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SEPTEMBER 2020 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

CDC Study Examines Successful Overnight Camp Strategies from 2020

A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) examined how four overnight summer camps in Maine were able to operate safely and successfully without the spread of COVID-19 over the summer.

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TPL: 36% of Public School Students Attend School in a Heat Island

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) released a groundbreaking new report on the importance of green schoolyards for student learning and recreation during the pandemic, and for ensuring communities are resilient in the face of the climate crisis.

For more information, visit Recreation Industry News.

Equitable Access to Park & Rec Services Is Important, Survey Says

A majority (87%) of U.S. adults say it's important for people to have fair and just access to high-quality park and recreation programs, services and facilities that create healthy, resilient and economically vibrant communities, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) poll.

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IHRSA Releases 2020 Health Club Consumer Report

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has released the 2020 Health Club Consumer Report: Executive Summary, which overviews health club usage, participation and demographics over the past decade.

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Urban Land Institute Recommends Expanding, Enhancing Public Space

Two new reports from the Urban Land Institute provide possibilities for expanding and enhancing parks through collaborative partnerships and the transformation of spaces for cars into places for people.

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ACSM Offers Recommendation on Managing Pain in Adolescent Athletes

A team physician consensus statement from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and five other professional sports medicine organizations shares guidelines to identify and manage pain in athletes ages 10 to 18. It urges team physicians and pediatricians to use nonpharmacologic treatments before prescribing opioids.

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Industry Report: Camps Most Likely to be Planning Construction

Industry Report: Camps Most Likely to be Planning Construction

According to Recreation Management's State of the Industry Report survey, respondents from camps were more likely than those from any other facility type to report that they had plans for construction at their facilities. Some 85.3% of camp respondents said they had plans for construction.

They were most likely to be planning renovations, with nearly seven in 10 (69.3%) indicating they would be making renovations to their existing facilities. Another 41.3% were planning additions, and 37.3% were planning new construction, On average, they were planning to spend $2,170,000 on construction.

Among those making changes to their facilities, the most commonly planned features included disc golf courses, challenge courses, splash play areas, park shelters, playgrounds and nature centers.

To see the State of the Industry Report, go to: https://recmanagement.com/issue-content/202006.


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The Road to Reopening: Getting Back to Business, Safely

We talked to industry leaders to find out their advice and examples of approaches to take when reopening facilities.

For more information, read The Road to Reopening: Getting Back to Business, Safely.

Money Matters: Our 13th Annual Salary Survey

When we asked readers to respond to our annual survey in January, salaries were well up over 2019, and in a May Update Survey, we found that the majority had seen no change, as of yet. Tune in here to find out more about recreation, sports and fitness careers.

For more information, read Money Matters: Our 13th Annual Salary Survey.

Trends in Camp Facilities

From campgrounds and RV parks to summer sleepaway camps and more, these facilities provide some respite from the go-go world. Here is an overview of the latest trends in camp facilities.

For more information, read Trends in Camp Facilities.

Aquatic Pros Talk Equipment: Aquatic Systems & Mechanical Design Considerations

We talked to pool pros to find out what pool operators should know about pumps, heaters, chlorination systems, secondary disinfection, efficiency, sustainability and safety of water and air.

For more information, read Aquatic Pros Talk Equipment: Aquatic Systems & Mechanical Design Considerations.

Make It Safer: How Innovative Turf Can Enhance Athlete Safety

When the safety of your athletes is a top concern, it's crucial to understand how the field beneath their feet can have an impact. Learn more about how innovations in synthetic turf can contribute to safety.

For more information, read Make It Safer: How Innovative Turf Can Enhance Athlete Safety.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

2020 Virtual WWA Show, Oct. 6 to 8, online (www.waterparks.org)
Club Industry Show, Oct. 14 to 16 in St. Louis, Mo. (www.clubindustryshow.com)
Virtual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 15 to 16, online (wahc.phta.org)
NRPA Virtual, Oct. 27 to 29, online (www.nrpa.org/conference)
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2020, Nov. 17 to 20 in Orlando, Fla. (www.iaapa.org)

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