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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

  • B.S. in Youth Development & Camp Management
  • Minor in Therapeutic Adventure
Learning Outcomes


  • 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.

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