Upcoming events

    • May 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual! Your Choice!
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    VRPA Annual Meeting

    Wednesday, May 12th

    9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Virtual via Zoom


    Join us for our Annual Meeting being held virtually again this year!

    The Annual Meeting will feature:

    9:00 -10:10 AM          Education Program #1 (0.1 ceu's)

    “Vetting and Training Youth Coaches: The Bar has been Raised”

    with John LaMalva

         Founder of Alpha Youth Sports (AYS)

    10:30 -11:00 AM        Speed Session

    "Waste Free Earth" – Introductory Speed Session

    with Marina McCoy & Alexandra Thompson

    11:00 AM                  Awards Presentation

    12:30 - 2:00 PM        Business Meeting



    Connect with VRPA members

    We gather each May to celebrate our accomplishments of the previous year, prepare for the summer’s activities, and recognize some of the people who have made significant contributions to the association and to recreation across Vermont. The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to network with your recreation colleagues. We hope you will join us!


      



    • May 27, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

          

    VRPA Webinar 

    Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Fitness Experience ® ™

    Thursday, May 27th

    11:00 - 12:10 pm

    Outdoor gyms are rising in popularity as amenities that provide free fitness opportunities in community-building social settings. Join Allison Abel, Director of Marketing with Greenfields Outdoor Fitness, to learn design practices that maximize usage by diverse demographics of varying ages and ability levels. Safety concerns and ADA requirements will also be addressed.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Understand the various functions outdoor gyms can serve and list the unique benefits they hold for local communities

    2. Explore design concepts and how to select the best units to maximize usage

    3. Explain how ADA requirements relate to outdoor gyms and how create truly inclusive exercise environments

    4. Understand ASTM regulations related to outdoor gyms and how to address safety concerns

    Speaker:

    Allison Abel

    Director of Marketing

    Greenfields Outdoor Fitness

    Allison Abel draws from years of experience assisting in project planning and interactions with end users in the field to inform her knowledge base of proven strategies to increase the effectiveness of outdoor gyms. Allison has presented at the National Parks & Recreation Association Annual Conference, California Parks & Recreation Association Annual Conference, and the Conference on the Value of Play, and has authored articles for leading industry publications including Parks & Recreation and Recreation Management.

    • 0.1   CEU’s offered to those in attendance at the live session.

    Pre-registration required.




    • June 06, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual via Zoom
    • 219
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    SUMMERAMA CAMP STAFF TRAINING

    Sunday, June 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Virtual Training


    Register here for the CPR & First Aid Training Course on

    Saturday, June 12th as well!

    Fee for this course is added during the Summerama Registration.


    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!


    THE SUMMERAMA BROCHURE WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE SOON & ON OUR WEBSITE

    Download the Save the Date here



    • October 13, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • October 14, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee VT
    Register


    78th Annual
    Vermont Conference on Recreation 

    Wednesday & Thursday, October 13th & 14th, 2021
    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

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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