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ACA Webinar - Safer Waterfronts: Preparation, Scanning, & Practice
PRESENTERS: Chris Thurber, Ph.D.
DATE: December 12, 2013; 1:00pm - 2:30pm eastern
COST: ACA Members Only*, $30
This webinar is a live event only and will not be recorded.
*Join Now! and save. If you’ve never been an ACA member before, join for free and receive all the benefits of ACA membership. If you need to renew your membership, we’re glad to help. Go to www.acacamps.org/membership or call us at 800-428-2267.
Videos of actual drownings, extensive in-water skills verification, regular backboarding practice and routine lost bather drills could all make your camp waterfront much safer. Are these methods in place at your camp? In this forward-thinking webinar, you’ll learn the essential habits and policies that form the backbone of active lifeguarding, aquatic supervision and robust equipment design. Get inspired to upgrade your in-service training, buddy systems and standards compliance. Full access to the 10-minute video “Active Lifeguarding” will be granted to all registrants on the ACA partner website, ExpertOnlineTraining.com. To get the most out of the live webinar, participants are encouraged to watch “Active Lifeguarding” first. Then, push your aquatics thinking further when we go live with slides, narrative and lively Q&A. In sum, this powerful video preview + live webinar combination is designed to reduce liability, improve training and boost staff confidence.
Dr. Christopher Thurber has been the waterfront director at YMCA Camp Belknap since 1989. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist, educator, author, and father who earned his BA from Harvard University in 1991 and a PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1997. A dedicated teacher from a young age, Chris has more than 35 years of experience working with camps and independent schools. He has written numerous book chapters and scholarly articles on aquatic safety, leadership and children’s adjustment to separation from home. In 2007, Chris co-founded ExpertOnlineTraining.com, which has received educational endorsement from the American Camp Association. During the academic year, Chris serves as school psychologist at Phillips Exeter Academy, a private, coeducational, boarding high school. He and his wife, Simonida, an analytical chemist, live in Exeter, New Hampshire with their sons Danilo and Sava. Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.CampSpirit.com.
JOIN NOW and save! If you’ve never been an ACA member before, join for free and receive all the benefits of ACA membership. If you need to renew your membership, we’re glad to help. Go to www.acacamps.org/membership or call us at 800-428-2267.