ERIC Number: ED260883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Planning a Class Camping Trip. ERIC Digest: Outdoor Education.
Little, Mickey; Peterson, Lin
A well-planned class camping trip is a learning adventure which develops personal values, generates lifelong learning skills, encourages group cooperation, and enhances knowledge of and appreciation for natural environments. This digest is a guide to help teachers offer this unique learning opportunity to their students. Separate sections present prerequisites for the trip (group goals/objectives); basic considerations (group age, skills, available time, travel modes/distances, weather); activities to provide specific learning expectations; assessment of sites and facilities; and options for grouping adults/students to maintain a 1 to 8-12 ratio. Another section details required advance planning activities: determining goals, preparing activity schedules, reviewing camping skills, training adult leaders, scheduling transportation, reserving camp sites, determining costs, collecting payments, preparing for weather and emergency situations, making a kaper chart to distribute camp chores, choosing menus, securing food supplies, procuring camping equipment, reviewing safety procedures, making emergency plans, defining/discussing group rules and regulations, and determining school policies and procedures. A section suggests follow-up activities: continuing classroom learning experiences, cleaning and returning equipment, writing thank-you notes, and preparing written student and adult evaluation reports. A final section lists resources for finding information on camping skills, trip planning, adventure activities, recreation programs, touring, program administration, etc. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.