ERIC Number: ED332066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
N.C. Department of Human Resources Therapeutic Camping System. Camp E-MUN-TALEE, Camp E-TOH-KALU, Camp E-MA-HENWU, and Camp E-KU-SUMEE.
North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Youth Services.
This report describes North Carolina's Therapeutic Camping Program, an alternative treatment process for children between the ages of 10 and 15 who have behavioral problems and/or who are in conflict with the law. The program serves children who cannot function in a normal community, school, or family setting. This report describes the Therapeutic Camping Program itself and lists the seven steps necessary for admission to the program. The criteria for admission are discussed, including appropriate ages for campers, the need for a psychological or psychiatric evaluation and a demonstration of either conflict with the law or behavioral problems, the demonstration of functioning intelligence which will allow adaptation to the camp program, willingness of the prospective camper to participate and self-concern about his or her behavior, and good health in order to participate in the active physical program. The role of the parent, legal guardian, or parent substitute and the local referring agency service worker is also discussed. A map of the four therapeutic camps in North Carolina is included, as are the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the regional screening and referral committees for the four state regions. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Youth Services.
Note: The therapeutic camping system is operated under contract by Eckerd Family Youth Alternatives, Incorporated.