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9:00 am - 3:00 pm Moore Field House 501 Crescent Street New Haven, CT 06515 Camp Challenge Generously sponsored by: Lunch included with registration!

9:00 Registration 9:30 Welcome & Kick-off Challenge 10:10 am - 12:10 pm Med. Admin. 10:10 Session 1 11:00 Session 2 11:45 Lunch 12:45 - 1:45 Epi Pen 12:30 Session 3 1:20 Session 4 2:05 Camp Challenge!

For questions or more information Please contact the CRPA office at: 860-721-0384 | [email protected] | www.crpa.com

Registration: Lobby

9:00 - 9:30 am Location:

Gym 1 Seats 50 - 60

11:00 - 11:45 am

You Just Got Schooled!

You Just Got Schooled!

1:20 - 2:05 pm

2:05 - 3:00 pm

(rain location: Gym 4 - right side) Seats 50 - 60

Conf. Room 111 Seats 50 - 60

MFH 255 Seats 80

MFH 203 Seats 30 - 40

MFH 204 Seats 40 - 50

See It - Believe It Try It... SportStacking with SpeedStacks

See It - Believe It Try It... SportStacking with SpeedStacks

The Electric Spider

The Electric Spider

Adaptations, Facilitating Modifications, and Activities: Energy, Programming Enthusiasm, and Strategies Fairness

Adaptations, Facilitating Modifications, and Activities: Energy, Programming Enthusiasm, and Strategies Fairness

DCF Mandated Reporter Training

Med Admin (10:10 - 12:10)

Lunch: Lobby (eat inside or outside)

11:45 am - 12:20 pm

12:30 - 1:15 pm

Tennis Courts

Welcome Comments & Kick-off Challenge: Gym - Center Court

9:30 - 10:00 am

10:10 - 10:55 am

Gym 2 Seats 50 - 60

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

Active STEM: Mixing STEM into Your Camp!

Active STEM: Mixing STEM into Your Camp!

Not Your Average (SIZED) Camp Games

Not Your Average (SIZED) Camp Games

Inclusion of Participants with Disabilities: A Parent and Participant Perspective

Rainy Days, From Camper to Transitions, and Counselor: Effective Down Time: Fun Ways to Utilize Ways to Keep Kids CIT’s in Your Camp Engaged! Environment

Inclusion of Participants with Disabilities: A Parent and Participant Perspective

Rainy Days, From Camper to Transitions, and Counselor: Effective Down Time: Fun Ways to Utilize Ways to Keep Kids CIT’s in Your Camp Engaged! Environment

Camp Challenge / Wrap Up: Gym - Center Court

Epi Pen (12:45 - 1:45)

modifications and adaptations in the camp setting to create a positive experience for all Camp College Kick-off Challenge campers. Participants will learn three ways to Presenters: Logan Gauvin, Rocky Hill Parks & modify an activity, how to structure activities for social inclusion, and recognize how small changes Recreation & Joe Milone, SCSU can enhance the camp experience for all. Location: Gym - Center Court Make sure your cell phones are charged and Facilitating Activities: Energy, ready for the Camp College Photo Scavenger Enthusiasm, and Fairness Hunt! Teams will work together to complete a Presenter: Joe Milone, SCSU checklist given at the beginning of the event.

You Just Got Schooled! Presenter: Logan Gauvin, Rocky Hill Parks & Recreation Location: Gym 1 "If you hear me clap once... clap twice... clap three times!"... A common trick used to TEACH our campers how to listen. Camp is a place where kids go to have fun during their school vacation, yet we still find ways to teach our campers new things. This session will introduce highly interactive games and activities that are not just fun, but will also educate your campers through play. Participants will learn how to facilitate new activities through participation by means of hands-on activities.

