Basic Camp Management: An Introduction to Camp Administration (7th Edition)

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Ari Ackerman
423 pages
Manage your camp more effectively with the leading textbook for camp administration courses everywhere, including the American Camping Association`s Basic Camp Director Course. The authors, seasoned and respected professionals, share their expertise in seventeen insightful and newly revised chapters filled with resources, useful examples, and a wealth of important information on topics important to all camp administrators:
  • The Tradition of Camping
  • What Is the Camp Director`s Job?
  • Where Does the Program Begin?
  • The Participant
  • Designing the Program
  • Personnel Organization
  • Personnel Recruitment
  • Staff Orientation and Training
  • Staff Supervision and Performance Appraisal
  • Selection, Development, and Maintenance of the Site
  • Risk Management
  • Operation and Supervision: Central Administrative Services
  • Marketing
  • Business and Finance
  • Volunteers
  • Evaluation and Reporting
  • Professional Growth
It is increasingly critical for camps to prove their importance in the youth-development arena by providing measurable outcomes. This new edition helps you meet the needs of campers, parents, and staff in professional, outcome-driven ways-in a more user and Internet friendly format.