Upcoming events

    • 06/08/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive, Franklin, NH 03235

    Wink Tapply Agenda 

    8:30-9:00 Registration, coffee, and light refreshments

    9:00–10:00 Rise & Shine – Icebreakers & Quick Activities

    Join us this morning as we learn how to engage and shake off the nerves while in a large group setting. You will leave this session with some icebreaker games and activities that you can use in your own camp. You will also get tips and tools on how to deliver a game or activity and what the participants should get out of it.

    Dan Sturgeon – Director of Recreation and Leisure Activities, Moultonborough

    Location: Gym

    10:00–10:15 Break

    10:15–11:00 Choose one of the following 45-minute sessions

    Water Safety & Summer Camp Risk Management

    This session will focus on summer camp safety and discuss the added risk field trips to beaches and water parks pose to campers and staff. Participants will learn ways to reduce that risk and will leave with my top 10 summer camp safety tips.

    Kerry Horne – Executive Director of NHRPA

    Location: Meeting Room

    Nature Explorers: Finding Ways to Connect Nature & Camp

    The natural world is all around, but campers don't always notice what's there. We'll explore easy activities and nature-based crafts that give your campers new ways of being outside and experiencing the nature around them.

    Mirka Zapletal – Newfound Lake Region Association

    Location: Activity Room

    Connection Through Play: Camp Games for an Unforgettable Summer

    At the heart of every game lies the opportunity to strengthen bonds and recharge our passions. Join us as we facilitate games designed to foster the type of connections vital for creating unforgettable camp experiences.

    Brianne Rafford-Varley – Keene Parks and Recreation

    Location: Gym

    11:00–11:15 Break

    11:15–12:00 Choose one of the following 45-minute sessions

    Once Upon a Time…We Went on a Bear Hunt…

    Incorporating camp songs, stories, games, and movement with music, and improv, makes the camp experience even more memorable for all. Transition times, meal and snack times, field trips, (especially when the bus is late), downtime, overnights, etc. are enhanced through silly camp songs, games, stories, and movement. And YOU don’t have to be a great (or even good) singer, professional storyteller, or improv actor to incorporate such activities into the camp setting. This session will review the why, where, when, and how of including these creative activities in the Rec Camp setting.

    Donna Kuethe – Recreation Professional

    Location: Fitness Room

    Kids WILL Do Dumb Stuff, But YOU Can’t!

    Are you ready for summer as a counselor? Join this session to learn some basic safety, operational and procedural dos, and don’ts as you get ready for summer! This session will be a facilitated discussion on what it means to be a positive leader and how to have an impact on your campers. Summer camps and programs have a lot of risk in them. We will also walk the path of identifying areas of risk in your camps and programs. Together we will learn what it means to be a leader who is present in their position and always looking to mitigate risk.

    Rick Alpers - Primex Insurance

    Location: Meeting Room

    Why Mentoring Youth Matters

    This 45-minute session will be a hands-on small and large interactive group setting. Participants attending this session will: 1) be able to understand basic skills and concepts that contribute to effective mentoring programs, 2) dive into the six qualities that make a good mentor for the youth of today 3) experience a Voice, Choice, and Value exercise between the mentor/mentee relationship, and 4) provide participants with recommendations and resources to help them support youth who have faced experiences with trauma, crisis, and mental health issues.

    Beth Dever, Circle Program Executive Director

    Location: Activity Room

    12:00–12:30 Lunch in Gym

    12:30–2:00 Choose one of the following

    Camp Olympics - For Camp Counselors & CIT’s

    Get ready for an afternoon of fun!! Your staff will work together as a team in different camp Olympic games against other Recreation Departments. Each department will receive points for each event. Each of the departments should come prepared to show off your camp spirit, singing skills, sportsmanship, and creativeness!!

    Regina Richford – Tapply Thompson Community Center

    Location: Gym/Outside

    Humans First: How to Become a Leader That Can Have Great Relationships & Still Run a Solid Program – For Program Leaders & Directors

    Hone your leadership skills in this session by examining your views about leadership as well as exploring and considering this approach. Then, learn about how to apply this approach in your program through examples, a role-play activity, and/or small group discussions. The goal of this session is to teach you a new way to look at your leadership and how it could transform your program for the better.

    Julia Chidester – Peterborough Recreation Department

    Location: Meeting Room

    2:00–2:30 Closing remarks, Awards, Raffle, and Ice Cream!

    Time to relax, visit, and enjoy a mountainous bowl of ice cream with all the toppings you can fit! Win great door prizes to take back and use at camp.

    Wink Committee

    Location: Gym

    Turn in your Completed Evaluation Form at the end of the day and get a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of (2) $25 Gift Cards!

    • 10/17/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Concord Recreation Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road, Concord, NH 03301

    NHRPA State Conference 2024

    NHRPA would like to invite you to attend our annual State Conference.  

