Lightning Talk

Camp Maverick: An Interprofessional Collaboration to Improve Literacy and Wellbeing Among Youth

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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Camp Maverick: Rec N’ Read is a collaborative, interprofessional practice in which multiple health and educational disciplines work together to provide recreation and literacy support to youth regardless of socioeconomic status or disability across a variety of clinical service models. This is a full day, summer camp designed to increase literacy skills in elementary-aged youth through literacy and recreation activities. We also use Camp as training for interprofessional practice and education for University students, both undergraduate and graduate. Undergraduate and graduate students enroll in a 1-credit summer course. Prior to the start of camp, the students completed a series of online tutorials regarding literacy intervention and recreation activity facilitation. The online tutorials required students to show an understanding of the literacy intervention practices and begin to explore leadership facilitation best practices. Questions on the pre-training assessments included reading narrative examples and identifying leadership skills. The assessments also examined the steps to the literacy intervention used at camp including recognition, spelling, comprehension, and writing. Students then completed two full days of face-to-face training. The face-to-face learning provided experiential opportunities and the ability to work collaboratively with students from other disciplines to better understand how treatment teams help meet the needs of patients or participants. The students provided direct supervision of the children daily. The children attending camp have been identified as needing assistance with social skills and literacy skills related to a disability or delay in either or both areas.

We administered assessments during intensive training regarding the retention of the information provided.

In this session tools and techniques for creating patient-focused programming, informed by data collected from parents, participants, and students. This program has been funded by Otto Bremer Trust Foundation, Theresa Foundation, and Mankato Clinic Foundation.


This activity has been planned and implemented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. In support of improving patient care, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: Participants will be awarded up to 1.25 contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists: This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours (.125 CEU) UAN: JA4008105-0000-20-069-H04-P; JA4008105-0000-20-069-H04-T

Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive up to 1.25 continuing education credits.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, adopted by the Joint Accreditors for Interprofessional Continuing Education, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education has a conflict of interest policy that requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All potential conflicts of interest that arise based upon these financial relationships are resolved prior to the educational activity.

Jennifer Mackey, Cathy Leslie, Elise Townsend, Alison Naber, Susan Anderson, Kathrin Eliot, Karen Luce, Kathryn Konrad, Whitney Lucas Molitor, Tracy Cleveland, Sabina Kuperschmidt, Kory Zimney, Chelsea Wesner, Brooke Burk, Megan Mahowald

declare no vested interest in or affiliation with any commercial interest offering financial support for this interprofessional continuing education activity, or any affiliation with a commercial interest whose philosophy could potentially bias their presentation.