Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
Master of Science
This thesis was designed to investigate and identify key characteristics of successful camps, outdoor centers, and retreat centers. The study utilized a survey of selected camps and centers within the United States, in the Spring of 1996. The results were analyzed individually and as a whole. The findings indicated that certain key characteristics did exist and that these characteristics were major contributing factors to the success of the camps or centers. These findings were supported by the review of literature and the results of the survey, which highlighted these major areas of importance: Land and facilities, strategic planning and expansion, staffing, risk management, fiscal planning and administration, programming, and accreditation and certification.
Business Administration, Management, and Operations
Owens, Gregory S., "Investigation and Identification of Key Characteristics of Successful Camps and Retreat Centers" (1996). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 875.