043 Protect Them, Protect Yourselves: Risk Management for Youth Camps
Tuesday, March 31 • 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Dallas 5-7
Jean Holt, RCRSP, CRSS, Ph.D., Old Dominion University; and Rhonda Mickelson, American Camp Association
You are notified that the individual who drives for your summer camp or youth program has just been arrested for driving under the influence. Someone comes to camp with the flu. A staff member is accused of ignoring a camper’s allegations of someone bullying him. All of these are real-life situations that have occurred at camp, maybe even to you personally! How you prepare for and deal with them is critical. This session will focus on topics for camp staff training, questions to ask yourself, and a process for establishing procedures and logistics to address risk management and safety.
Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify key topics to address during staff training.
  2. Determine what type of risk management framework is most appropriate and applicable for your program or programs.
  3. Learn about additional resources including those provided by the American Camp Association.
092 Youth Fitness: Creating a Culture for a Healthier Generation
0.1 NIRSA CEUs, 0.1 ACE CECs, 1.0 AFAA CEUs, 1.0 ACSM CECs
Wednesday, April 1 • 10:00am – 11:00am
Texas C
Anthony Wall, ACE-American Council on Exercise
In less than a generation, our youth have become part of the global obesity epidemic. The average child can now count on growing up with at least one major cardiovascular disease. Being bullied, low self-esteem, and a sense of hopelessness are everyday realities for many overweight and obese kids. We have an obligation to promote healthy behaviors in our youth. This session will discuss general youth fitness guidelines and explore the physiological and psychological impacts of physical activity.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Programming; Research & Evaluation; Personal & Professional Qualities
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the key definitions and mechanisms associated with youth physical activity.
  2. Understand and know how to apply general youth fitness guidelines to a program.
  3. Be able to use basic training principles to design safe and effective programs to engage today’s youth.
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Family/Youth; Managing/Leading Student Staff
140 From Concept to Construction: Building a Recreation Camp from Ground Zero
Thursday, April 2 • 8:40am – 9:40am
Grapevine 4-6
Timothy Collins, University of California-Riverside; and Mike Conley, University of California-Riverside
Summer camps–which are generally held once most of the students leave after finals–are becoming more common on university campuses. Learn the components necessary to start or enhance summer camps at your university while increasing program collaboration.
Core Competencies: Programming; Legal Liability & Risk Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discover how to create and implement an engaging summer camp program or enhance one currently in place.
  2. Become familiar with best practices and trends after hands-on application.
  3. Identify methods of generating an inclusive recreational summer camp while focusing on program collaboration.