ERIC Number: ED303013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Camping Out: An Outdoor Education Program.
Camping Out is an outdoor education program designed to meet the needs of hearing-impaired, mentally retarded children. The program aims to help children overcome language deficits and restrictions of their limited environments while learning recreation skills which can enhance their motor, cognitive, and affective skills. The program covers seven instructional areas: importance of camping, setting up/taking down a tent, care and use of a sleeping bag, hiking, care and use of a daypack or backpack, building and putting out a campfire, and daily living skills. Each section (except the last) lists target vocabulary associated with that skill, a detailed task analysis of steps involved in each activity, and suggestions for teaching each step. Assessment tools are designed to record the skills of an individual student in all content areas and to monitor the performance of an entire group on each skill unit. Flash cards are used to aid in instruction of the target vocabulary. Implementation of the program is aided by providing: suggested activities for teaching the vocabulary, a glossary of signs for the vocabulary words, recommendations and price ranges for equipment, a continuum of instructional settings for the program, and a checklist of supplies for an outdoor experience. (JDD)
Descriptors: Camping, Daily Living Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Hearing Impairments, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Partial Hearing, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
Communication Skill Builders, Therapy Skill Builders, 3830 E. Bellevue, P.O. Box 42050, Tucson, AZ 85733 ($24.95, Catalog No. 7557).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A