ERIC Number: ED256539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
1984 Annual Report of the American Camping Association.
American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.
The 1984 American Camping Association (ACA) annual report reviews trends and successes of the year. A preliminary message from ACA President Charles Kujawa recognizes the year's significant progress and indicates nine specific examples of success, including implementation of the Association Directions Study, approval of new camp standards, establishment of the National Endowment Development Committee, and ACA's stronger link with the public sector. A message from the executive vice president suggests three issues ACA may address in the future: interpreting the critical role organized camp experience has in the total educational experience of youth, keeping public and private institutions informed to insure sponsorship of campers, and developing tools for camp directors to utilize in building a strong and organizational base. A review of plans for the years 1984-1990 notes a system for short-term planning and five intermediate goals. The review proceeds to discuss new approved association standards, Camping Magazine's growth, increased membership, awards presented, government relations with an emphasis on child nutrition legislation, educational services, public relations, publication sales and development of the new Select-A-Camp service, and research activities. Financial data are provided and include comparisons between ACA fiscal years 1983 and 1984. Contributors, life members, Acorn Society members, national board, committee and staff members are listed. (PM/ERB)
Descriptors: Awards, Camping, Educational Research, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Group Membership, Inservice Education, Management Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives, Organizations (Groups), Planning, Private Financial Support, Public Relations, Resident Camp Programs, Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.