Day Camp Committee: Site Supervisor Workshop

Day Camp Committee:  Site Supervisor Workshop
Located within IPRA's Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Section, the Day Camp Committee consists of a group of special recreation professionals that either specialize or work in and around Day Camps.  This Workshop will provide participants with two different presentations: Successful Day Camp Planning Amidst a Global Pandemic and Proactive Strategies When Working with People with IDD

Event Timeline:
6:00pm - 6:15pm:  Check-In and Welcome
6:15pm - 7:00pm:  Rachel Hubsch and Jacki Moore's "Successful Day Camp Planning Amidst a Global Pandemic"
7:15pm - 8:00pm:  Amie Burke's "Proactive Strategies When Working with People with IDD"

To Register:
  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). 

How to Participate:  This event will be delivered via Zoom. It is not required to have an account, but you will be asked to download the program to your device to participate. Attendees can participate from a computer, laptop, any smart device, or can use the call in feature.  Virtual links will be emailed May 13.  If you have not received your link by May 13 @ 10:00am, please contact Kim Laper at
Fee:  FREE IPRA Member / Non-Member

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CEUs: Event is approved for 0.1 CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for CPRE and CPRP certification).

Questions: CLICK HERE to visit the Therapeutic Recreation Section page, or contact Committee Chair Kristy Ekner at
5/13/2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM



Thursday, 13 May 2021

Stressing about running Day Camp with COVID-19 still present, don’t worry someone has already experienced it. In this session we will cover how to establish new routines in order to follow safety guidelines given out by the CDC and PDMRA. We will cover daily schedules, activity adaptations, personal care, communication with staff and families, and behavior management.
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
6:15 PM

People who are diagnosed with an intellectual/ developmental disability as well as a mental illness possess a higher risk for engagement in maladaptive behaviors and/or psychosocial distress. Often, impairments in expressive and receptive language skills can lead to a myriad of complications. In order to meet the needs of this population, accurate assessment and systematic behavioral management techniques should be implemented across environments. Evidence-based practices have been proven as effective interventions for people experiencing a combination of  maladaptive behaviors and psychiatric symptoms. In this short session, we will take time to discuss proactive interventions that can be implemented across environments. Principles of reinforcement, engagement in activities, validation and therapeutic strategies will be discussed.  In addition, the impact of COVID-19 on this population will be conferred as we move towards opening up programs from a year of seclusion.
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
7:15 PM

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