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a Recreational Director
are several ways that campgrounds can hire a Recreational Director.
The position can be announced as a seasonal/year-round job and sent
to local newspapers, colleges and universities, trade journals,
etc. Or, someone already associated with the campground can assume
the position and lead programs in addition to or instead of other
tasks. A third method of hiring a recreational person involves offering
a site for college recreation majors to pursue a practicum/internship
practicum is a work experience extending over a period of time,
usually one semester of a summer session on a full-time basis (minimum
of 400 clock hours). The student is given considerable responsibility
and minimal supervision. The practicum is an undergraduate experience.
internship is a long-term, full-time work experience with a facility,
for which the individual usually earns a salary or is awarded a
fixed sum or stipend. The student is assigned definite tasks and
responsibilities and is held responsible for their completion. The
internship usually extends from four months to one year.
colleges and universities nationwide offer degree programs in recreation
and parks. Most students are required to complete a semester-long
practicum/internship that serves as professional training before
they graduate. Those students with an interest in recreation programming,
and/or outdoor recreation management often consider campgrounds
as sites to fulfill this requirement. The following pages of information
should help those who are interested in starting a practicum/internship
program at their campground.
and/or practicum positions can be advertised on the National Recreation
and Parks Association web site, www.nrpa.org / NRPA Career Center.