ERIC Number: ED303312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Basic Camp Management: An Introduction to Camp Administration. Second Edition.
Ball, Armand; Ball, Beverly
From its perspective of experience in the field, this book offers practical and specific guidance for successfully managing an organized summer camp. It may also serve as a beginning orientation for potential camp directors, a quick reference for experienced directors, or a text for entry level courses in practical camp administration. This second edition updates materials to the latest version of American Camping Association's national standards manual. Topics include: (1) the camp director's role and responsibilities; (2) program design; (3) recruitment, organization, training, and supervision of staff; (4) recruitment and preparation of campers; (5) site preparation; (6) legal and regulatory matters; (7) operation and supervision of program services and central support services; (8) evaluation of program and staff; (9) finances; and (10) volunteers. Appendices list governmental, international, and national organizational resources. This book contains 239 references for additional reading on administration, aquatics, committees and volunteers, campcraft and outdoor living skills, environmental education, site and facilities, food services, handicrafts, health services, Indian lore and crafts, land sports, music and art, recreational and program activities, religious emphasis, special populations, counseling, staff supervision and training, and winter programs. (SV)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Camping, Personnel Management, Program Administration, Program Budgeting, Program Design, Recruitment, Resource Materials
American Camping Association, Bradford Woods, 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($10.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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