ERIC Number: ED423095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Outdoor Living Skills: Instructors Manual for Administering the OLS Program in a Camp and for Teaching the Program Leader Course. Revised Edition.
American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.
This manual is designed as a tool for teaching and administering the Outdoor Living Skills (OLS) program in a camp and for training program leaders. Introductory sections address the following: (1) program overview and program materials; (2) people and their environment (physiological and psychological concerns of children and youth, understanding differences, minimum-impact camping, and partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service); (3) goals, philosophy, and materials of the OLS Youth Program; (4) guidelines for teaching adults and handling groups; and (5) four tiers of adult roles in the OLS program, skills and knowledge needed by instructors and outdoor leaders, and program planning. Guidelines and session plans are provided for instructors of program leaders. The program leaders' basic course has eight sessions, and the advanced course has seven. Sessions cover such topics as working with groups, developmental characteristics of children and youth, teaching methods, safety and first aid, food and tools, knots, map and compass, trip planning, and teaching in the outdoors. Each session plan includes an outline, time and materials needed, location, instructor guidelines, and topical materials. Appendices contain information resources, activities to demonstrate competence at five skill levels, a skills chart, a program leader application, and an OLS materials order form. An index is included. (SAS)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Camping, Environmental Education, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Lesson Plans, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Program Administration, Skills, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
American Camping Association, Inc., 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902; toll-free phone: 800-428-2267. ($21.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.