Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Glenn Madsen

Second Committee Member

Sherrie Chrysler

Third Committee Member

Sam Rust, Jr.


A mobile camp for the mildly/moderately mentally retarded was designed to provide first-hand experience in the essentials of obtaining food, shelter, and social skills of cohabitation along with their interdependency with flora, fauna, and the topographical environment. The camp design consists of 10 days of camping in tents and staying in motels. The campers travel by bus along the Washington coast, Puget Sound, and San Juan Islands. Areas of academic instruction include plants and animals along the route.


Note: The terminology present in this thesis is a product of its time and may be seen as racist or culturally insensitive by today's standards.