ERIC Number: ED238653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report of the American Camping Association, 1983.
American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.
The 1983 annual report of the American Camping Association (ACA) reviews trends and successes of the year. ACA President Charles Kujawa specifies trends affecting ACA which are paralleled by salient ideas in John Naisbitt's book, "Megatrends." Armand Ball, ACA Executive Vice President, notes changes, including a positive financial picture, revised standards, increased emphasis on leadership education for camp staff, and increasing membership. A review of the year discusses long-range planning, government relations, membership, publications, public relations, standards, and education (including the official change from the old term "leadership training" to "education"). Financial data are provided, including comparisons of fiscal years 1982 and 1983. The mission and goals of ACA are set forth, and include contributing to the mental and physical well-being of children and adults by extending the educational and recreational benefits of outdoor living and fostering development of awareness and appreciation of the interdependence of all living and non-living resources along with a sense of stewardship for them; encouraging maintenance of high professional practice for camp leadership and in camps; and promoting public interest and participation in organized camping. Contributors, life members, national board and committee members, ACA trustees, and national staff are listed. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.