Programs at Lodges
There have long been excellent programs traditionally focused on summer camps for children. These range from religious camps, to service camps, to sports camps. Now there is much effort invested to reconnect children to the outdoors, as promoted in such books as:
Louv, R. 2006. Last child in the woods; saving our children from nature-defecit disorder. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 334pp.
Suzuki, D.T. and A. McConnell. 1997. The sacred balance: rediscovering our place in nature. David Suzuki Foundation and Greystone Books.
Today’s young men and women are attracted to specific programs include Bush Craft, Survival Training, Winter Survival, and Extreme Sports. There are also many cultural programs that include Aboriginal Studies, Multiculturalism and International Travel that can be very effectively examined in a Lodge setting. These are just a few of the programs described in thousands of books and manuals that are readily found on the web. We are quite aware that the resources are much less detailed for those with a disability. It seems we have work to do on that front!