ERIC Number: ED245852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
"What's New In Camping Research?" Abstracts of the Proceedings of the American Camping Association National Convention (San Diego, California, February 27-March 3, 1984).
Henderson, Karla A., Comp.; Bialeschki, M. Deborah, Comp.
Twenty abstracts represent papers on: an agenda for camping research, use of alternative learning environments in an outdoor setting for emotionally disturbed children and youth, effects of specialized camping program on coronary heart disease risk factors in children, efficacy of physical activity programs for overweight pre-adults at specialized camps, effect of rapelling on the state-anxiety and palmar sweat of fifth graders, and impact of short-term adventure camp on self-concept and anxiety in Japanese adolescents. Also included are abstracts on the influence of tent counselors on children's creativity in residential camps, outdoor leadership competencies, effect of three training methods on teaching preparation of counselor-teachers in a residential environmental education program, job satisfaction among returning camp counselors, selected biographical and personality characteristics contributing to leadership effectiveness of Colorado Outward Bound School instructors, use of behavior modification to control inappropriate residential camp behavior, and women's outdoor adventure programming. The final abstracts cover the economic impact of Massachusetts children's camps, perceived importance of selected outdoor education activities, parental feedback in evaluating Camp Limberlost for disadvantaged children, use of scenarios to forecast camping's future, development of "Leave no Trace" programs for camps, influence of winter interdisciplinary outdoor education program on middle school students' attitudes, and the AMIC Residential Summer Camp for autistic children. (SB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adventure Education, Anxiety, Autism, Behavior Modification, Camping, Children, Creativity, Disease Incidence, Educational Research, Exceptional Persons, Females, Job Satisfaction, Leadership, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Program Evaluation, Recreational Activities, Resident Camp Programs, Self Concept, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Recreation Resources Center.
Note: For a related document, see ED 213 706.