    We are looking forward to a great conference and we hope you will join us as a PREMIER Sponsor or as a participant in our VENDOR hall.  We are excited to be back at the Concord Recreation Community Center in Concord, NH.  The full schedule is coming soon!

    Premier sponsor package: $500

    The package will include table space, logo in online conference brochure and on all emails and conference promotion, two lunches, list of conference participants and the opportunity to introduce a session and speak for two minutes about your products and services.

    Vendor hall package: $130 members or $280 non-member (includes membership)

    Vendors will receive table space, one lunch and your logo in the online conference brochure and a listing of conference attendees.

    Premier Sponsors:

Past events

05/09/2024 NHRPA Business Meeting
04/11/2024 Summer Camp Summit & NHRPA Awards
04/05/2024 NHRPA Spring Rec Connect Content Deadline
03/28/2024 Leadership in Changing Times Featuring Ian Hill
03/14/2024 NHRPA Business Meeting & Skiing Social @ Cannon Mountain
01/17/2024 NHRPA Winter Rec Connect Content Deadline
01/10/2024 NHRPA Annual Business Meeting
01/09/2024 Northern New England Recreation & Park Conference 2024
11/13/2023 Financial Sustainability Certification Program
11/09/2023 NHRPA Coffee Talk with Bob Barcelona followed by Business Meeting
10/19/2023 NHRPA State Conference Sponsor & Vendor Hall
10/19/2023 NHRPA State Conference - Attendee Registration
09/14/2023 NHRPA Executive Board Meeting followed by Business Meeing
06/03/2023 2023 Wink Tapply Playground Leader's Workshop
05/18/2023 NHRPA Business Meeting (NEW DATE)
04/14/2023 NHRPA Committee Budget Forms Due
04/13/2023 Summer Camp Summit & NHRPA Awards
04/07/2023 Deadline NHRPA Spring Rec Connect Newsletter
03/23/2023 Inclusive Play Matters - PlayCore Webinar
03/09/2023 NHRPA Business Meeting & Skiing Social @ Cannon Mountain
02/16/2023 NHRPA Coffee Talk with Bob Barcelona, Clemson University
02/07/2023 Bi-weekly Aquatics Zoom
01/18/2023 Deadline NHRPA Winter Rec Connect Newsletter
01/05/2023 NHRPA Annual Meeting @ NNERPC
12/08/2022 NHRPA Networking & Holiday Social
11/10/2022 NHRPA Coffee Talk with Special Olympics NH & Executive Board Meeting
11/10/2022 NHRPA Committee Timeline Due
10/20/2022 NHRPA State Conference Vendor Hall
10/20/2022 2022 NHRPA State Conference
09/09/2022 NHRPA Rec Connect Fall Deadline
09/07/2022 NHRPA Executive Board / Committee Meeting
06/04/2022 2022 Wink Tapply Workshop
06/02/2022 CANCELED - Waterfront Module "Wink" Tapply Workshop
05/24/2022 Aquatic Risk Management Workshop via Zoom
05/12/2022 NHRPA Business Meeting
05/10/2022 NHRPA Networking Event @ NH Fisher Cats Game
04/14/2022 NHRPA Coffee Talk - 2022 Summer Camp "22" Great Ideas and Brag Fest!
03/31/2022 Adding to your Inclusive Community Toolbox Followed by NHRPA Awards Luncheon
03/10/2022 NHRPA Coffee Talk - Maintenance UP!
02/10/2022 Hiring & Retaining Seasonal Employees & NHRPA Business Meeting
01/12/2022 NHRPA Business Meeting @ NNERPC
12/21/2021 NHRPA Ugly Holiday Sweater Lunchtime Zoom and Danta Clause Gift Exchange
11/18/2021 Coffee Talk - Capital Budgeting & NHRPA Business Meeting
10/21/2021 NHRPA State Conference Vendor Hall
10/21/2021 NHRPA State Conference
09/09/2021 NHRPA Virtual Business Meeting
06/03/2021 Summer Camp Staff Training Kickoff
05/20/2021 NHRPA Coffee Talk - Are You Ready for Summer?
05/13/2021 NHRPA Business Meeting
04/22/2021 Recreation Resilience - Anxiety 101 presented by NAMI NH
04/22/2021 NHRPA Maintenance Workshop Meeting
04/08/2021 NHRPA Coffee Talk - Social Media Strategies for Parks & Recreation
03/25/2021 Bonus March Coffee Talk with Jamie Sabbach
03/11/2021 NHRPA Coffee Talk - Why Parks & Recreation are Essential & NHRPA Business Meeting
03/05/2021 Aquatics Pop-up Zoom Roundtable Discussion
02/19/2021 Bi-Weekly NHRPA "Pop up" Zoom Meeting: Summer Camp Discussion
02/11/2021 NOW What? Managing Emotionally During Uncertain Times
02/05/2021 NHRPA "Pop up" Zoom Meeting: Summer Camp Discussion - What's your structure?
01/29/2021 NHRPA Aquatics Round Table Meeting #2
01/27/2021 So You Want to Build a Skatepark? NHRPA Member Discussion
01/22/2021 NHRPA Aquatics Round Table
01/21/2021 Mental Health Awareness: Caring for Yourself, Being There for Others
