VISIT NRPA

OUR MISSION:

To support the recreation and park profession and steward the future of public parks and recreational opportunities in Connecticut in order to promote active lifestyles, livable communities, and quality of life for all who call Connecticut home.

5/16

Summer Quarterly

Join us on May 16th where you can get a hands-on interactive tutorial from Winding Trails’ Corporate Trainers. Learn how to interact as a departmental team to discover your team’s unique problem-solving processes, identify group dynamics, & navigate different personalities. Afterwards, celebrate CRPA's 75th Anniversary with delicious BBQ, your favorite refreshments, & ample opportunities for networking. Don’t miss this chance to bask in nature while enjoying the company of colleagues. See you there!

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6/18

Virtual Epi-Pen & Med Admin Training

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. The CT Department of Public Health mandates that all youth camps administering medications to campers comply with the requirements set forth in CT statute and regulations. Learn what this means for your camp and become certified to dispense medication at your camp site. This certification is good for 3 years.

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5/11

Water Safety Campaign

Whether swimming in a backyard pool, lake, pond, or river, every resident should know the essentials of water safety in an effort to reduce drownings. To help raise awareness about water safety in our communities, CRPA has developed a Water Safety Social Media Toolkit with graphics, statistics, and suggested social media messages.

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6/6

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Members are reporting an increased frequency of suicide crises & mental health issues among the youth enrolled in their programs. Increased levels of anxiety & depression linked to social media & cyberbullying has had a huge impact on adolescents. CRPA feels it is critical to offer this training for parks and recreation professionals as well as directors and senior staff of camps and before and afterschool programs, at convenient times for professional full-time & seasonal staff. Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR): the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons aimed at identifying and interrupting the crisis and directing that person to the proper care.

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11/25

Annual Conference & Tradeshow (EXHIBITORS)

This annual conference brings together over 350 parks and recreation professionals from across Connecticut and the surrounding states. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your product or service and promote your brand to the largest gathering of industry professionals in New England. If you provide products, services, or benefit programs to parks & recreation departments, agencies, or other groups you can't afford to miss this show!

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5/22

Aquatics Academy: WSI/LG Leadership

Aquatics Academy: WSI/LG Leadership is a pre-season training opportunity for your aquatics team (Lifeguards, WSI, Supervisors)! Participants will develop and build critical skills needed to help them achieve success and bring your aquatics department to the next level. All participants will leave with a certificate of completion.

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6/1

Camp College

Camp College offers a unique and convenient training opportunity for your seasonal camp staff and camp directors. This year we are offering 9 educational sessions on topics such as programming, team building, behavior management, inclusive recreation, and more! Plus, the day will start and end with some awesome team building challenges. Use this to supplement your seasonal staff training or in lieu of it.

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6/17

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Members are reporting an increased frequency of suicide crises & mental health issues among the youth enrolled in their programs. Increased levels of anxiety & depression linked to social media & cyberbullying has had a huge impact on adolescents. CRPA feels it is critical to offer this training for parks and recreation professionals as well as directors and senior staff of camps and before and afterschool programs, at convenient times for professional full-time & seasonal staff. Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR): the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons aimed at identifying and interrupting the crisis and directing that person to the proper care.

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8/7

Parks Field Day

Join us for a day of networking, equipment demonstrations, and product testing with the leading providers of products and services for the parks profession!

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6/13

Virtual Epi-Pen & Med Admin Training

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. The CT Department of Public Health mandates that all youth camps administering medications to campers comply with the requirements set forth in CT statute and regulations. Learn what this means for your camp and become certified to dispense medication at your camp site. This certification is good for 3 years.

REGISTER NOW!