November 2021

Aquatic Groups to Co-Locate Conferences to Expand Reach

The Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) announced the co-location of their flagship conferences in 2023 and 2024. The events will take place side-by-side at the same location beginning in February 2023 at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs.

New SFIA Report Tracks Changes in Fitness Industry

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) has released its 2021 Tracking the Fitness Movement Report, which features an in-depth analysis of trends, participation habits and purchasing behaviors in the fitness industry. The pandemic impact reverberated throughout the sports and recreation world, but nowhere was the simultaneous positive and negative impact felt more dramatically than in the fitness business.

ACA, White House Recognize New Hampshire Program That Benefits Camps & Families

In a move recognized by the American Camp Association (ACA) and the White House that will help more kids experience the mental health benefits of camp, the New Hampshire Department of Education and the New NH Community Behavioral Health Association have successfully implemented two vital programs to support families and summer camps in New Hampshire through their Every Kid Goes to Camp program, which is funded by the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund.

New NRPA Guide Aims to Facilitate Conversations Around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) released its new Equity Language Guideā€”a glossary of terms to help park and recreation professionals develop a common language around diversity, equity and inclusion.