ERIC Number: ED225709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Junior Counselor Handbook for Multnomah County Outdoor School.
Millemann, Diane R.
During the fall and spring, 20-24 high school students volunteer as Junior Counselors at the Outdoor School, which provides approximately 7,000 Multnomah County (Oregon) sixth grade students with an opportunity to live and study at 1 of 5 leased resident camp sites. Junior Counselors are recommended by their high school counselors and selected by the Outdoor School staff. After a 2-day training workshop, Junior Counselors are specifically responsible for the health and welfare of a cabin group of students during their week-long stay. This handbook briefly describes the Outdoor School; the staff personnel; and the selection, qualifications, responsibilities, and evaluation of Junior Counselors. Information is provided on the policies pertaining to Junior Counselors; classroom and site visitations; permission forms; insurance; table manners; duty stations; rules for the Outdoor School; and health, safety, and emergency procedures for Junior Counselors. The handbook includes a clothing and equipment list; busing schedule; all-site map; directions to Outdoor School sites; daily schedule; suggestions for things to make, how to make the cabin a home, child management, moving children, and cabin-time activities; hints for discipline; a 74-item suggested reading list; and glossaries of terms used in animal study and of plant, soil and water words. (NQA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Multnomah Outdoor Education, Portland, OR.