Workshops:



Summerama Camp Staff Training

Friday, June 17th, 2022

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Maintenance Workshop

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

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Courses:



Playground Maintenance Training

Returns in 2023

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Playground Maintenance Training

Virtual - February 1-12, 2021

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CPO Training Course

March 22nd & 23rd, 2022

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CPSI Training Course

Returns in 2023

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Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Course

CPO Training Course

Hosted annually by the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association. 

Virtual - March 22nd & 23rd, 2022

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. 

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.

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Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course


CPSI Training Course


Hosted by the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association every three years.

Returns in 2023

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.    


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Upcoming events

    • June 02, 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Middlebury Recreation Center
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    2022 VERMONT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

    Thursday, June 2, 2022
    Middlebury Recreation Center

    INVITATION TO VENDORS/COMMERCIAL PARTNERS


    REGISTRATION IS OPEN


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


          





    • June 02, 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Middlebury Recreation Center
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    2022 VERMONT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

    Thursday, June 2, 2022
    Middlebury Recreation Center


    REGISTRATION IS OPEN

    The Vermont Recreation & Parks Association, in partnership with the New England Sports Turf Managers Association, and New England Park Association  invite you to attend the 2022 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 HERE!

    Education session descriptions - available soon!


    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.



          





    • June 07, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
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    Aquatic Risk Management Course

    Tuesday, June 7th

    9:00-12:00 pm

    Virtual via Zoom

    The Aquatic Risk Management course provides information that complements and enhances aquatic manager certification courses. This course offers practical tools beyond certification requirements to address and manage real risks and serious challenges faced on a daily basis at facilities. Topics or issues that interest you can be addressed & discussed throughout. The course is intended to provide practical ideas & solutions that can be brought back to your facilities.

    Training is based on ASRG's unique, cutting-edge research and more than 40 years of experience in aquatics, taught by two professionals who have dedicated their careers to water safety and aquatic risk management. Real life examples of court cases and drownings will be discussed. Participants will leave the course with practical ideas for helping keep guests safe, while reducing liability at aquatic facilities.

    Participants receive a certificate of completion.

    .03 CEU's will be offered for this course. 

    More details are outlined here. 





    • June 17, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Rutland Community Center, 134 Community Center Drive, Rutland, VT 05701
    • 198
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    SUMMERAMA


    Friday, June 17, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Rutland Community Center

    134 Community Center Drive

    Rutland, Vermont  05701





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

    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 (coming soon!)

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


    Youth MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID - Registration separate - click here!


    • October 12, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 13, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee VT
    Register


    79th Annual
    Vermont Conference on Recreation 

    Wednesday & Thursday, October 12th & 13th, 2022
    at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT


    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

    CLICK HERE

    for the Exhibit Hall Brochure with details & sponsorship opportunities.      


    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.”


Past events

May 11, 2022 2022 VRPA Annual Meeting
March 22, 2022 CPO (Certified Pool/Spa Operators) Course 2022
March 09, 2022 VRPA March 2022 Quarterly Meeting
December 02, 2021 VRPA December 2021 Quarterly Meeting
October 13, 2021 78th Vermont Conference on Recreation - Exhibit Hall
October 13, 2021 78th Vermont Conference on Recreation - ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
June 06, 2021 Summerama Camp Staff Training 2021
May 27, 2021 Webinar - "Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Fitness Experience"
May 12, 2021 2021 VRPA Annual Meeting
April 15, 2021 Summerama Camp Call April 15, 2021
April 07, 2021 Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course
March 24, 2021 CPO (Certified Pool/Spa Operators) Course 2021
March 10, 2021 VRPA March 2021 Quarterly Meeting
February 01, 2021 Playground Maintenance Training (PMT) Course 2021
January 21, 2021 VRPA Safe Outdoor Venues - Zoom Meeting
January 12, 2021 ESPORTS Webinar - CEU Session
December 03, 2020 VRPA December 2020 Quarterly Meeting
September 23, 2020 77th Vermont Conference on Recreation - Exhibit Hall
September 23, 2020 77th Vermont Conference on Recreation - ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
June 09, 2020 Summerama 2020
May 13, 2020 2020 VRPA Annual Meeting
March 12, 2020 VRPA March Quarterly Meeting
December 05, 2019 VRPA December 2019 Quarterly Meeting
November 21, 2019 16th Annual Vermont Performance Showcase - AUDIENCE
November 21, 2019 16th Annual Vermont Performance Showcase - ARTISTS
October 10, 2019 76th Vermont Conference on Recreation - ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
October 10, 2019 76th Vermont Conference on Recreation - Exhibit Hall
June 06, 2019 2019 Vermont Maintenance Workshop - Attendees
June 06, 2019 2019 Vermont Maintenance Workshop - Exhibit Hall
June 02, 2019 Summerama 2019
May 16, 2019 2019 VRPA Annual Meeting
March 26, 2019 Certified Pool/Spa Operators Course
March 14, 2019 VRPA March Quarterly Meeting
December 06, 2018 VRPA December 2018 Quarterly Meeting
November 15, 2018 15th Annual Vermont Performance Showcase - ARTISTS
November 15, 2018 15th Annual Vermont Performance Showcase - AUDIENCE
October 11, 2018 Theresa S. Brungardt Awards Luncheon
October 10, 2018 75th Vermont Conference on Recreation
October 10, 2018 75th Vermont Conference on Recreation - Exhibit Hall
June 03, 2018 Summerama 2018
May 08, 2018 2018 VRPA Annual Meeting
March 27, 2018 Certified Pool/Spa Operators Course
March 15, 2018 VRPA March Quarterly Meeting
December 06, 2017 VRPA December Quarterly Meeting
November 16, 2017 14th Annual Vermont Performance Showcase - ARTISTS
November 16, 2017 14th Annual Vermont Performance Showcase - AUDIENCE
October 11, 2017 2017 Vermont Conference on Recreation
July 29, 2017 VRPA - St. Johnsbury Academy State Track Meet
June 03, 2017 Summerama
May 31, 2017 Maintenance Workshop
May 09, 2017 VRPA Annual Meeting
April 04, 2017 Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course
March 21, 2017 Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Course
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