Available courses

This course will focus on the key components to running a safe and successful youth camps program, including:

  • Defining your camp's philosophy and structure
  • Camp staffing
  • Data collection and storage
  • Supervision & instruction
  • Lesson planning
  • Training
  • Parent communication
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Managing & maintaining facilities & equipment
  • Behavior management

Participants in this class will learn how to:

  • Prevent, recognize, and respond to concussions
  • Assemble a concussion care team
  • Develop concussion policies and procedures
  • Create and implement a concussion training program

The Standard of Care required for Youth Camps is very high – mostly because you are dealing with minors. While some of the risk management issues discussed are identical to those handled on a day-to-day basis in other Campus Recreation programs, many issues are unique to Youth Camps. This course will focus on how to develop an operational ‘framework’ to help organize and manage safe Youth Camps.

The course explores Negligence Liability and the Risk Management planning process. Students will learn the critical concept of Reasonable Standard of Care and how this impacts and guides all risk management planning efforts. By the end of the course, students will have a clear understanding of the concept of Negligence as it applies to the area of sport and recreation, and will acquire valuable risk management planning tools and the skills necessary to develop and implement a comprehensive risk management plan.

As a follow-up to the introductory ‘Risk Management for Recreation Professionals’, this course is designed to take your risk management efforts to the next level. Focusing on teaching the skills needed to develop, coordinate and lead a comprehensive risk management plan for the department, the course will also train participants on how to position the Risk Manager both internally within the department and externally within the University setting.

The primary goal of this course is to provide Sport Club Administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to manage the challenging and multi-faceted area of Sport Clubs. Since risk management for participants is a key concern for all Sport Clubs Administrators, the course will focus on how to develop an operational ‘framework’ for Sport Clubs to facilitate better oversight and management – and help ensure a safer environment for Sport Clubs participants.