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2018 CPSI Exhibitor Registration

Section for Programming INTerests/Recreational Sports
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ORPA's Section for Programming Interests & Recreational Sports (SPRINT-RSS) provides training, networking, and information for park and recreation professionals who create and develop recreational and leisure classes, programs, activities, special events, and field trips.

Led by Cydny Fletcher of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, SPRINT/RSS affiliates typically include recreation programmers and supervisors, youth and teen coordinators, special event organizers, community center managers, camp providers, and others who provide recreation services. Shannon Scorgie is the section's President-Elect, Lexi Hallum is the Secretary, and At-large directors: Craig Ward, Robert Thornburg and Anthony Markey.

In 2017, SPRINT/RSS collaborated with ORPA's Older Adult Resources Section (SOAR) to offer a training session titled “Round Trip Recreation” to focus on the latest & greatest in social media trends, DIY sponsorship and customer retention/customer service. SPRINT/RSS is offering a "Spring Training Workshop" for recreational sports professionals. See below for information. On June 10th, SPRINT/RSS will offer its annual training for leaders of summer camps and programs, designed to get summer program leaders and entry level staff prepared for the summer season.

In late 2016, SPRINT joined forces with the Recreational Sports Section (RSS) to offer networking and training opportunities for recreation staff organizing leagues, sporting events and recreational sport programs.

ORPA's Recreational Sports provides education, training, information, and networking for parks and recreation professionals who focus on youth and adult recreational sports.

Areas of focus for RSS and its affiliate members include youth and adult recreational sports programs and leagues, the welfare and safety of youth and adults in sports activities, and trends in recreational sports. Section participants typically include agency recreational sports professionals.

In 2016 RSS held its Annual Meeting on October 5th, at Avery Park in Corvallis. The meeting included a round-table discussion on female sports participation, an update on the recreational liability immunity issue as it pertains to sports facilities, a discussion of the future of youth sports including inter-agency leagues and standardization of rules.


Contact Cydny Fletcher, SPRINT-RSS president, to learn more about the section and to get involved.



The following resources were provided by speakers from the 2017 Summer Leader Training.  Please feel free to download resources for your professional use.


Staff Coaching Card

by Meredith Schwartz, Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District

This document was produced to help P&R staff and leaders work with camp staff to develop leadership skills.  Used in conjunction with being a good mentor, this document is intended to identify specific challenges and successes demonstrated by the mentee.  For more information about being a Mentor vs. Manager, check out Meredith Schwartz's presentation.


Parent Communication

Cydny Fletcher, LOPRD

Cydny gave tips & advice on how to build your relationships with parents, communicate effectively when campers have behavioral issue, and how to earn the support of a stubborn grown up.  

This presentation was offered for the leadership track.

Dynamic Intros & Circle Time

Cydny Fletcher, LOPRD

It's your first line of defense against a chaotic camp: INTROS.  Learn to go over rules, expectations and ice breakers in a way that keeps a camper's attention but sets up the week for FUN.

This presentation was offered for the entry level track.

Mentor vs. Manager

Meredith Schwartz, THPRD

Focus on how to be a mentor vs. manager when supervising summer camp staff.  Learn how to help newer staff feel more confident and proficient in their roles as counselors without hand-holding or "helicoptering"

This presentation was offered for the leadership track.

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