Summerama Staff Training

SUMMERAMA

For over 40 years, the Vermont Recreation & Parks Association has hosted Summerama, a camp-specific training program for new and seasoned staff. The purpose of this workshop is to supplement in-house counselor orientations with a robust schedule of hands-on education sessions led by regional camp professionals. Summerama is the first step toward training your counselors, initiating a strong team bond for the summer and developing resilient staff.

Bring Your Training to the Next Level...The Summerama schedule includes sessions covering a variety of camp topics. With a mix of interactive and informational, long and short time blocks, and material suited for all experience levels, every member of your staff can customize their training with selections that peak their interest.

Lasting Benefits... Joining Summerama and the VRPA family will open your organization up to a vast network of opportunity. Connecting with neighboring camps is a great way to share resources and provide a sense of belonging in the greater camp community. Your staff will leave Summerama feeling empowered and eager to kick off a great season!

Making the Most of Summerama...For best results, we recommend splitting up to cover more ground. Debriefing as a team during your regularly-scheduled orientation following the event is a great way to share information and nurture team bonding.


This year's Summerama will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at a location yet to be determined...more details coming soon.


Maintenance Workshop

In 2010, the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association brought back the Maintenance Workshop; it had been eleven years since the last VT/NH Maintenance Workshop. In 2011 we began a collaboration with the New Hampshire Recreation and Parks Association (NHRPA) and NESTMA (New England Sports Turf Managers Association) to re-introduce the VT/NH Maintenance Workshop.  The Maintenance Workshop is designed specifically for the men and women who take care of our parks and athletic facilities. In recent years the morning has been dedicated to site visits and hands-on workshops and the afternoon to facilitated best practice roundtable discussions.

In 2019, VRPA and NHRPA will each be hosting a Maintenance Workshop. The Vermont Maintenance Workshop will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Middlebury Recreation Center. This workshop is a great way to meet people from around the state who work in  park and  school settings and face similar challenges.

VENDOR/COMMERCIAL PARTNER DETAILS & REGISTRATION



Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Course

Hosted annually by the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association.  Our next  CPO course is scheduled on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 26 & 27, 2019.  

The Certified Pool Operator® certification program is a nationally recognized course which teaches advanced techniques in safety, water chemistry, maintenance, and management. This course is recognized as the standard in the industry. The CPO® seal of approval is assurance to pool and spa owners that their facilities and their swimmers are under the supervision of trained certified professionals. Those who complete the program and open-book examination receive certification which is valid for five years in all 50 states. CLICK HERE for more details and to REGISTER ONLINE.

Who should attend the CPO course? Recreation directors, maintenance personnel, aquatic staff, recreation facility managers, service technicians, apartment/condo managers, health inspectors, and anyone else responsible for taking care of a pool, spa, or aquatic facility in a recreation center, health club, school, university, motel, etc.

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course

Hosted by the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association every three years. Our next CPSI course will be scheduled in the spring of 2020.  


The Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) is a 15-hour comprehensive training program on playground hazards identification and risk management methods, offered by the National Recreation and Parks Association.  Attendees have the option to site for the CPSI examination scheduled at the culmination of the course.  Upon  successfully passing the exam, you will be certified through the National Recreation and Parks Association as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector for a three year period.  The CPSI course provides the most comprehensive training program on playground safety anywhere.  


Who should attend the CPSI course? Administrators, supervisory personnel, public works department staff, planning department staff, buildings and grounds maintenance staff, engineers, architects, playground equipment representatives, operators and caretakers of playgrounds in parks, schools, summer camps, day camps, homeowners associations, hotels/resorts, childcare centers, and agencies such as the YMCAs, YWCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs.    


Upcoming events

    • 16 May 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Green Mountain Club, Waterbury Center, VT
    Register


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    • 2 Jun 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Barre City Auditorium, 16 Auditorium Hill, Barre, VT 05641
    • 245
    Register


    SUMMERAMA

    Sunday, June 2, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Barre City Auditorium


    Bring Your Training to the Next Level...This summer's Summerama schedule includes sessions covering a variety of camp topics. With a mix of interactive and informational, long and short time blocks, and material suited for all experience levels, every member of your staff can customize their training with selections that pique their interest.

    Lasting Benefits... Joining Summerama and the VRPA family will open your organization up to a vast network of opportunity. Connecting with neighboring camps is a great way to share resources and provide a sense of belonging in the greater camp community. Your staff will leave Summerama feeling empowered and eager to kick off a great season!


    CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE SUMMERAMA BROCHURE

    Registration limited to the first 250 registrations. Don't delay!  


    • 6 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Middlebury Recreation Center
    Register


    2019 VERMONT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

    Thursday, June 6, 2019
    Middlebury Recreation Center

    INVITATION TO VENDORS/COMMERCIAL PARTNERS



    REGISTRATION IS OPEN


          For more details &
    registration information,
    CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO THE LEFT.


          





    • 6 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Middlebury Recreation Center
    Register


    2019 VERMONT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

    Thursday, June 6, 2019
    Middlebury Recreation Center

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    REGISTRATION IS OPEN

    The Vermont Recreation & Parks Association and the New England Sports Turf Managers Association invite you to attend the 2019 Vermont Maintenance Workshop.        

    Throughout the morning, participants can choose between concurrent hands-on educational sessions and exclusive time with our vendors and commercial partners. We will break for lunch followed by small roundtable discussions on a variety of topics - there will be time for everyone to choose three topics. Meet people from around the region who work in park and school settings. Attendees will walk away with specific resources and tools to apply within your own organization and community.

    For more details & registration information,
    CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO THE LEFT.

    CLICK HERE for education session descriptions.

    Please Note: To register multiple people on one invoice   
    At the end of the registration process for the first person,
    click on the “add guest” button to register each additional person.



          





    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 11 Oct 2019
    • Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee VT
    Register



    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION IS OPEN

      76th Annual
    Vermont Conference on Recreation 

    Thursday & Friday, October 10 & 11, 2019
    at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT

     For exhibit hall details & sponsorship  opportunities, CLICK ON the IMAGE TO THE RIGHT for the
    complete Exhibit Hall Brochure!

          

    Still deciding whether or not to register? Here are some of the things that past exhibitors have said about this conference...

                                   “The Vermont Recreation Conference exceeded our expectations.                                                           Our company was so well received and we got so much foot traffic that we are                      gearing up for lots of new potential business in Vermont. Well worth the trip for us!”

                                     “This conference is very well run and a wonderful opportunity to meet                                     with current clients in a less formal  environment.”

                         “The VT Recreation Conference is one of the best delegate interactive conferences                                       in New England.  The location and value are well worth attending and exhibiting each year. I look forward to this conference and participating as a vendor every year.”


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