See It - Believe It - Try It... Presenter: Glen Costello, SpeedStacks Location: Gym 2 SportStacking has been termed a “track meet for your hands at warp speed.” It’s an exciting sport where students up stack and down stack 12 specially designed cups called Speed Stacks in predetermined sequences as fast as they can. Stackers race against the clock, compete in relays and often combine sport stacking with fitness challenges that exercise both the body and mind. SportStacking involves a tremendous amount of these important skills: fine motor skills, sequencing, concentration, focus, eyehand coordination, ambidexterity, reaction time, agility, fitness, bilateral proficiency, setting personal goals, teamwork, sportsmanship, proper homework habits, and having FUN!

The Electric Spider Presenter: Mike Dodge, SCSU Location: Tennis Courts Being a camp counselor is a role which requires many skills, arguably the most important of those skills are leadership and the ability to work as part of a team. Every day, camp counselors learn how to solve conflicts effectively and how to adapt to the needs of individual campers, enhancing their ability to work with and lead others. This session will allow counselors to practice and display their decision making, problem-solving, cooperation, and communication skills through two hands-on activities: Spider’s Web and Electric Fence. Join us for some fun and learn how you can become an even greater leader and team player!

Adaptations, Modifications, and Programming Strategies Presenter: MaryJo Archambault, SCSU Location: Conf Room 111 This session will provide the groundwork for using

See It - Believe It - Try It... Presenter: Glen Costello, SpeedStacks Location: Gym 2 SportStacking has been termed a “track meet for your hands at warp speed.” It’s an exciting sport where students up stack and down stack 12 specially designed cups called Speed Stacks in predetermined sequences as fast as they can. Stackers race against the clock, compete in relays and often combine sport stacking with fitness challenges that exercise both the body and mind. SportStacking involves a tremendous amount of these important skills: fine motor skills, sequencing, concentration, focus, eyehand coordination, ambidexterity, reaction time, agility, fitness, bilateral proficiency, setting personal goals, teamwork, sportsmanship, proper homework habits, and having FUN!

Location: MFH 255 Ever hear a camper say “this activity is boring”, or “I don’t want to play this game”, or "I want to be on that team"? Summer staff sets the tone for camp games and activities. In this session, we will discuss ways staff can influence the “energy” of the camp through their facilitation choices. In addition, participants will learn about different facilitation techniques, and tips and tricks that will help The Electric Spider keep campers engaged on a daily basis. Presenter: Mike Dodge, SCSU Location: Tennis Courts Being a camp counselor is a role which requires many skills, arguably the most important of Mandated Reporter Training those skills are leadership and the ability to Presenter: CT Department of Children & Families work as part of a team. Every day, camp counselors learn how to solve conflicts Location: MFH 203 Connecticut law states that professionals who effectively and how to adapt to the needs of because of their work are involved in regular individual campers, enhancing their ability to contact with children are mandated to report work with and lead others. This session will suspected child abuse and neglect. The purpose of allow counselors to practice and display their this training is to keep you up to date with your decision making, problem-solving, cooperation, roles, responsibilities and changes in the law and and communication skills through two hands-on possible preventive measures you can take to activities: Spider’s Web and Electric Fence. Join protect yourselves as well as the children and us for some fun and learn how you can become families you serve. DCF will hear concerns, answer an even greater leader and team player! questions, and develop ways to work together to Adaptations, Modifications, and better protect children. Programming Strategies Presenter: MaryJo Archambault, SCSU Location: Conf Room 111 This session will provide the groundwork for using Medical Administration Training modifications and adaptations in the camp Presenter: Nancy Brescia, APRN setting to create a positive experience for all Location: MFH 204 campers. Participants will learn three ways to The CT Department of Public Health mandates modify an activity, how to structure activities for that all youth camps administering medications social inclusion, and recognize how small changes to campers comply with the requirements set can enhance the camp experience for all. forth in CT statute and regulations. Learn what Facilitating Activities: Energy, this means for your camp and become certified to dispense medication at your camp site. This Enthusiasm, and Fairness certification is good for 3 years. Presenter: Joe Milone, SCSU Location: MFH 255 Ever hear a camper say “this activity is boring”, or “I don’t want to play this game”, or "I want to be on that team"? Summer staff sets the You Just Got Schooled! Presenter: Logan Gauvin, Rocky Hill Parks & tone for camp games and activities. In this session, we will discuss ways staff can influence Recreation the “energy” of the camp through their Location: Gym 1 "If you hear me clap once... clap twice... clap facilitation choices. In addition, participants three times!"... A common trick used to TEACH will learn about different facilitation techniques, and tips and tricks that will help our campers how to listen. Camp is a place keep campers engaged on a daily basis. where kids go to have fun during their school vacation, yet we still find ways to teach our campers new things. This session will introduce highly interactive games and activities that are not just fun, but will also educate your campers through play. Participants will learn how to Location: Set up in Lobby (eat inside or facilitate new activities through participation by outside) means of hands-on activities.