01/07/2021 NHRPA Coffee Talk Guest Speakers Jed & Roz Buck & Business Meeting
12/10/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk with Guest Bob Barcelona
11/19/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk with Guest Art Luptowski
11/05/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk & Business Meeting with Guest Chris Nunez
10/22/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk with Musco Sports Lighting
10/16/2020 NHRPA - Reviewing COVID-19 Day Camp Guidelines
10/02/2020 NHRPA Virtual Conference with Neelay Bhatt
09/10/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk & Virtual Annual Meeting
06/11/2020 NHRPA Executive Board Meeting
06/10/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk 6.10.2020
06/03/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk 6.3.2020
05/27/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk 5.27.2020
05/20/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk 5.20.2020
05/14/2020 NHRPA Business Meeting
05/13/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk 5.13.2020
05/07/2020 NRPA Playground Maintenance Workshop POSTPONED
05/06/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk 5.6.2020
04/29/2020 NHRPA Coffee Talk 4.29.2020
04/10/2020 Spring Rec Connect Newsletter Deadline
04/08/2020 NHRPA Connect - Zoom Meeting
03/12/2020 NHRPA Professional Development Workshop - NH Beaches & Pools
03/05/2020 NHRPA Business Meeting
01/15/2020 Winter Rec Connect Newsletter Deadline
01/08/2020 Annual NHRPA Business Meeting
12/13/2019 NHRPA Holiday Social & Business Meeting
11/21/2019 NHRPA Committee Work Session
11/14/2019 Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
10/10/2019 NHRPA Business Meeting
09/05/2019 NHRPA Maintenance Workshop
09/05/2019 NHRPA Maintenance Workshop Sponsorship Packages
09/05/2019 Maintenance Workshop Vendor Hall
06/01/2019 2019 Wink Tapply Workshop
05/09/2019 NHRPA Business Meeting
04/11/2019 NHRPA Business Meeting & Committee Workshop
04/11/2019 NHRPA Committee Budgets Due
03/14/2019 NHRPA Business Meeting - CANCELED
02/14/2019 Professional Development: Summer Camp Hot Topics
01/09/2019 NHRPA Business Meeting
11/08/2018 NRPA Playground Maintenance Course
09/13/2018 2018 NHRPA State Conference Registration
09/13/2018 2018 NHRPA State Conference Sponsor/Vendor Registration
06/07/2018 NHRPA Business Meeting
06/02/2018 2018 Wink Tapply Workshop
05/31/2018 NHRPA Social Event at NH Fisher Cats Game
05/10/2018 NHRPA Business Meeting
04/13/2018 NHRPA Budget Discussion
04/13/2018 How to Avoid a Nightmare at Your Summer Camp
03/15/2018 NHRPA March Business Meeting Make-up Date
03/08/2018 NHRPA Business Meeting CANCELED due to Snow Storm!
02/09/2018 Professional Development Workshop- Addressing Employee Performance
11/03/2017 Professional Development: Parks & Recreation Hiring & Employment Law Part II
10/05/2017 NHRPA Business Meeting & Committee Workshop CANCELED!
09/13/2017 2017 NHRPA State Conference Vendor Registration
09/13/2017 2017 NHRPA State Conference Registration
06/23/2017 Granite State Track & Field State Meet
06/17/2017 Granite State Track & Field Regional Meet - Rochester
06/17/2017 Granite State Track & Field Regional Meet - Lebanon
06/09/2017 NHRPA Business Meeting
06/03/2017 Wink Tapply Workshop
05/31/2017 2017 VT/NH Maintenance Workshop - Vendor Registration
05/31/2017 2017 VT/NH Maintenance Workshop
04/21/2017 NHRPA May Rec Connect Newsletter Deadline
04/14/2017 NHRPA Business Meeting
04/14/2017 NHRPA Business Meeting
03/10/2017 NHRPA Professional Development - Grant Writing 101
02/10/2017 NHRPA Business Meeting
12/09/2016 NHRPA Holiday Social
11/16/2016 NHAHPERD Annual Fall Conference
11/10/2016 NHRPA Professional Development Workshop - Municipal Finance Part II
10/14/2016 NHRPA Business Meeting
10/05/2016 NRPA Conference
09/26/2016 NHRPA October Rec Connect Newsletter Deadline
09/20/2016 NHRPA State Conference
06/24/2016 Granite State Track & Field State Meet
06/18/2016 Granite State Track & Field Regional Meet
06/04/2016 Wink Tapply Playground Leaders Workshop
06/03/2016 NHRPA Executive Board Meeting
05/22/2016 Scott's Pitch Hit & Run Sectional Competition
05/06/2016 Planning with Purpose (CANCELED)

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