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2018 SPRINT Summer Leader Workshop
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When: Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:30 AM
Where: Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation - Palisades
1500 Greentree Road
Lake Oswego, Oregon  97034
United States
Contact: Cydny Fletcher

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The SPRINT Summer Leader Training Workshop provides training and networking for both entry level and leadership camp staff.  Sessions are designed to build upon agency training to increase awareness, safe decision-making abilities and creatively in a camp setting.  The SSL workshop works in conjunction with established training to provide a well-rounded networking experience for front line and leadership summer camp employees and volunteers.  Agencies will benefit from sending new staff who need additional training, returning staff who would like to build upon established skills, or volunteers looking to get their foot in the door.

What You Will Learn

Sessions are scheduled in a two-track system; track one for entry level staff who have just been hired or who have limited front line staff experience, and track two for leadership staff who are looking to build their expertise in a summer camp setting.

  • Attention Getters & Transitions
  • Behavior Management
  • Providing Inclusion Support
  • Transitioning From "Friend" to "Boss"
  • Parent Conversations 101
  • Parent Conversations AP
  • Leadership & Communication
  • Panel Discussions
  • Knowing Your Staff
  • Yo-Yo Tutorial

Who Should Attend

Entry Level, Front Line Staff

Leadership, Veteran Staff

Volunteers (Jr. Camp Counselors, etc.)

Workshop Agenda

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Registration / Check-In

9:30 - 10:10 AM

KEYNOTE: Stu Spence - Director, LaGrand Parks & Recreation

10:15 - 11:00 AM

Breakout Session #1

Entry Level: Attention Getters, Improv & Transitions

Stu Spence - Learn back pocket activity ideas to keep your kids engaged and having fun this summer even during transitions, lulls in activity, or field trips that went South

Camp Leadership: Discover the "I' in Team

Sarah Sheldrick - Everyone has their own superpower!  Learn to identify and include different communications styles in a group dynamic.  What are the skills you can use to self-monitor and slow down a conversation in real time?  Discover the benefits of both introversion and extroversion and how different communication identities you will shape your team's collaborative power.

11:10 - 11:55 AM

Breakout Session #2

Entry Level: Behavior Management

Tracy Kribs - The basics of classroom/camp behavior management, alternative redirection techniques, dealing with difficult kiddos who may not *need* one-on-one support.

Camp Leadership: Inclusion Applied

Program Share - Trade tips and tricks on how you prevent staff burnout or boredom and keep camp staff engaged and active all summer.

12:00 - 1:10 PM

Lunch & Yo-Yo Tutorial

1:15 - 2:00 PM

Breakout Session #3

Entry Level: Don't Freak Out - A Panel

Panel Discussion (Anthony Markey, Jesse Cuomo, Cydny Fletcher) - Tap into the experience of veteran staff and learn to quell your worst camper fears, apprehensions, and nightmare situations.

Camp Leadership: From "Friend" to "Boss"

Eric Cardella - Learn how to manage the transition "to the other side" when you are promoted internally or step into a new management role within your organization.  We will discuss important first steps and common mistakes for new managers to consider as you walk the line between friend and boss.

2:05 - 3:10 PM

Group Session: Leadership & Communication

3:15 - 4:00 PM

Breakout Session #4

Entry Level: Field Trips: Parent Communication & Customer Service 101

Jesse Cuomo (& Anthony Markey) - New to the workforce and/or working with parents, discuss ways to communicate with co-workers along with parents of the youth you serve.  Learn to create a smoother and easier summer for others as well as yourself!

Camp Leadership: AP Parent Communication

Cydny Fletcher - Learn how to have the really tough conversations with the camper counterpart: the parents!  Learn de-escalation techniques, alternative approaches or language choices to make sure parents are happy and campers are safe.




Stu Spence (Keynote), Parks & Recreation Director - La Grande Parks & Recreation

Your exceedingly dynamic Keynote Speaker is a life-long parks and recker.  He grew up in Central Washington loving outdoors and adventure.  He’s an only child which explains a lot and enjoys spending time with his wife and 11-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter.  He graduated from Central Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Parks & Recreation Management.  After college, he worked for the Boys & Girls Club, worked for a couple of cities and ran a teen center, managed day camps, events, youth and adult sports, and more.  He is currently the Parks & Recreation Director for the City of La Grande where he oversees the pool, parks, recreation, and urban forestry programs.  He’s earned some fancy awards like the Oregon Recreation & Parks Association New Professional of the Year, Professional of the Year at the Boys & Girls Clubs, and the Union County Public Employee of the Year.  Mostly, he is a cheerleader for parks and recreation and making his community a better place through our parks and programs. 

Greg Winterrowd and Colin LeLand (Lunch Tutorial), Founders of Yo-Yo University

Greg and Colin, the founders of Yo-Yo University, have taught over 5000 people how to yo-yo.  After a brief demonstration of skills, form, and hilarious jokes... relatively funny jokes - you will join these yo-yo masters for a tutorial on how to throw.  You'll learn what it takes to build a foundation of skills from nothing, and a few tricks to impress your friends.  *Yo-Yo and fun provided.

Registration Fees

Early bird registration ends May 5th at 4:00 PM

Members: $55 ($45 early bird)

Non-Members: $65 ($55 early bird)

Registration fee includes workshop, lunch, goodies and a yo-yo tutorial and show!


Workshops like this are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor



Gold Sponsors



Refund Policy

Please take a moment to review the ORPA Refund Policy.



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