Basic Camp Management

Armand and Beverly Ball

Basic Camp Management: An Introduction to Camp Administration (Ninth Edition) is a comprehensive guide to camp administration for camp administrators, recreation and leisure professionals, college students, and youth development workers. This book provides overviews of the key areas that define successful camp operations.  This edition’s major additions include understanding the mental, emotional, and social health (MESH) of campers and staff; considerations for new construction; laws, contracts, and fraud reduction; programs for campers with special needs; training food service personnel and supporting special diets; resources for first-time supervisors; fund raising, grants, and planned giving; developing a professional portfolio; child protection; international camping and international staff; and inclusiveness policies.

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  • Staffing and Staff Training
  • Programming
  • Budget Development
  • Site Management
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Customizable Templates
  • Organizational Charts
  • Checkpoints for Implementation