ERIC Number: ED422152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Including People with Disabilities in Camp Programs: A Resource for Camp Directors.
Roswal, Glenn M., Ed.; Dowd, Karen J., Ed.; Bynum, Jerry W., Ed.
Written primarily by camp administrators affiliated with the National Easter Seal Society, this publication is designed to help camp directors meet the challenges of including campers of all abilities in their camp programs. The first section provides an overview of the inclusion concept in general and at camp, and discusses legal and medical considerations. Chapters are: "The Inclusion Concept" (Jeff Smith); "Meeting the Mandate: Americans with Disabilities Act" (Martin E. Block, Mel L. Horton, Andi Reed); "A Camp Inclusion Model" (Martin E. Block, Mel L. Horton, Timothy D. Davis, Jane Carr, Mary Ellen Ross); and "Medical Considerations" (Barbara Daschner). In the second section, guidelines for developing model outdoor activity programs address such issues as accessible facilities and equipment, safety, staff selection and training, and adapted instruction. Chapters are: "Adventure Programs" (Eric Dresser, Deb Duerk, Joe Baggot); "Archery" (Martin E. Block, Mel L. Horton); "Canoeing" (Karen Hensley, Wynn Lewis); "Equestrian" (Peggy Smith); "Fishing" (Dan Gilliland); "Golf" (Martin E. Block, Linda K. Bunker); "Outdoor Adventure Trips" (Glenn M. Roswal, Tom Collier, Eric Dresser, Jill Hembree); "Sailing" (Mike Currence, John Todd, Sarane McHugh); "Swimming" (Sally L. Walker, Cheryl Bynum); "Technology" (Todd Lowther); and "Winter Activities" (Ken Saville). The final section, compiled by Diane Mathews, lists resources with contact information: professional organizations, clearinghouses for disability information, special activity resources, publications, and Easter Seal residential camps. Also included are a glossary of selected disability terms, a list of contributors, and "Ten Commandments" for people in the helping professions. Contains references or additional resources in each chapter. (SV)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adapted Physical Education, Adventure Education, Athletics, Camping, Disabilities, Information Sources, Normalization (Disabilities), Outdoor Activities, Professional Associations, Teaching Methods
American Camping Association, 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($31.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.