Re: Parks & Rec Career Choice
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Thu, 31 Aug 1995 21:41:17 CDT
Carol McLane <Carol.Mclane@COMMERCE.STATE.MI.US> writes:
>After spending his third summer working as Scoutcraft Director at
>Northwoods Scout Reservation, my son has decided he would like to pursue a
>career in parks and recreation. Actually, I think he has dreams of being a
> full-time BSA camp professional somewhere.
Yeah! He should go for it!
>So we are starting the search for good colleges in Parks and Rec -- or
>Conservation fields. Can any one recommend schools that have good
>reputations in these fields? Are there any Parks and Recreation
>professionals reading this that can give us advise?
As a member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) I
can recommend several great schools:
The Universities of Indiana, Iowa, and Georgia (in that order).
Eastern and Western Kentucky Universities (I graduated from EKU with a
MS in Recreation and Outdoor Education in '92).
The Universities of Oregon and Texas @ El-Paso.
All of which have excellent schools of recreation and parks
administration, all have great faculty and staff members, and all
participate in some sort of ongoing internship and cooperative
education programs in the local communities. All of them also have
great working relationships with the local BSA and GSUSA Councils, and
other youth-serving organizations.
I recommend them all, but especially the two in Kentucky, being a
Kentuckian, and the University of Iowa, because I love that state!
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