Educational Background

Ph.D. Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management: 2001, Clemson University

M.S. Recreation; Outdoor and Camping Administration: 1986, Indiana University

B.A. Psychology; Speech & Dramatic Arts: 1985,
Mercer University

Professional Background

Gwynn Valley,  Summer Camp for Younger Boys & Girls Brevard, NC: 01/89-08/98
Asst. Dir: Staff & Program

YWCA Camp Joycliff 
Macon, GA; 09/86-12/88 
Director of Camping and Outdoor Education

United Methodist Outdoor Ministries, Southern Indiana 
Bloomington, IN; 9/85-7/86
Special Projects Coordinator 

Professional Service

American Camping Assoc.

  • National Conference Program Committee 
  • National Education Council
  • Accreditation Standards Visitor
  • Camping Research Symposium Chair
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia
  • Touching Taliaferro County with Love, Summer Day Camp, Recreation Leader, June 2002; 2003
  • Horizons Day Camp, Arts & Crafts Instructor,                 July 2001



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    Gwynn M. Powell

    Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
    The University of Georgia

    Office hours for Spring Semester 2006
    M: 5-5:30
    T: 11-12:00
    Other times by appointment
    345 Ramsey Center
    Athens, GA 30602-6555
    Office Phone: 706-542-4332
    Office Fax: 706-542-7917

    Articles that may be helpful to you:
     Camping Magazine: Because We Weren't Expecting It

     Camping Magazine: Promoting Youth Development, Pt 1

     Camping Magazine: Promoting Youth Development, Pt 2

    Children with Cancer

    Links that may be useful for you:

    Soaring with my Heros: Afterschool Curriculum

     Volunteer Management Study

    ACA Camp Research Symposium

    Youth-at-Risk Link


    Programming Idea Link

     American Camping Association

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    UGA Courses Taught 

    Study Abroad in Russia
    Spend one month as a summer camp counselor in the Mari El Republic of Russia and earn college credit.  Mid-June-Mid-July.

    Innovative Recreation and Facility Design: Maymester
    Travel around the state of Georgia and investigate facility design in relationship to mission.

    RLST 2800: Programming in Leisure Services
    Fall: TTh 9:30-10:45am

    Laboratory in Recreation Leadership
    T& W 2:30-4:30pm

    RLST 4900: Research and Evaluation in Leisure Services

    RLST 5340/7340: Advanced Recreation Administration
    Fall: M 6:30-9pm

    RLST 5430/7430: Camping Administration
    Spring:  M 5:45-8:45pm

    Research & Service  Projects

    Soaring with my heroes, broadening my world: Sport as a  context for cultural and bi-lingual exchange

    The development and investigation of the use of technology as a form of pre-camp staff training for short-term camps. 

    Investigation of pre-competitive future problem solving for use in emerging markets of after-school programs. 

    Intersession Collaboration between the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and Chase Street Elementary School and Gaines Elementary School. 

    After-school Staff Training. Collaboration between Recreation and Leisure Studies and Athens-Clarke County School District. 

    Examining effects of computer-based instruction during an after-school program on social skills and critical thinking of elementary-school children. 

    My world, an image in time… Mi mundo, una imagen en el tiempo. Pinhole photography and multicultural education at Chase Street Elementary.