Children’s Camps as a Tourism Product – A Case Study

Halina Kotíková 1  and Eva Schwartzhoffová 1
  • 1 Department of Leisure Studies, Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University, Olomouc

Abstract

This article focuses on the issues of organized tourism, more specifically, on children’s summer camps, in which Czech children spend free time during their holidays. T he purpose of this paper is to present results of a pilot study on children’s participation in summer camps. On the basis of the research carried out in the form of a face-to-face survey conducted with a sample of 479 pupils – grades five and seven, selected criteria, which characterize these camps, were analysed in relation to the choice of the camps and children’s participation in them. T he results show that the majority of school children participate in summer children’s camps. T he most popular camps are overnight camps and sports camps run by the organizations which children attend during the school year.

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