Lunch

Epi-Pen Training

Presenter: Nancy Brescia, APRN Location: MFH 204 Epi Pen training will teach you to recognize signs and symptoms of severe allergic reaction and understand appropriate handling, use and disposal of an epinephrine auto-injector. Municipalities are authorized by the State to have staff certified in Epi-Pen administration without taking the full medication course. This certification is good for 1 year.

Expect the Unexpected

Presenter: Jen Filer, Suffield Parks & Recreation Location: Gym 1 Working as a camp counselor for summer camp can be one of the most rewarding experiences, as long as you are well prepared. During this session we will explore the many scenarios that can occur during camp, we will discuss the roles and responsibilities of a camp counselor, review how to make field trip days a success, and how to pack your counselor “tool kit” of fun activities that can be done at any time. This will be a hands-on workshop that will empower experienced and new counselors to be prepared for their summer working in camp.

receives from a truly inclusive program. Stories of both inclusion and non-inclusion will be used to paint a picture for the session participants. Attendees will gain a greater awareness of the importance of an inclusive program for parents and participants, understand some benefits of inclusive programs for all people involved in the program, and learn how to move toward true inclusion by hearing first hand stories of how inclusion and non-inclusion affects participants and their families.

Rainy Days, Transitions, and Down Time: Fun Ways to Keep Kids Engaged! Presenter: Elijah, Coventry Parks & Recreation Location: MFH 255 Waiting for an activity to start, riding on the bus, and rainy days stuck inside can be tough for both Campers and Staff. Join us for a useful, engaging and most importantly, FUN workshop with real-life scenarios, tips, games and activities you can use to keep kids engaged! You will get to participate in hands-on activity demos and learn fun tricks so you can learn to improvise on the fly, all summer long!

From Camper to Counselor: Effective Ways to Utilize CIT’s in Your Camp Environment

