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ERIC Number: EJ924437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Camp Thunderbird: Taking Flight with Dance and Physical Education for Special Populations
Keglon, Johnnye
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v82 n2 p32-34, 38 Feb 2011
This article describes the Dallas-based Camp Thunderbird, an enrichment program that brought together minority students in special education and students from general education for a summer of physical activity and the arts. Among the camp participants were students who functioned at a high level in the areas of autism spectrum disorders, mental retardation, behavioral or emotional disturbance, and other health impairments including orthopedic and auditory. The curriculum offered classes in dance, music, drama, and other activities. Positive testimonials from faculty and parents, as well as the progress seen in many of students, show the value of such programs.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A