Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources
Stacy A. Gartin.
Although the development of leadership skills through the 4-H camping program is highly valued, measurement of leadership skill development of West Virginia 4-H camping program participants has been lacking. Thirteen to fifteen year old 4-H members were targeted in this study in order to gather data about leadership development among this age group.;Significant relationships were found between the total YLLSDS score and years of participation in county camp and receiving the Spirit of Camp Award. Participants also reported higher leadership scores if they had served as a Chief or Sagamore of their 4-H tribe, if they were female, and if they were younger.;Leadership activities, opportunities, and training in the 4-H camping program vary greatly from county to county in West Virginia. Uniform goals, programming, and evaluation are needed to facilitate leadership programming, life skills development, and leadership evaluation for the West Virginia camping program.
Duncan, Rebecca Diane, "Youth leadership life skills development of participants in the West Virginia 4-H camping program" (2000). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1085.