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Nearly Half of Americans Participate in Outdoor Recreation

WASHINGTON, DC  – Almost 143 million Americans, or 49.2 percent of the US population, participated in an outdoor activity at least once in 2013. Although the actual number of outdoor participants increased since 2012, the participation rate fell slightly, due to population growth. The findings are part of The Outdoor Foundation’s 2014 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report, the leading report tracking American participation trends in outdoor recreation with a focus on youth and diversity. The Outdoor Foundation’s eighth annual Outdoor Recreation … Continue reading

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Training Staff To Work With Special-Needs Campers

Photos Courtesy of Camp CAMP

  Every spring, camps around the country turn their attention to recruiting, hiring, and training the staff that they hope will provide the best summer experience for campers. Recruiters meet with countless individuals during these trips, interview those who apply and show promise, and then extend offers to those who rise to the top of the applicant pool. Then, after all that, the real fun begins! These individuals–from different backgrounds and locations–will join together to form a team. While the … Continue reading

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STMA To Host Annual Conference In Denver


LAWRENCE, Kan. – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide – will host its 26th annual Conference & Exhibition January 13-16, 2015 in Denver, Colo. Nearly 1,200 leaders in the sports turf industry will converge on the Colorado Convention Center for more than 75 hours of leading-edge educational seminars, exhibitor demonstrations and networking opportunities. The five-day event features seminars, lectures, general sessions and exhibits from sports turf and … Continue reading

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NSPF Awards Nine Scholarships and Fellowships

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Nine university students have been awarded a total of $14,000 in Scholarships and Fellowships by non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Board of Directors for the year calendar year 2015. The two award programs have been funded annually for nearly a dozen years. NSPF has provided education assistance to 129 students, totaling $184,500. The National Swimming Pool Foundation’s Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) certification graduates and their family members are recognized with the Scholarship Program to help … Continue reading

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ASBA Announces 2014 Technical Meeting


ELLICOTT CITY, MD –The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the trade association for those involved in the design, construction and supply of materials for athletic facilities, has announced that its annual Technical Meeting will be held December 5-9 in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The meeting, which includes technical programming for industry members who work with facilities for tennis, track and field, sports fields and indoor athletic facilities, is expected to generate record attendance. The event also offers an outstanding trade show … Continue reading

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