2022 Wink Tapply Workshop

  • 06/04/2022
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Franklin Parks & Recreation, 12 Rowell Drive, Franklin, NH 03235


  • Please use this registration if the department you are representing is a member of NHRPA.
  • Please use this registration if your department is not a member of NHRPA.


2022 “Wink” Tapply Playground Leader’s Workshop

Bessie Rowell Community Center – Franklin, NH Sat., June 4 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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

Keynote Address

9:00–10:00 Exploring & Sharing our Why

This interactive session will get us started for the day. Come prepared to share your best camp stories and your “Why”?

Donna Kuethe – Executive Director GP RED; Retired Recreation Director Town of Moultonborough and “Very Happy Camper” for over 50 years.

Location: Gym

10:00–10:15 Break

Concurrent Sessions – Two Hour Option or (2) 45-minute Options

Two Hour Option

10:15–12:00 Social Emotional Curriculum for Regulation

Come and learn some simple yet incredibly useful tools, language, and approaches based on social-emotional learning curriculums such as Zones of Regulation. We will engage in group activities that involve use of concepts such as following the group plan, social mapping, expected and unexpected reactions, and more. You will leave ready to engage in group activities with your kids this summer, using these simple yet grounding concepts to keepeveryone well-regulated in the group.

Kimberly O’Donnell – Across NH - M.S.; NH ECMP & ASMP WT, IM, PC

Location: Meeting Room #134

OR (2) 45-Minute Options

10:15–11:00 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 do’s, 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 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

Location: TRIP Dining Room #105


Games and Activities for your Back Pocket

Come ready to learn new games to use in a pinch, rainy day, or just general down time!

Jesse Mitchell - TTCC

Location: Gym


Nature Activities: Pocket Tools for Nature Exploration

Small "tools" can be combined to make a big impression with campers of all ages. Learn fun ways to teach cloud identification, observe one small square with a ruler, create a nature treasure box and more!

Jenne Walker - Executive Director of the Slim Baker Foundation for Outdoor Ed.

Location: Fitness Room #112

11:00–11:15 Break

Concurrent Sessions – Choose (1) 45-minute Option

11:15–12:00 Easy Nature Crafts

Nature crafts can be fun and easy to do rain or shine. Learn a few ideas on how to entertain campers of all ages with things found in nature. Learn how to make nature paint brushes, build an insect home, a nature crown and more!

Jenne Walker - Executive Director of the Slim Baker Foundation for Outdoor Ed.

Location: Fitness Room #112


The Wheels on the Bus Go Round & Round (but what if they don’t?)

In this session you will go over field trip safety, emergency situations, and some time fillers during down time.

Donna Kuethe, Les Dion, Matt Seaver

Location: Activity Room #110

12:00–12:45 Lunch in Gym

1:00–3:00 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 pink flamingo, face paint, costumes, wigs, wacky hats, flags/banners, noise makers and anything else that your camp might use for theme weeks!

Dan Lamoureux – Concord Parks and Recreation

Location: Gym

3:00–3:30 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 fora chance to win one of (2) $25 Gift Cards!

"NHRPA " is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301

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