Category: Recreation

Best Practices for a Safe Return to Recreation Programming
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Best Practices for a Safe Return to Recreation Programming

With many states starting to slowly reopen, recreation organizations are tasked with a safe return to programming that keeps participants and staff healthy and safe while maintaining the positive community environment that everyone is used to. We’ve put together some best practices to help you now and as we navigate the coming weeks and months....

Safety In Adaptive Recreation Programs
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Safety In Adaptive Recreation Programs

Adaptive, or inclusive, recreation allows those with illnesses, disabilities, and other conditions to participate in recreational activities. Through the use of activity modifications, technology, and/or assistance, these programs can help everyone enjoy recreation safely and appropriately to enhance their health, functional abilities, independence, and way of life. Whether your organization has dedicated Adaptive Recreation programming...

Incident Prevention for Recreation Programs
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Incident Prevention for Recreation Programs

Recreation organizations that host youth programs know the importance of emergency and crisis plans to support participants and staff in unexpected situations. While we can’t predict when an accident or emergency is going to happen, taking steps to prepare in advance helps with incident prevention and mitigation. Recognize Dangers & Emergencies in Recreation As with...

3 Strategies for a Successful Spring Break Camp
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3 Strategies for a Successful Spring Break Camp

Guest blog by Glen Greenstone, CircuiTree We’re pleased to introduce Glen Greenstone as our guest blogger today. Before becoming a camp professional, Glen enjoyed many other pursuits. A native San Diegan, he worked through college as a 9-1-1 dispatcher. He has a passion for literature and the outdoors, and is a veteran of U.S. Coast...

3 Best Practices for Afterschool Program Management
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3 Best Practices for Afterschool Program Management

Guest blog by Joseph Oriente. We’re pleased to introduce Joseph Oriente as our guest blogger today. Joseph Oriente is the President and Founder of Capturepoint, creator of CommunityPass software. Joe established Capturepoint in 1999 and launched CommunityPass in 2003, which was initially created to provide online registration and payment for a local town sports council...

Emergency Plans for Recreation Organizations
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Emergency Plans for Recreation Organizations

Youth recreation organizations know how important participant safety is while kids are enjoying camps, programs, and other recreational activities. Staff have plenty of processes in place to support safety efforts, from collecting critical participant information and staff training, to incident reporting and responding to emergencies. With that in mind, emergency plans for recreation organizations are...

What To Know About The California Consumer Privacy Act
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What To Know About The California Consumer Privacy Act

Much of our lives are digitized and as we spend more time online, businesses can target buyers based on their consumption habits, location, preferences, and more. Due to a lack of federal legislation, states have taken it upon themselves to protect the consumer, and California is the most recent state to do so, with the...

How ePACT Helps Your Recreation Organization Meet Licensing Requirements
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How ePACT Helps Your Recreation Organization Meet Licensing Requirements

Many organizations provide licensed child care services, from before- and after-school programs to day care and day camps. Government licensing sets minimum requirements around child care services and ensures that programs are monitored for compliance with these requirements. Child care licensing requirements vary from region-to-region, and often include topics like child-staff ratio, group size, and...

How Will Using ePACT Impact My Recreation Organization?
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How Will Using ePACT Impact My Recreation Organization?

Here at ePACT, we support recreation organizations across North America in the collection and management of emergency contact and participant health information. From recreation departments and YMCAs to camps and before- / after-school programs, we serve all types of recreation organizations, and ePACT positively impacts staff and families. Here’s how! Program and Camp Staff Access...

ePACT for Recreation – Frequently Asked Questions
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ePACT for Recreation – Frequently Asked Questions

Here at ePACT, we’re proud to support recreation organizations across North America and provide them with a tool that helps them better collect, manage, and securely store critical information from the families they serve. If you’ve got questions about ePACT, we’re here to answer them so check out our Frequently Asked Questions! What is ePACT?...