ERIC Number: ED264061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
1985 Parents' Guide to Accredited Camps. Ninth Annual Edition.
American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.
The ninth annual edition of the listing of American Camping Association camps provides information for parents on choosing a camp, brief descriptions of approximately 1,900 camps, and 5 indexes. A narrative section offers information on how to look for a camp, special needs campers, kinds of camps, accreditation, contacting a camp, budgeting, preparing a child for camp, and the camp job market for young adults. The major portion of the directory lists day and resident camps alphabetically by state. Each entry provides a camp name; date founded; address and telephone number; director/operator name; clientele--mostly school-age children, some adults and families; fees; capacity; housing facilities; optional director's comment; and date of information. Sixty-one specialized activities are noted in a separate index arranged by state, then by camp name on an activities grid. A special clientele index lists 19 special needs with camps serving those needs arranged alphabetically by state, then by camp need; notation is made for mainstreaming or specialized programs. An on-site director index, a certified camp director index, and an alphabetical list by camp name with state are also included. A parent/camper questionnaire to set goals and priorities for camping is provided and photos throughout the text show typical camping scenes. (LFL)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Camping, Correctional Rehabilitation, Day Camp Programs, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Economically Disadvantaged, Emotional Disturbances, Experiential Learning, Family Involvement, Intercultural Programs, Older Adults, Outdoor Education, Resident Camp Programs, Special Programs, Youth Employment
American Camping Association, Bradford Woods, 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($18.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.