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CAM401 Foundations of Camping & Outdoor Education

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the history, philosophies, and current trends within the outdoor education and organized camping movement. The following major topics will be addressed: centralized vs. de-centralized programming; residential & wilderness environments; needs-based & age graded programming. Students will be introduced to the roles that many of the major professional organizations play, such as the American Camping Association, Christian Camping International, Association for Experiential Education, and Association for Challenge Course Technology. Students will develop and clearly articulate a solid, philosophic approach to developing a camping ministry.