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Summer Youth Camp Programs
An examination of the importance of and need for summer youth programs in urban areas.
# 109123 | 5,088 words | 9 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This research paper discusses the need and importance of developing positive summer youth programs in urban areas, focusing on the development of recreational and educational curriculum. Kids in these areas are at risk when there is "nothing to do", during the summer months. The paper looks at how it is important to ensure that the physical activity provided is fun and challenging because recreation is the draw for the children and parents. The paper also emphasizes that it is important to provide an experience that goes beyond just learning to play a particular sport, but one that also helps to develop social skills and plays a major role in the quality of a child's life and the quality of life in an urban environment.

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From the Paper:

"Most rural towns have greater means and opportunity to provide diverse programs for children in those communities. Urban areas often struggle to provide good quality positive programs. Although programs are important all year round to supplement a child's learning process, the summer provides an opportunity for all children to be immersed in programs that have a profound affect upon them. This study focuses on the need and importance of developing positive programming in urban areas. Children in most urban areas have fewer opportunities available to them and are at risk of becoming negatively affected by their environment. The importance of having a summer program available in urban areas is critical and the impact changes the course of many children's lives."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Goldsmith, Suzanne (1993). A City Year. New York: The New Press.
  • Hellstedt, John (1988) On The Sidelines- Decisions, Skills, and Training in Youth Sports, Amherst, Massachusetts: HRD Press
  • Jacobson, J. (1992, August 9). World cup players teaching at youth soccer. camp. Sports Illustrated, p. 35 &36
  • Kennedy, Richard (1994) Choosing the right Camp, New York: Random House
  • Margeneau, Eric (1994) Sports Without Pressure, New York: Gardner Press

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