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Author Shivers, Jay Sanford, 1930-

Title Programming recreational services / Jay S. Shivers.

Imprint Sudbury, MA : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  790.069 Sh69p 2011    ---  Available
Description xxi, 433 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Written for recreational practitioners at every level, Programming Recreational Services is based on the author's 60 years of active involvement in a variety of recreational activities. This text offers observations of facilities and recreational experiences throughout the world, assessments of recreational participation, and an understanding of the organization, operation, and management of recreational services." "Designed to address recreation services from two perspectives - those who deliver the services and those who receive the services - this text offers a base from which a recreational service program can be delivered and provides programming ideas that can be easily assimilated by both recreationists and laypeople. Special emphasis is offered in terms of activity techniques, cost factors, facilities, and supplies and equipment as well as the leadership skills involved in the promotion of a comprehensive and well-balanced recreational program."--Jacket.
Contents Part I. The nature of programming. The program and its components -- Demographics: the population to be served -- Needs assessment and satisfaction -- Adaptation -- Computer applications in programming -- The environment: natural and artificial settings -- Program development.
Part II. The recreational program categories. Art as experience -- Crafts -- Invitation to dance -- The play's the thing -- Education -- Motor skills -- Aquatic activities -- The community music program -- Camping and nature-oriented activities -- Practical nature science activities -- Nature exploration and trips -- Service activities -- Social experiences -- Special events -- Program evaluation.
Subject Recreation.
Recreation. (OCoLC)fst01091713
ISBN 9780763751982 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0763751987 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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