Home of Youth Development & Camp Management
YOUNG PEOPLE LEARN BEST IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS, engaged in a range of activities. From youth service agencies and community recreation departments to camps and retreat centers, GMC’s Youth Development & Camp Management Program (YDCM) prepares students to teach outside of the classroom. Students develop strong management skills while gaining a working knowledge of human development in order to provide high quality youth programs. They also have the opportunity to complete a range of professional certifications, including dive instructor, paddlesport instructor, challenge program (ropes course) facilitator, snowsport instructor, water safety instructor, or rock climbing instructor.
Majors & Minors
Develop into an entry-level leader for the growing recreation industry capable of filling positions in program and facility management at the director, coordinator or supervisor level.
To gain high quality balanced training and education experiences in theory and practical knowledge.
Gain individualized student development in and out of the classroom through projects, electives, practicums, internships and self-designed opportunities.
Meet or exceed the accreditation standards for college recreation programs as established by the National Recreation & Parks Association.
Depending on area of concentration, to gain the ability to pursue graduate study in fields of adventure education, recreation management, leisure studies, youth development and camp management.