Wink Tapply Agenda
8:30-9:00 Registration, coffee, and light refreshments
9:00–10:00 Presence, Play & Possibility: A Boundary Approach to Building Trust and Connection with Youth Build trust, beat burnout, and avoid adult-youth relational traps. This keynote will introduce research-backed strategies to meet universal youth needs and provide the best protective factor we can offer young people: healthy connections with accessible, boundaries, and caring trusted adults.
Brooklyn Raney – One Trusted Adult - Location: Gym
10:15–11:00 Water Safety & Summer Camp Risk Management
This session will focus on water 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 water safety tips.
Kerry Horne – Executive Director of NHRPA - Location: Gym
Choose one of the following 45 minutes sessions
11:15–12:00 Beyond “Kumbaya” – The Importance of Camp Songs to the Rec Camp Experience Incorporating camp songs and games with music, music and movement can make the camp experience even better and more memorable for campers. Transition times, meal and snack times, field trips (and especially when the bus is late), down time, overnights etc. are enhanced through silly camp songs, games, and movement. And YOU don’t have to be a great (or even good) singer to teach songs and get campers to sing-along. This session will review the why, where, when, and how of incorporating singing and music into 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.
Speaker from Primex Insurance - Location: Meeting Room
Games & how to teach them
Join us for a fun and interactive games session with some old favorites and some new twists!
Speaker Regina Richford - Location: Activity room
12:00–12:45 Lunch in Gym
12:45–2:15 Camp Challenges
Your staff will need to come together and work as a unit, to compete against all the other Recreation Departments. Creative thinking and teamwork will be put to the test to complete the gauntlet of Team Building activities. Departments should come prepared to show off their camp spirit, points will be awarded for several unique challenges. Make sure to bring: a change of clothes, a towel, a garden gnome, noise maker, face paint, costumes, wigs, wacky hats, flags/banners, and anything else that your camp might use for theme weeks!
Dan Lamoureux – Concord Parks and Recreation - Location: Gym/Outside
2:15–2:45 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!
NHRPA State Conference 2023
Celebrating 75 Years!
NHRPA would like to invite you to attend our annual State Conference.
We are looking forward to a great conference celebrating 75 years of NHRPA 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: $125 members or $275 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.
Participants can earn up to 1.5 CEU's for enrolling and participating in this program. Program fee of $350 includes 2.5 training days including food. This is a terrific opportunity for professional members from New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts.
As park and recreation professionals, we are privileged to be the stewards of taxpayer dollars. Each and every day we get to spend their money. What a responsibility!
We hold in our hands the power to impact communities by how we manage these resources. How we spend, how we generate revenues, and how we work to create a financially sustainable future for our organizations and for the field of parks and recreation.
Together we can create a movement to strengthen financial acumen in parks and recreation - one person and one agency at a time. This eye-opening and engaging experience will be one you won’t forget.
She currently works alongside organizations from coast to coast assisting them in creating financially sustainable service models for their communities. She also teaches financial management at Indiana University in the School of Public Health’s masters program.
Thank You Supporting Sponsors!
"NHRPA " is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301