The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Special Programs/Events

 Conference on the Value of Play

Stephanie Garst named new Director for the US Play Coalition. Read more > > >

The US PLAY Coalition is a partnership to promote the value of play throughout life. The first play movement started the early 1900's. Now, given the many problems with obesity and other social ills that have occurred with the erosion of play opportunities, it is time to begin the second great play movement. We ask you to help us as we do so. The time has come for all of us to help our children, and citizens regardless of age, create a better life, and ultimately, to make a difference in today's world by making joys and benefits associated with play a reality for all. Reserve these dates for the Conference on the Value of Play ~ February 15 - 18, 2015.

Career & Internship Fair

Please check back with us for the date of or Internship/Career Fair. In the meantime, we love having internship and employment opportunities for our students. Please send us position descriptions for internship placements and job postings you may have. We will broadcast them to our students by email and post them on-line (see Employment/Internship Opportunities). All announcements should be sent directly Dr. H. Charles Chancellor (hhchance@clemson.edu).

Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Recreational Therapy Workshop

The 2nd Annual Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Recreational Therapy Workshop at Clemson University held on March 2, 2015. Last year's event was an exciting all-day affaor with many informative workshops held by some of Recreational Therapy’s top scholars. Continuing education credit for all Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists is pending approval from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. Online registration is now open.

George B. Hartzog, Jr. Awards and Lecture Series

The Hartzog Fund allows the Department to sponsor two annual activities and one fellow award. The Hartzog Lecture Series in Park and Conservation Area Management was developed to feature leading figures in the field of conservation. In addition to the Hartzog Lecture Series, Clemson University, through the auspices of the Hartzog Fund, has initiated six awards to recognize exemplary leadership in addressing environmental issues and concerns. These are presented at the annual Hartzog Luncheon and Awards Program. The Hartzog Fellow was implemented in 2003 and supports a graduate student doing research in parks associated with the National Park Service.

Study Abroad in Russia - Clemson and UGA Partnership - Camp Counselors International

Ready to discover new things? Challenge? Adventure? Combine service and learning? Do you love camp? Enjoy working with children? A course without any classroom walls...experiential learning at tis best! Dr. Gwynn Powell is coming "home" to Clemson and will bring this amazing Study Abroad program to Clemson. Email Dr. Powell at gwynnp@clemson.edu or russiacamps@uga.edu.

Career & Internship Fair

We love having internship opportunities for our students. Please send us position descriptions of any internship placements you may have and we will broadcast them to our students by email and posting on-line (see Employment/Internship Opportunities). All announcements should be sent directly Dr. H. Charles Chancellor (hhchance@clemson.edu).

The Pre-Collegiate Program Office

Established in May of 2011, The Pre-Collegiate Programs Office, formerly The Office of Summer Programs, was created to minimize risk and liability for youth programs and to become a "one stop shop", providing faculty, staff, students, and external clients with an array of support services to effectively plan, develop, and manage educational and recreational youth programs.

South Carolina Recreation Development Project

The mission of the South Carolina Recreation Development Project is to provide research, consulting, technical support, and training services and to develop resources that will assist the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association and recreation agencies throughout South Carolina in implementing and sustaining the Vision Plan.

PRTM Students Engaging in Diverse, Guided Experiences (EDGE)

PRTM EDGE is a complete immersive experience for our second semester sophomores that takes a collaborative approach to the delivery of core PRTM content. During the semester, the faculty and students experience innovative teaching methods, Creative Inquiry research, real world experiences, and experiential learning. The PRTM EDGE philosophy: Learning should take place wherever, whenever, with whomever, and however best facilitates an authentic connection between student, faculty, and content.

Leisure Skills

Non-Profit Leadership

Race to the Rock: The President's Race for the Library

CUAbroad - Study Abroad in Australia

Please email Wllliam E. Hammitt at hammitw@clemson.edu for more information.

Paralympics, Vancouver, BC - read more>