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

Bring Your Training to the Next Level...The 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 peak 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!

Making the Most of Summerama...For best results, we recommend splitting up to cover more ground. Debriefing as a team during your regularly-scheduled orientation following the event is a great way to share information and nurture team bonding.

2024 Summerama Camp Staff Training Day

In-Person seasonal staff Training day:

Friday, June 14th

8:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Robert Miller Community Center

130 Gosse Court

Burlington, VT 05408


                Download the complete Summerama brochure below:


Camp Directors Webinar Series:

January 30th - Hiring & Managing Seasonal Staff

February 27th - Camp Licensing

March 26th - Camp DEI

April 30th - Camp Director 101

May 28th - Getting Back Into The Camp Mindset

Register for each webinar separately. $10 per webinar. 

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