Presenter: Danielle Draeger & Liz Venenziano, Rocky Hill Parks & Recreation Location: Tennis Courts Many camps offer Counselor In Training These participants aren’t campers... Active STEM: Mixing STEM into your Camp! programs. also aren’t staff. Which raises the question... Presenter: Ryan Hoar, S & S Worldwide, Inc. but so why do we have them? In this session, we will Location: Gym 2 discuss example roles of CITs and effective ways STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and to incorporate them into your everyday camp life Math) is already a major focus for local Boards where it benefits both them and you! of Education in Connecticut. This session shows how to implement STEM Education into your camps' programs. We will be using basic tools Expect the Unexpected to showcase the four facets of STEM in quick and constructive activities. STEM based Presenter: Jen Filer, Suffield Parks & Recreation learning is a great way to add depth to your Location: Gym 1 programs and keep your campers engaged. We Working as a camp counselor for summer camp will be using an easier approach, focusing on can be one of the most rewarding experiences, simple engineering principals and collaborative as long as you are well prepared. During this play. S&S Worldwide is a local vendor for all of session we will explore the many scenarios that your camp needs. Our mission is to "Help can occur during camp, we will discuss the roles People Play and Learn", and STEM activities and responsibilities of a camp counselor, review how to make field trip days a success, and how showcase this at its finest. to pack your counselor “tool kit” of fun Not Your Average (SIZED) Camp Games activities that can be done at any time. This will Presenter: Joe Milone, SCSU be a hands-on workshop that will empower Location: Tennis Courts experienced and new counselors to be Have you ever found yourself struggling to come prepared for their summer working in camp. up with fun and engaging games for large groups? Active STEM: Mixing STEM into your Camp! In this workshop, participants will learn about and play large group games that they can easily bring Presenter: Ryan Hoar, S & S Worldwide, Inc. back to camp and incorporate into their Location: Gym 2 programming for teambuilding, ice-breakers, field STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and days, unexpected down-time and more! Large- Math) is already a major focus for local Boards scale games are perfect for when you are leading of Education in Connecticut. This session shows more than one group at once, or have to lead very how to implement STEM Education into your large groups by yourself. Who hasn't had 60 camps' programs. We will be using basic tools children, twenty minutes, and virtually no to showcase the four facets of STEM in quick STEM based preparation time?! Fear no more... These and constructive activities. learning is a great way to add depth to your “supersized” games are sure to keep your campers programs and keep your campers engaged. We entertained, engaged, and excited about camp! will be using an easier approach, focusing on Inclusion of Participants with Disabilities: simple engineering principals and collaborative A Parent and Participant Perspective play. S&S Worldwide is a local vendor for all of Presenter: Tom Cosker, Parent and Inclusion your camp needs. Our mission is to "Help People Play and Learn", and STEM activities Advocate showcase this at its finest. Location: Conf. Room 111 Inclusion of people with disabilities in Not Your Average (SIZED) Camp Games recreation, including summer camps, is the Presenter: Joe Milone, SCSU responsibility of supervisors, directors, staff, Location: Tennis Courts and camp participants. Including people with Have you ever found yourself struggling to come disabilities in recreation takes not just providing up with fun and engaging games for large groups? opportunities but also creating a welcoming In this workshop, participants will learn about and environment for all. In this session, a parent will play large group games that they can easily bring discuss what inclusion looks like from their back to camp and incorporate into their perspective, why it is important for them and programming for teambuilding, ice-breakers, field their children, and the benefits everyone

days, unexpected down-time and more! Largescale games are perfect for when you are leading more than one group at once, or have to lead very large groups by yourself. Who hasn't had 60 children, twenty minutes, and virtually no preparation time?! Fear no more... These “supersized” games are sure to keep your campers entertained, engaged, and excited about camp!

Inclusion of Participants with Disabilities: A Parent and Participant Perspective

Presenter: Tom Cosker, Parent and Inclusion Advocate Location: Conf. Room 111 Inclusion of people with disabilities in recreation, including summer camps, is the responsibility of supervisors, directors, staff, and camp participants. Including people with disabilities in recreation takes not just providing opportunities but also creating a welcoming environment for all. In this session, a parent will discuss what inclusion looks like from their perspective, why it is important for them and their children, and the benefits everyone receives from a truly inclusive program. Stories of both inclusion and non-inclusion will be used to paint a picture for the session participants. Attendees will gain a greater awareness of the importance of an inclusive program for parents and participants, understand some benefits of inclusive programs for all people involved in the program, and learn how to move toward true inclusion by hearing first hand stories of how inclusion and non-inclusion affects participants and their families. Rainy Days, Transitions, and Down Time: Fun Ways to Keep Kids Engaged! Presenter: Elijah, Coventry Parks & Recreation Location: MFH 255 Waiting for an activity to start, riding on the bus, and rainy days stuck inside can be tough for both Campers and Staff. Join us for a useful, engaging and most importantly, FUN workshop with real-life scenarios, tips, games and activities you can use to keep kids engaged! You will get to participate in hands-on activity demos and learn fun tricks so you can learn to improvise on the fly, all summer long!

