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Risk Management for Sailing Programs* at Summer Camp: Safety, Staff Training, and Curriculum

Date & Time: May 11, 2021 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Zoom
Organizer: ACA, New England
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Risk Management for Sailing Programs* at Summer Camp: Safety, Staff Training, and Curriculum

*Resources and Tools Can be Adapted for Paddling Programs

Sailing programming is incredibly dynamic and beneficial for positive youth development in a camp environment. Providing an equal platform for physical activity, learning, and teamwork, boating can be added to any camp program or improved at your current facility with adequate staff training, curriculum, and safety procedures.

In this session, led by Jen Guimaraes of US Sailing, participants will dive into these three areas. You will learn more about developing boating/paddling-specific emergency action plans, training your staff, and designing effective curriculum to keep campers engaged and having fun!

When:             Tuesday, May 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET

Where:            Online, via Zoom meeting

How Much:     ACA Members: FREE; Non-members: $20

 Questions? Reach out to Kerry, ACA New England Director of Education and Professional Development, at or 781-541-6080 ext. 104.

Registrations are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another eligible individual prior to the start of the event.

Participants will receive 1 Continuing Education Credit (CEC) for their full participation.

Please note: If cost may be a barrier to your participation, please reach out to Kerry Salvo, to discuss financial assistance options. We want the sessions to be accessible for all!

About the Presenter 

Jen Guimaraes is the Youth Education Manager at US Sailing. She has been directing waterfront education programs for 15+ years and has worked at a variety of summer camps and environmental centers. Her expertise is in curriculum and program design, staff training and safety. At US Sailing she supports public access waterfront programs across the country, national instructor certification courses, and the US Sailing Reach Program, a national STEM initiative using sailing as an educational platform. Jen holds a Master of Science, is a validated external assessor for program quality assessment and certified Level 3 US Sailing Instructor Trainer with First Aid, CPR, SafeSport certifications.


May 11, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Kerry Salvo

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