Author

Brandi Crowe

Date of Award

5-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Recreation

First Advisor

Lynn S. Anderson, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Amy Shellman, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

James Cappellett

Abstract

Purpose was to develop a comprehensive program plan, to be based on best practices, to guide an agency’s possible expansion in programming toward a sustainable, year round, community based program from an existing volunteer based, winter season adaptive program of snow sports located at a New York State ski area . The author developed a needs assessment interview protocol, used it to gather information from 16 successful year-round U.S. recreational organizations, and developed the program plan from analyzing those interview results and applying them to the objectives expressed by the subject agency.

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