Goals and Outcome Objectives for the BCDC

Goal One - To present the basics of camp management in 13 core areas of the organized body of knowledge.

  • Outcome Objective: Participants will have a basic knowledge of key concepts/terms, general operational practices, and minimum competencies for each of the 13 core areas.
  • Outcome Objective: Participants will share experiences and compare techniques for the management of their operations and programs.

Goal Two - To expand their network of peers and develop a community of professionals in a "camp like" atmosphere.

  • Outcome Objective: Through informal discussions and participatory learning techniques participants will expand the number of people they know in the camp/conference/retreat center profession.
  • Outcome Objective: Participants will have opportunities to test ideas and receive feedback freely.

Goal Three - To provide an introduction to self-directed learning and the participants' role in their own professional development process.

  • Outcome Objective: Participants will assess their knowledge in the 13 core areas of the organized camp body of knowledge.
  • Outcome Objective: Participants will discuss how to continue to acquire information about the body of knowledge and identify self-directed learning opportunities that provide for continuing professional development.

For more information and dates of courses, contact Melany Irvin, mirvin@ACAcamps.org.

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