ERIC Number: ED226904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Camping for Persons with Disabilities. Student Guide to Home Study. Camp Administration Series.
Carter, Marcia Jean
The home study student guide for "Camping for Persons with Disabilities" begins with a brief overview of the conduct of the course, the desired outcomes of camp director education, instructions on phases I and II of home study, a student needs assessment form, a reading checklist, a student vita form, an individualized plan of work, and a list of suggested learning activities. The learning assignments consist of eight lessons outlined in terms of desired competency area, suggested readings, objectives, and discussion. Among the competencies listed are: knowledge of historical and current status of camping opportunities for persons with special needs; knowledge of common characteristics and needs of persons with intellectual, physical, and social or emotional disabilities; knowledge of common developmental impairments frequently associated with specific disabilities and implications for the camp setting; knowledge of and ability to analyze barriers for participation (attitudinal, architectural, etc., and select methods of decreasing or eliminating them); knowledge of principles of program planning; ability to develop a program plan for persons with special needs; knowledge of the effect of segregated and integrated populations on disabled and non-disabled persons; and knowledge of agencies and resources for additional assistance or referral. An appendix provides supplementary reading materials. (BRR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Administrator Education, Adult Education, Camping, Competency Based Education, Correspondence Study, Disabilities, Independent Study, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Outdoor Education, Program Development, Records (Forms), Resource Materials, Student Teacher Relationship
American Camping Association, Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902.
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.