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Day Camp Committee Site Supervisor Workshop - May 2022
Located within IPRA's Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Section, the Day Camp Committee consists of a group of professionals that either specialize or work in and around camps at special recreation agencies. This event will consist of a presentation of "Realistic Behavior Strategies plus The Parent's Perspective" by Kelly Smith. If you are interested in joining the committee or simply wish to attend for educational and networking purposes, you are encouraged to register. This is a members-only event, but guests interested in learning more about IPRA are welcome to attend.
Login to your IPRA account (See "Sign in" to the right or below), then scroll down to select "Register Myself". If you are not an IPRA member, create an account (See create a new account under "Sign in", then register for the event).
Summer Camp means making new friends, exploring new activities, building relationships with new trusted adults, and starting a new routine. It is all so exciting, but for many kids it can be quite a stressful transition out of their familiar school schedule. This interactive session will introduce camp staff to a basic and realistic approach to helping campers of all abilities succeed and thrive in a typical camp setting. We'll discuss methods for discovering reasons why campers may be acting out, teach a pro-active approach to behavior prevention, and help staff understand the correlation between disability and behavior. Then, we’ll help you “choose your battles” with behavior tolerance. The session will end with “the parent’s perspective”. Actual parents of campers with disabilities will provide insight on why camp is important to their family and their expectations for our programs and staff. Learning Outcomes: 1) Give strategies to prevent negative camper behavior, 2) Understand how and why disabilities can lead to increased camper behaviors, 3) Gain an understanding of why parents enroll their sons and daughters in special recreation camps and what they expect from the experience.
How to Participate:
Virtual discussions are delivered via
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Event is approved for 0.1 CEUs and will only be awarded to those in live attendance for a minimum of 45 minutes (Continuing Education Units are for certifications such as
to visit the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Section page, or contact Committee Chair Jessie Silva at
5/18/2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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