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"The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership is the only peer-reviewed journal published in the United States with a specific focus on the areas of outdoor recreation, education, and leadership. Through this collaborative effort between the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education, the Wilderness Education Association, and the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, the journal focuses on improving research and practice and reducing the disparity between the two in the represented disciplines.

"The journal's mission is to improve outdoor recreation, education, and leadership through the publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts. Publishing articles which contribute to the development of theory and practice is a guiding principle of the publication. The journal solicits high-quality manuscripts from authors inside and outside of academia. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts (relevant to outdoor recreation, education, or leadership) in the following three categories: (1) Regular Papers, (2) Essays, Practices and Commentaries, and (3) Research Notes. See more within Author Guidelines in the About tab." - https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/jorel/


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Volume 13 | Issue 2



NEW ISSUE

Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership

Editor

Bruce Martin, Ohio University


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The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership is the only peer-reviewed journal published in the United States with a specific focus on the areas of outdoor recreation, education, and leadership. Through this collaborative effort between the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education, the Wilderness Education Association, and the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, the journal focuses on improving research and practice and reducing the disparity between the two in the represented disciplines.

The journal's mission is to improve outdoor recreation, education, and leadership through the publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts. Publishing articles which contribute to the development of theory and practice is a guiding principle of the publication. The journal solicits high quality manuscripts from authors inside and outside of academia. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts (relevant to outdoor recreation, education, or leadership) in the following three categories: (1) Regular Papers, (2) Essays, Practices and Commentaries, and (3) Research Notes. See more within Author Guidelines in the About tab.


Special Issue–A Critical Exploration of Evidence-Based Practice in Organized Camping, Part II 

From the Guest Editors

“We are excited to share the second of two special issues in the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership focused on evidence-based practices in organized camping. When we started this project, our goal was to highlight the outstanding research and thought pieces that bring new light to the field and provide practitioners and academicians alike relevant and useable information.

"Yet little did we realize that the special issues would also be a beacon of light due to the need to navigate and live alongside COVID-19. After a year in which camps and camping were significantly impacted by the pandemic, we view the content of this special issue with a slightly different lens—one of optimism, opportunity, and comfort… This second special issue celebrates what camp can do so well—bringing focus to what is important.

"We have curated this special issue through these lenses: COVID-19; mental, emotional and physical health; camper development; environmental safety, staff development; camper support across the calendar year and many more. We hope you enjoy the four regular papers, three research notes, and one commentary included in this special issue of the journal.”

Andrew Leary, Ron Ramsing, Eddie Hill.


Editor's Notes

Editors' Note
Andrew Leary, Ron Ramsing, Eddie Hill


Special Issue: Critical Exploration of Evidence-Based Practice in Organized Camping, Part II

Measuring Youth Outcomes Over Six Years at a Medical Speciality Camp
Ann Gillard, Hilary Axtmayer

Emerging Adults’ Perceptions of Summer Camp as Meaningful Work
Robert P. Warner, Victoria Povilaitis, Jim Sibthorp, Dan Richmond

Occupational Solar Exposure at Summer Camp: The Failure to Protect from a Known Hazard
Jason P. T. Morgan, Jackson Wilson

Transition of Care: Conceptualizing an Intentional Communication Model for the Camp Community
Barry Garst, Stuart T. Weinberg, Linda E. Erceg, Alli Faricy

Recognizing MESH as a Component of a Camp’s Health Profile
Megan H. Owens, Linda E. Erceg, Alli Faricy

Using Rock Climbing for Recreation Among Youth with Type 1 Diabetes: Evaluating the REACH Program
Asiah Allen, Eddie Hill, Rowan Williams, Christina Viglietta, Deborah Miles

Camps and COVID-19: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and Where We Go From Here
Laurie Browne, Taylor Wycoff

The Case for a New Classification System for Summer Camps Based on Variation in Their Physical, Social, and Activity Structuring
Lisa K.-P. Olsen, Robert D. Bixler, Gwynn M. Powell, Barry A. Garst, Laura E. Stephens, Deborah M. Switzer




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