Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership

Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership

The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership is the only peer-reviewed journal published in the United States with a specific focus on the areas of outdoor recreation, education, and leadership. Through this collaborative effort between the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education, the Wilderness Education Association, and the Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, the journal focuses on improving research and practice and reducing the disparity between the two in the represented disciplines.

The journal's mission is to improve outdoor recreation, education, and leadership through the publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts. Publishing articles which contribute to the development of theory and practice is a guiding principle of the publication. The journal solicits high quality manuscripts from authors inside and outside of academia. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts (relevant to outdoor recreation, education, or leadership) in the following three categories: (1) Regular Papers, (2) Essays, Practices and Commentaries, (3) Research Notes and (4) Book Reviews. See more within Author Guidelines in the About tab.

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Special Issue–Call for Papers


Special Issue: Community Impacts of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership

Deadline: May 1, 2021 

Guest Editors

Andrew J. Bobilya, PhD, Betsy Lindley, PhD, and Dan McCole, PhD

Posted: 2020-11-12 More...

Call for Papers


Manuscripts are now being solicited by the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (JOREL).

Posted: 2020-03-11 More...
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Vol 13, No 1 (2021): Special Issue–A Critical Exploration of Evidence-Based Practice in Organized Camping

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Table of Contents

Editor's Notes

Eddie Hill, Ron Ramsing, Andrew Leary


Ariella Rogge

Regular Papers

Megan H. Owens, Laurie P. Browne
Michael Riley, Jessie Dickerson, Jim Sibthorp, Deb Bialeschki
Robert P. Warner, Mary Godwin, Camilla J. Hodge
Victoria Povilaitis, Jim Sibthorp, Dan Richmond
Rachael G. Botting, Robert E. Ribbe Jr., Greg Robinson

Book Reviews

Ann Gillard