Organization of Recreational Activities for Young Persons in Summer Holiday Time


  • Сергей Иващенко



This article aims at finding ways to solve the problem of optimizing the organization of recreational activities used to preserve and promote health of children and adolescents in the period of their stay in youth camps. The main purpose of this study was to determine the level of efficiency of modern recreational programs used to preserve and promote health of children and adolescents undergoing rehabilitation in a summer youth camp. In the process of the present study research methods applied were analysis of scientific and methodological literature, documentary materials (in particular, data from medical records), sociological methods (questionnaire and sociometry), educational methods (teacher observation, educational experiment), psychological methods (tests-questionnaires to determine the type of character accentuation of subjects, anxiety level scale, the scale of indicators and forms of aggression, socialization questionnaires for pupils, as well as methods of mathematical statistics. This research provided materials showing significant positive impact of modern recreational programs on the state of physical and mental health of children and adolescents. In particular, facts were reported about the improvement of performance, discipline and success in learning, reduction of morbidity, and improvement of mood and well-being of the investigated young persons. Special attention was paid to the study of the state of students with different types of character accentuation. It was found that the application of the standard recreational programs in the summer camps helped to raise the level of physical activity for children and adolescents who participated in the experiment by 38.6 % compared to the level of their daily physical activity. The use of individual programs of recreational pursuits with the accentuation of the character of children and adolescents allowed increasing their physical activity by 42.4 %. Based on the results of the study it can be concluded that the application of modern recreational programs has a positive impact on the physical and psychological state of children and adolescents. The maximum effect for students with the accentuation of character is obtained through the application of individual health and recreational programs. The data obtained from the study can be used to study and develop recreational programs not only for children and teenagers, but also for other age groups.

Keywords: organization of recreational activities, summer camp, the level of physical activity, young persons, psychosomatic condition of adolescents.


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Иващенко, С. (2018). Organization of Recreational Activities for Young Persons in Summer Holiday Time. Laisvalaikio Tyrimai, 2(2).