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Table 4 Characteristics of camp professionals participating in the 2007 American Camp Association Emerging Issues Survey ( n= 247)

From: Residential summer camp: a new venue for nutrition education and physical activity promotion

  Percent n
Gender   
 Male 49.4 122
 Female 47.8 118
 No Response 2.8 7
Age group   
 18-24 years 1.2 3
 25-34 years 23.5 58
 35-44 years 27.9 69
 45-54 years 30.0 74
 55-64 years 15.0 37
 >65 years 1.2 3
 No response 1.2 3
Race/Ethnicity   
 Black 0.4 1
 White 94.7 234
 Other (e.g. multiracial) 4.9 12
Years of experience in current camp position   
 < 2 years 11.7 29
 2 to 5 years 25.9 64
 6 to 10 years 24.3 60
 >10 years 38.1 94
Position at Camp   
 Camper owner or operator 11.3 28
 Camp director 62.3 154
 Agency executive 15.4 38
 Camp administrative staff 1 9.3 23
 Other 1.6 4
Camp Affiliation   
 Agency (e.g. YMCA, Girl or Boy Scouts, Camp Fire) 38.9 96
 Independent for-profit 18.2 45
 Independent not-for-profit 22.7 56
 Municipality or government 0.8 2
 Religiously affiliated 19.4 48
 Type of Program Offered2   
Residential camp 100.0 247
 Day camp 30.8 76
 Trip/travel camp 32.0 79
 Outdoor/environmental education center 29.1 72
 Conference/retreat center 37.2 92
 Day use programs 27.5 68
 Family camp 36.8 91
  1. 1 Assistant director, program director, business manager, etc.
  2. 2 Respondents could select more than one option.