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Young Families Co-Chairs

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Tue, 05/29/2018 - 21:07
General Description: 

Having hikes and activities for young families gets kids and their parents outdoors and sometimes it is the first time they have been on a trail. One aspect is to offer a program that will allow parents of school age children to attend workshops or hikes by having child care service or activities. The other is to have hikes geared to that age group. What would you like to see at A.T. Vista. Head up a committee that will be beneficial to families with young children. Since this program has not been offered before, you can be creative and at the same time, have to follow local laws about child care. Reading the report on what was done in 2007 might give you some ideas. 


Arrange for activities for children 10 and under and for child care , if possible set up an on-campus family drop-in center

  • Understand how to work with young families
  • Proven track record of organizing events
Specific Tasks: 
  • While running the Conference
    • Be a member of the Steering Committee
    • Track own hours
    • Present and monitor budget
  • Planning the Conference
    • Conduct surveys of young families.
    • Read the report from 2007 
    • Recruit and assemble committee including a co or assistant chair
    • Attend AT Vista Steering Committee meetings either in person or phone
    • Present budget
    • Consult with Vista Co-chairs about your area of responsibility
    • Meet as committee on regular basis initially in person and then either by phone or face to face
    • Make decisions and report back on regular basis
    • Have minutes posted on Google Drive
    • Delegate tasks as appropriate to committee members
    • Prepare and post content on website*and later for publication in AT Journeys and Trail Walker
  • At the Conference
    • run program
  • After the Conference
    • Write report
  • Work with knowledgeable hikers from outside your region
  • Learn how to enter content on the AT Vista website
  • Be able to say you worked on a multi-day conference
Coordinates with: 
  • Steering Committee
  • Registar
  • Publications Coordinator
Time Line: 
  • May of the year before the conference - Preliminary report for June Steering committee Mtg.
  • Summer of the year before the conference - finalize arrangements for any opportunities to be published in the program announcement for ATN
  • October of of the year before the conference - deadline for publication info for ATN January 2001- Progress report for Steering Committee Mtg.
  • Spring of the year of the conference - Finalize arrangements, make adjustments based on registration levels
  • April of the year of the conference -provide necessary information to Publications for the on-site Program Booklet
  • Meeting Week- Oversee operations, resolve conflicts
  • September after the conference - final report due