapped individuals, the manual outlines safety rules for camp activities, characteristics of the mentally and physically handicapped, and a general description of the camp and its objectives. Contents of the manual include job descriptions (i.e. counselor, activity specialist, camp director, nurse, food supervisor); policies and procedures for emergency, staff, kitchen, and cabin; descriptions of causes and characteristics of the mentally handicapped and physically disabled; tips for caring for campers with special needs (wheelchair safety, feeding techniques, positioning and handling); communication with the deaf camper (language of sign and finger spelling); and dealing with behavior problems. Information on camper health provides general camper care, nursing policies, first aid, and procedures for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and artificial respiration. Descriptions of 25 camping activities offer objectives for activity, safety rules, procedures, and equipment to use. A 52-item bibliography and forms for camper application and evaluation, as well as employment are included. (ERB)
Descriptors: Attendants, Disabilities, Handicap Identification, Health Services, Individual Characteristics, Occupational Information, Older Adults, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Policy, Resident Camp Programs, Sign Language
Camp Courageous of Iowa, P.O. Box 514, Monticello, IA 52310 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Camp Courageous of Iowa, Monticello.