Workshops:



Summerama Camp Staff Training

 June 14, 2024 - Burlington, VT

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Maintenance Workshop

September 24th, 2024 - Rutland, VT

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Courses:



Playground Maintenance Technician Course (PMT)

April 10-11th, 2024 

Burlington, VT

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Playground Maintenance Training

Virtual - February 1-12, 2021

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Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Training Course

March 19th & 20th, 2024 

Burlington, VT

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Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Training Course

Next course in 2025

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Upcoming events

    • June 14, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Robert Miller Community Center, 130 Gosse Court, Burlington, VT
    • 194
    Register


    SUMMERAMA


    Friday, June 14, 2024
    8:45 am - 1:00 pm

    Robert Miller Community Center

    Burlington, VT



    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!


    SUMMERAMA BROCHURE - coming soon!

    Registration limited to the first 200 registrations. Don't delay!  




    • September 24, 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Rutland Community Center
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    2024 VERMONT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

    Tuesday, September 24, 2024
    Rutland Community Center

    INVITATION TO VENDORS & COMMERCIAL PARTNERS


    REGISTRATION IS OPEN!


          For more details &
    registration information,
    CLICK HERE to view the Vendor Brochure.

    • September 24, 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Rutland Community Center
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    2024 VT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

    Tuesday, September 24, 2024

    7:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Rutland Community Center



    Attendee Registration is now open!

    The Vermont Recreation & Parks Association (VRPA), in partnership with the New England Sports Turf Managers Association (NESTMA), and New England Park Association(NEPA), invite you to attend the 2024 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.

    ATTENDEE BROCHURE -  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.
     


    • September 25, 2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • September 26, 2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, VT
    Register



    Join us to celebrate our 81st Annual VT Conference on Recreation & Trails Symposium! 

    New Location, new partnerships, new website pages, new logo, & so much fun & networking to come!

    All the conference session information will be posted on our website this year instead of in a virtual brochure. We will have a one page, printed copy of the session schedule available at the conference as well.


    CLICK HERE to go to the Conference Web Page for more information.


    See you all at the Killington Grand Hotel

    September 25th & 26th, 2024


    Room Reservation information is available here!

    Book your rooms by August 25th.


      

    • September 25, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 26, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Killington Grand Hotel & Resort, Killington, VT
    Register


    81st Annual
    Vermont Conference on Recreation 

    & Trails Symposium

    Wednesday & Thursday, September 25th & 26th, 2024
    Killington Grand Hotel & Resort

    Killington, VT


    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

     Click here to view the Exhibit Hall Brochure with details & sponsorship opportunities.  

              

     

    We are excited to return to the Killington Grand Hotel again to celebrate our 81st Vermont Conference on Recreation & 2nd Trails Symposium!  We are partnering again this year with the Vermont Trails & Greenways Council (VTGC) who will be hosting the Trails Symposium in tandem with our conference! The Combination of this central location and continued partnership will help maintain our historic attendance and attract new attendees to a state of the art facility.  We hope you will join us for another amazing opportunity to network & learn from some of the top professionals in our region. 

    Without you, we would not be able to sustain the valuable work of VRPA.  Your partnership is an essential part of that reality! Below are some helpful tips to get the most out of this year’s 81st VT Conference on Recreation & Trails Symposium.

    See you in September for great networking, learning, & fireworks at the Killington Grand Hotel!


Past events

May 28, 2024 Summerama Directors Webinar Series - Session 5: Getting Back Into The Camp Mindset
May 23, 2024 WEBINAR - Disability Inclusion Includes All Staff - Strategies for getting your team on board
May 21, 2024 Aquatic Risk Management Course
April 30, 2024 Summerama Directors Webinar Series - Session 4: Camp Director 101
April 10, 2024 Playground Maintenance Training (PMT) Course 2024
April 03, 2024 2024 VRPA Annual Meeting
March 26, 2024 Summerama Directors Webinar Series - Session 3: Camp DEI
March 19, 2024 CPO (Certified Pool/Spa Operators) Course 2024
February 27, 2024 Summerama Directors Webinar Series - Session 2: Camp Licensing
January 30, 2024 Summerama Directors Webinar Series - Session 1: Hiring & Managing Season Staff
January 23, 2024 AFO (Aquatic Facility Operator) Course 2024
December 06, 2023 VRPA December 2023 Quarterly Meeting
September 27, 2023 80th Vermont Conference on Recreation - Exhibit Hall
September 27, 2023 80th Vermont Conference on Recreation - ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
August 11, 2023 VT State Pickleball Tournament
June 16, 2023 Summerama Camp Staff Training 2023
June 06, 2023 2023 Vermont Maintenance Workshop - Attendees
June 06, 2023 2023 Vermont Maintenance Workshop - Vendors
May 10, 2023 CPR & First Aid Courses
May 10, 2023 2023 VRPA Annual Meeting
April 04, 2023 Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Course 2023
March 23, 2023 CPO (Certified Pool/Spa Operators) Course 2023
March 15, 2023 VRPA March 2023 Quarterly Meeting
February 15, 2023 Playground Maintenance Training (PMT) Course 2023
December 07, 2022 VRPA December 2022 Quarterly Meeting
October 12, 2022 79th Vermont Conference on Recreation - Exhibit Hall
October 12, 2022 79th Vermont Conference on Recreation - ATTENDEE REGISTRATION
June 17, 2022 Summerama Camp Staff Training 2022
June 07, 2022 Aquatic Risk Management Course
June 02, 2022 2022 Vermont Maintenance Workshop - Vendors
June 02, 2022 2022 Vermont Maintenance Workshop - Attendees
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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