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  2. TYPES OF ORGAN IZED RECRE ATION  Government recreation agencies  Voluntary non-profit organizations  Private membership organizations  Commercial recreation enterprises  Employee recreation programs  Armed forces recreation  Campus recreation  Therapeutic recreation services
  3. 1. Government recreation agencies • These are the federal, state, provincial agencies, and local departments that provide recreation and leisure as services as a primary function. • Also include are other agencies that offer recreation programs as a secondary responsibilitysuch as those concerned with social service, education, special populations and the armed forces.
  4. 2. Voluntarynon-profitorganization • These are the governmental, non-profitagencies, both sectarian and non-sectarian which serve the public at large with multiservice programs that often include a substantial element of recreational opportunity . • The most popular voluntary organizations include the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,YMCA, YWCA, and YM-YWHA.
  5. • They provide recreational and social activities for their own members and in some cases assist community recreation needs. • (golf, tennis, yacht, athletic, and country clubs.) • Also included under this category are the recreation sponsors connected to residence such as swimming pools, sports or fitness complexes or clubs attached to leisure villages, and apartments or condominium retirements or retirement communities. 3. Private membership organizations
  6. • These are privatelyowned businesses which operate to make a profit such as ski centers, bowling alleys, night clubs, movie houses, theaters, health spas or fitness centers, dancing schools and theme parks. 4. Commercial recreation enterprises
  7. 5. Employeerecreationprograms • They serve those who work for companies or employees by providing recreation as a part of a total personnel benefits package linked to other services concerned with employee health and fitness.
  8. 6. Armedforcesrecreation • Although it is obviously a form of government- sponsored activity, it is unique in its setting and purpose. Each of the major branches of the armed forces operates an extensive networkof recreation facilities and programs.
  9. • It includes intramural athletics or sports clubs, social activities, travel programs, performing arts groups, entertainment, lounges, film series and other forms of recreation on college, and university campuses. 7. Campus recreation
  10. • Theses include any other program designed to meet the needs of persons with physical or mental disabilities, individuals with poor health, dependent aging persons, social deviant persons in correctional facilities, and similar special groups. 8. Therapeuti crecreation services
  11. • In addition to the eight types of organized recreation, sports, and tourism represent major areas of recreational programming and constitute powerful economic forces through their attraction for people every age and background. • Uniquely, they have strong links to each to the growing field of sports tourism and also overlap heavily with outdoor recreation attractions. TWO MAJOR RECREATION SERVICE COMPONENTS
  12. Sports are generally defined as physical activities demanding exertion and skill, involving competition, carried on with both formal rules and general standards of etiquette and fair play. SPORTSAS POPULAR RECREATION Sports are major areas of recreational involvement. Of all the types of recreational involvement, sports command the highest degree of personal interest and emotional involvement.
  13. TOURISM – AMAJOR RECREATION SERVICE COMPONENT •Tourism is a second major area of diversified recreational involvement. Several major elements in the tourism enterprise which are closely linked to the growth of tourism as a form of recreation are the theme parks, water parks, fun centers, and sports tourism.
  14. • Theme parks usually concentrateon one dominant theme •which may be historical, cultural or geographical. Like: •Marine Zoological Park Disneyland
  15. • A specialized type of theme park are the water parks, they feature wave pools, slides, chutes, shows and other forms of water based play and entertainment.
  16. • The purpose of sports tourism is to participate directly in a form of sport or attend sports evens as a spectator. In the past, only the team traveled the spectators remained behind to read about their favorite game or to experience the game through radio and television. • The World Olympics is the biggest sports event. It attracts millions of spectators and generate millions of dollars in revenue. SPOR TS TOURI SM
  17. The Need for Professional Leaderships • At present, there is a growing need for qualified •professional leadership in the recreation field. • Veryoften, people assume that the task of organizing and conducting recreation programs is relativelysimple and that anyone can do it without specialized training. • However, the professional’s assignment in the organized recreation field tends to be more complex and difficult than that of the volunteer leader or coach. • It must involve carefullystudied goals and objectives and sophisticated planning techniques.
  18. • Recreation Professionals should possess the skills needed for direct leadership and supervision, group dynamics and client assessment. They must have the ability to carry out basic research and write meaningful reports.
  19. Emerging Professional Identity • As employment in recreation agencies grew over the past several decades, recreation gained public as a flourishing career field. • Millions of men and women became employed in various specialized sectors of recreation and leisure service. • Manyhold professional-level jobs as recreation leaders, supervisors, planners, managers and resource specialist. Through the efforts of national, state and provincial societies, higher standards for practice were developed and the first steps of certification and accreditation were undertaken.
  20. Challenges Facing the Recreation and Leisure Service Field in the Twenty- First Century • Recreational professional must be able to deal creativelywith the following challenges. 1. Serve diverse society (race, age, gender); 2. Emphasize key social purposes of recreation in working with at-risk youth, serving persons with disabilities, and promoting community development; 3. Achieve fuller public understanding of the value of recreation and parks, and of the leisure-service profession
  21. • Upgrade recreation and park programs and facilities particularly in inner cities and for minority populations; • Adopt a benefits-based management approach, researching, proving and publicizing positive outcomes of recreation; • Promote recreation’s identity as health-related field; • Develop partnerships with environmental organizations to protect and restore wildlands, waterways; • Employ marketing approach to achieve fiscal sufficiency •and gain public respect and support;
  22. • Expand and improve family-centered programs and facilities; • Promote higher values and ethical practices in youth •sports competition; • Strive for fuller mainstreaming of persons with disabilities in community recreation programs;