Basic Camp Management

ISBN-10: 1606792083
ISBN-13: 9781606792087
Edition: 8th 2012
List price: $49.95
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Description: Manage your camp more effectively with the leading textbook for camp administration courses everywhere. The newly revised 8th edition of Basic Camp Management: An Introduction to Camp Administration provides overviews of 19 key areas that define  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Coaches Choice
Publication date: 2/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 430
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Manage your camp more effectively with the leading textbook for camp administration courses everywhere. The newly revised 8th edition of Basic Camp Management: An Introduction to Camp Administration provides overviews of 19 key areas that define successful camp operations, including the latest in outcomes and programming research, staff hiring and training, and business and technology, all of which are supported by nationally recognized standards from the American Camp Association. Topics include: 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; Health and Wellness Services; Food Service; Transportation; Marketing; Business and Finance; Volunteers; Evaluation and Strategic Planning; Professional Development

Armand Ball, a native of Louisiana, has spent most of his adult life in organized camping as director of faith-based and YMCA camps in Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and Minnesota, and then as chief executive of the American Camp Association. Currently, a resident of Sanibel Island, Florida, he has been active in the local conservation foundation, the city's below-market-rate housing foundation board, the city's park and recreation committee, and the board of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education of Florida Gulf Coast University. Listed in Who's Who in America since 1980, Armand was one of the founders of the International Camping Fellowship, and he served on its steering committee and as editor of their newsletter for a decade. He is now an emeritus member of the steering committee.

Beverly Ball, a native of Mississippi, has served in various positions in faithbased and YMCA camps in Tennessee and Minnesota, as well as a trainer for Gild Scouts of the USA at the local and national level. Her professional career has included work as a high school, teacher, church youth director, director of college faith-related student activities, and publications director for the American Camp Association. She has been active as a volunteer in conservation and wildlife organizations, including the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. From 1988 to 2009, Armand and Beverly have worked as Alpha Beta consultants with camps and organizations, as well as teaching training courses for camp directors across the United States and in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, and Venezuela. Their text, Basic Camp Management is available in English, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian, with an edition pending in Georgian and Spanish.

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