ERIC Number: ED305189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Background Papers for the Private Independent Camps Colloquium, "Designing for Success in the 90's" (Itasca, Illinois, October 13-15, 1988).
Chenery, Mary Faeth, Ed.
These papers examine societal forces and demographic trends that will affect private camping in the next decade. Each paper begins with an executive summary. The body of each paper then documents the conclusions and speculates on the implications for camping. Reference lists also are provided. "American Values and Organized Camping" by F. M. LaBarre assesses the current status of values related to the family, family traditions, the "yuppie" lifestyle, the work ethic, and personal orientation to either relationships or self-fulfillment. "The Faces of the 80's: Changes and Challenges for Camping" by C. M. Cole discusses influences on today's children: divorce, single parent families, working mothers, technology, drug and alcohol abuse, and television. "The Range of Summer Recreation Opportunities for American Youth" by F. M. LaBarre: (1) provides an overview of national youth agencies that offer summer camping; (2) describes summer sports programs and trends in family vacations; and (3) explores the local options for youth in Eugene, Oregon. "What's Happening in Education and Child Care: Implications for the Camping Field" by K. DeGraaf discusses the possible impact on camper enrollment of current trends: year-round education, expanded summer programs at schools and universities, outdoor education funded by school districts, and the increasing need for child care. "Challenges of Camp Staff Recruitment in the 1990's" by D. DeGraaf examines the changing profile of the American college student, rising college costs, the increasing competition for seasonal staff, and several innovative recruitment strategies. (SV)
Descriptors: Camping, Children, College Students, Educational Trends, Family Influence, Higher Education, Recruitment, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns, Summer Programs
American Camping Association, Bradford Woods, 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.