Upcoming events

    • 06/03/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Franklin Parks & Recreation, 12 Rowell Drive, Franklin, NH 03235
    Registration is closed

    Wink Tapply Agenda 

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

    Keynote Address

    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

    10:00–10:15 Break

    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

    11:00–11:15 Break

    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!

    • 10/19/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Concord Recreation Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road, Concord, NH 03301

    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.

    • 11/13/2023
    • 11/15/2023
    • Concord Parks & Recreation Community Center, 14 Canterbury Road, Concord NH 03301
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    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.

     Jamie Sabbach, Program Instructor
     Jamie has spent her entire adult life serving the  public   park and recreation profession. Afforded   opportunities few will ever have, she has been a   practitioner, an educator, and consultant. She  speaks   from a place of experience, realism, and 

    Jamie has taught hundreds of professional development and training programs across North America and Europe and has had the privilege of 
    testifying in front of the United States Congress on the critical importance of public lands and recreation.

    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!


Past events

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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