ERIC Number: ED543502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1947
Reference Count: N/A
Camping and Outdoor Experiences in the School Program. Bulletin, 1947, No. 4
Mackintosh, Helen K.
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
In the field of camping and outdoor education, it is essential that public schools be prepared to meet the needs and the demands of the next few years for this important service and take advantage of the almost unlimited possibilities for vitalizing the school curriculum. A few schools have recognized the possibilities of camping and outdoor experience as an integral part of an educational program, or as a contributing part. Such groups as the National Resources Planning Board, American Association of School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation have set forth statements in reports or yearbooks advocating camping as a type of experience which should be made available to all youth of secondary school age, and to elementary school children with certain limitations as to age. This bulletin is prepared for school superintendents, school board members, parents, teachers, supervisors, and all persons who should be concerned with a program of camping and outdoor experiences for school children. It is designed to give as many illustrations as are available of programs developed by individual school systems. Some of the suggestions offered show that beginnings can be made simply and without much expenditure of money. The important thing is genuine interest and understanding of the basic issues that need to be met in establishing camping and outdoor experience as a part of the total school program. Although illustrations have been drawn from the elementary school field, the bulletin should be suggestive for secondary schools as well. A bibliography is provided. (Contains 28 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Physical Education, Outdoor Education, School Activities, Recreational Activities, Superintendents, Educational Change, Boards of Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Youth Programs, Urban Schools, Laboratory Schools, Rural Schools, Agriculture, Educational Facilities, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education, Program Development
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Indiana; Maryland; Michigan; New Jersey; New York; Washington