ERIC Number: ED316800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-17
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P.E.E.R.: Dickinson College's Summer Gown/Town Program for Elementary Children.
Boytim, James A.
Dickinson College has operated the Program for Education, Enrichment, and Recreation (P.E.E.R.) for 66 children ages 7-11 since 1968. The program operates for an 8-week summer session for elementary school children who may benefit from a supervised, structured, small group experience. Swimming instruction is provided along with other sports, arts and crafts, reading sessions, field trips, and camping trips. A staff is selected each year to operate the program, including a coordinator with professional background, a student director, and 11 Dickinson College student counselors. Each counselor works with an age group of either boys or girls in a ratio of one counselor to six children. In addition, a lifeguard teaches swimming and supervises the pool area. Students are selected based on recommendations from teachers, counselors, staff of Cumberland County Children and Youth Services, or any professional who feels a child might benefit from the experience. Other higher education institutions are encouraged to find ways that will work on their campuses to provide supervised programs of education, enrichment, and recreation for children. (A P.E.E.R. brochure, list of program goals, evaluation form, training schedule, list of area responsibilities, and sample weekly schedule are included.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Cincinnati, OH, March 16-19, 1990).