Basic camp management: an introduction to camp administration

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American Camping Association, Jan 1, 1990 - Business & Economics - 252 pages
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This book is the primary text for the Certified Camp Director Program and the Basic Camp Directors Course sponsored by the American Camping Association (Indiana). It provides an orientation for new and prospective camp directors and a quick reference for experienced camp directors. The book covers the following topics: (1) an historical overview of the tradition of camping and types of camps; (2) the camp director's job including administrative roles and responsibilities; (3) the purpose, goals, and objectives of the camp; (4) programming designed to meet the objectives of the camp, including an explanation of centralized and decentralized philosophies of camping; (5) staff recruitment and organization; (6) marketing and promotion; (7) camper recruitment and retention; (8) site and facility preparation; (9) risk-management program including record keeping and retention, accident/incident reports, determining local laws, and insurance; (10) staff orientation and training; (11) supervision of staff; (12) operation and supervision of program services; (13) central support services such as health, food, and transportation services; (14) evaluation and reporting; (15) business and finance, including budgeting, purchasing, and accounting systems; (16) volunteer and committee structures; and (17) professionalism of camping. Listed at the end of each chapter are references to the American Camping Association Standards for Day and Resident Camps and to the Self Assessment of Additional Professional Practices. Appendices include sample job descriptions, camping resource organizations, and resource books. (LP)

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