This is a textbook or supplemental reading for outdoor recreation centres and non-profit management courses and a supplement to recreation and leisure facilities management undergraduate and graduate courses. The book focuses on the management of properties, not necessarily the technical knowledge, but how to manage and maintain a site. With ageing facilities built years ago, deferred maintenance, tight finances and employees who know activity programming - and usually not property management, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a site. In short, if site and facility management is not an integral part of the mission and strategic planning an operation will cease to exist in the future.This book is written for the unique needs for camps, conference centres, retreat centres and outdoor education properties. The book covers topics, which are not usually included in other site/facilities books: sense of place, mission statements, board responsibilities, executive responsibilities, being part of the community and the non-profit sector.
An extensive glossary of terms helps the reader gain a strong foundation of site and facility management, while over 400 resources provide a wide-ranging knowledge base in the field of camp and conference site and facility management. 20 illustrations, 57 photos