From Camper to Counselor: Effective Ways to Utilize CIT’s in Your Camp Environment

Presenter: Danielle Draeger & Liz Venenziano, Rocky Hill Parks & Recreation Location: Tennis Courts Many camps offer Counselor In Training programs. These participants aren’t campers... but also aren’t staff. Which raises the question... so why do we have them? In this session, we will discuss example roles of CITs and effective ways to incorporate them into your everyday camp life where it benefits both them and you!

Camp Challenge/ Wrap Up

Location: Gym - Center Court The Camp Challenge is a fun and exciting opportunity for camp staff to work together and show the other towns what they’re made of! With exhilarating and challenging games, the teams will be put to the test as they compete in great teambuilding exercises. The challenges will have a range of components from brainteasers to physical requirements to ensure participation from everyone in the group. Powered By: Here’s your chance to empower your camp staff, show off your camp spirit, and get pumped up about the 2019 Summer Camp Season!

Please return this form along with payment by May 19th. Registration fee is $15 per person after this date. Organization: ______________________________________________ Staff Leader: __________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________ City: _____________________________ State: ________ Zip: __________ Our town will be arriving by:  BUS  VAN  CAR

Approximate # of busses/vehicles: _________

$12 sessions fee is applicable to ALL REGISTRANTS. All registrations include lunch. Sessions fee is waived ONLY If registering for BOTH Epi Pen AND Med Admin. 1.

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10. ______________________________  Sessions ($12 - $15 after 5/19/19)  Epi-Pen ($40) Med. Admin. ($45)  Epi AND Med Admin ($57) *If more than 10 people will be attending Camp College, please copy this form to list all additional participants

Sessions ____ x $12 ($15 after 5/19/19) = $_____ | Epi-Pen _____ x $40 = $_____ | Med. Admin _____ x $45 = $____ | Epi & Med Admin ____ x $57 = $_____

GRAND TOTAL: $___________

What better way to end the Camp College day, than a good old fashioned “Battle of the Camps”?

The Camp Challenge will operate from 2:05pm and run until APPROXIMATELY 3:00pm. Camps who sign-up will compete in a series of 6 different challenges. Participating camps must have a minimum of 5 participants but no more than 30 per team (maximum of 18 teams total). For camps who have more than 30 staff interested in participating, a second team can be created but must be balanced (ex. a camp of 40 staff should make two teams of 20). At the end of the Camp Challenge, the top 3 teams will be awarded!



We would like to register for the camp challenge! Please complete below: I will have ______ staff (min. 5, max. 30) If more than 30, I will have ____ staff divided into 2 teams of ____



We do not wish to participate in the camp challenge.

 Check (payable to: “CRPA,” 135 Day St., 2nd Floor, 2H, Newington, CT 06111)  Invoice  Credit Card  PO# ____________ All payments must be received by May 20th. There will be no refunds for cancellations after this date. Registrants that do not show without cancelling prior to this date will be billed the full amount.

SCSU Event & Parking Map Cars & Vans: Parking Garage

Busses: Lot 9

(parking is free) GPS Address: 66 Wintergreen Avenue New Haven, CT 06515 *VANS: use lower level of garage!*

Pick up/drop off at Moore Field House Proceed to lot 9 for parking (parking is free) GPS Address: 114 Farnham Avenue New Haven, CT 06515

All Camp College sessions will be held in the MOORE FIELD HOUSE. Upon arrival, please check-in at registration located at the entrance to the field house.

BUS PICK UP & DROP OFF

For Busses Only: After dropping off passengers in front of the Moore Field House, the bus should proceed to Lot #9 and park there until the conclusion of the event, at which time the bus can return for pick‐up in front of Moore Field House. Lot #9 is off of Farnham Avenue. Take a left out of the driveway in front of Moore Field House, proceed to the first intersection, which is Farnham Avenue, then take a right. Proceed down Farnham Avenue for about 300 yards to the entrance for Lot #9, which is located on the right.