"A Message from Our President . "
May, 2008 Inside this issue: • ACA National News 2-3 A Message from Our President . . . • BPA Water Bottles 3 The past few months in- Sand castle building con- • Trainings & Professional 4, 5 cluded quite a bit of travel tests, night walks, puddle Development time to and from jumping, scavenger • Training Smorgasboard 6 conferences, hunts, cookouts, sleep- in Review camp and job ing overnight under the • Badger Bites 7 fairs, and meetings stars, a trek through for many of us. the forest, sampling Food Allergens and 7 • Camp Luckily, my time the smell of camp- spent on planes fires and pine trees 2008 Mid States Camp- 8 • ing Conference means a rare chance are all a part of to catch up on read- helping to save our ing. Now I know what children from na- ACA-WISCONSIN SECTION BOARD the big buzz is all about ture-deficit disor- Georgi Starz, President – Richard Louv’s “Last der. These are all Cliff Clauer, Past President Child in the Woods”. things that make camp so Gabe Chernov This book is not only an special and will be remembered Vice President absolute must-read for parents, forever. Gail Tumidajewicz Vice President but also for educators, camp Sharon Wuttke staff and directors! It reminded Let us continue to keep these Vice President me of how fortunate we are to experiences precious and ac- Bob Braun be in a profession that allows cessible to Kelly Byrnes tomorrow’s Leslie Cripe us the chance to appreciate na- ture and the opportunity to in- leaders. Jim Flint Duane Hanson troduce so many young people On behalf Ed Hooke to the wonder of the great out- Karen Katz of the ACA Annie Hernandez doors. Wisconsin Kelly Houseman How can we do this within our S e c t i o n Ted Marthe camp programs? Most likely, Board of Di- Cathy Palmer most of us already allow our rectors, I wish Ron Romens Andrea Yanacheck campers the chance to get you all a safe Georgi Starz, Staci Simpson “down and dirty” with nature as and success- ACA-Wisconsin Kim Rathsack a normal part of programming. ful summer Section President Section Executive season! ACA - Wisconsin, May, 2008 Page 2 National ACA News CALL FOR PRESENTERS FOR THE 2009 ACA cultures and various countries. Full information about the Con- NATIONAL CONFERENCE! gress and online registration is found at http:// www.iccquebec2008.com. For further information, contact Linda ACA National Conference sessions will be accepted for innova- Pulliam, firstname.lastname@example.org. tive, timely, and dynamic educational sessions to be presented at the ACA National Conference, February 17-20, 2009, in Orlando, Florida in these areas: NEW BUSINESS RESEARCH AVAILABLE ABOUT • Youth Development and Behavior CAMP SITES, FACILITIES, AND PROGRAMS • Staff Training and Leadership ACA is committed to providing industry relevant research and • Business and Operations information that camps can use to improve their business opera- • Emerging Issues, Tools, and Strategies tions. Following the Budget and Finance Survey in 2005, and the • Innovative Programs and Activities Compensation and Benefits (Salary) Survey in 2006, ACA re- • Commerce Sessions cently completed the camp Sites, Facilities, and Programs Sur- • The Strength of the Experience (2009 Conference Theme) vey in late 2007. Results are free to ACA members and can be purchased through the ACA Bookstore by non-members. Proposals will be accepted beginning May 5 through September 15, 2008. Submitters will receive notification no later than Sep- CAMPER OUTCOMES SURVEYS tember 30, 2008. Looking for a way to measure camper outcomes this summer? Download questionnaires that address outcomes for: friendship WEB-BASED COURSES ON CAMP HEALTH AND skills, independence, teamwork, family citizenship, perceived SAFETY COMING IN MAY TO ACA'S E-INSTITUTE competence, interest in exploration, and responsibility. Choose The American Camp Association will release a series of Web- the one(s) that are right for your camp based on your program based health and safety courses. Available mid-May 2008, goals. Questionnaires are age specific (six to nine years old and through ACA's e-Institute, these courses are designed to teach ten to seventeen years old) with two versions available for the camp directors and staff specific strategies for reducing camp older campers. You can individualize your choices and add some illness and injuries. These courses make an excellent addition to of your own questions. There are also scoring templates avail- camp staff orientation and training. Courses can be purchased able to help you when you get ready to analyze your data. These individually or in a package. Courses are free to camps participat- outcomes measures have been statistically tested and are FREE ing in the Healthy Camp Study. The following courses will be to ACA members. Check them out today!! available: • Reducing the Spread of Communicable Diseases in HEALTHY CAMP STUDY ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN Camp: Why We Should Do It In Our Sleeves Want to gain a powerful risk management tool for identifying and assessing injuries and illness at your camp? Enroll your camp in • Footloose: Minimizing Slips and Falls at Camp Year 3 of the Healthy Camp Study today. Participation is FREE, • Knife Safety: Reducing Sharp Object Injuries at Camp confidential, and it's okay if you didn't participate in Year 1 or 2. You'll devote about twenty minutes each week to enter data Other Web courses available through ACA's E-Institute include into an easy online system. Each participating camp receives a Designing Quality Youth Programs and Camp Is For the detailed camp-specific report analyzing the injuries and illnesses Camper. For a course catalog, visit: www.ACAcamps.org/ of that camp, along with a national report for comparison. Be- einstitute/. come one of the hundreds of camps benefitting from this impor- tant study. REGISTRATION OPENS FOR THE 8TH INTERNA- T I O N A L C A M P I N G C O N G R E S S SPRING CAMP ENROLLMENT SURVEY IS STILL The Association des camps du Québec with the support of the Ministre de l'Éducation du loisir et du sport and its partners, in- OPEN! cluding the Canadian Camping Association, the American Camp Every camp director is encouraged to complete the Spring Camp Association, the International Camping Fellowship and Quebec Enrollment Survey. In only seven to ten minutes, you can add City, will host the 8th International Camping Congress, October your information on how your staff recruitment and camper enroll- 4-7, 2008, at the Quebec City Convention Centre. ment efforts are doing this spring. See complete results for this and previous enrollment surveys. Click on the enrollment survey Registration for the Congress is now available online or by mail that interests you. We need your information, so please complete with an Early Bird discount extended through June 15. The the online survey before May 9. theme, "In Living Colors", represents the diversity of participating camps and their missions. ICC Quebec 2008 is a IF YOU NEED THE ACA HOTLINE THIS SUMMER . . . . unique international event While the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline (800-573-9019) is offered with the goal of creating year-round, the majority of calls are received in June, July, and opportunities for the ex- August. The Hotline is a highly-regarded resource; ACA mem- change of ideas and alli- bers often describe it as one of the best services offered by ACA. ances between camp rep- Now is a good time to understand how to make the best use of resentatives from various ACA - Wisconsin, May, 2008 Page 3 National ACA News this service available to all ACA camps. It is important to remem- done that, last year." While is this true, as things often change ber the Hotline is not a medical, insurance, or legal advice hot- from year to year, this document must be read and signed on an line, but it does serve as an "ear" to help you talk through your annual basis. We strongly recommend camps submit this docu- crisis. The Hotline staff can help you think of issues and ques- ment online at: www.ACAcamps.org/soc AND select the "print" tions and identify other resources that can assist you. option so you may have a copy for your files. CAMPS RECEIVE NEW ACA-ACCREDITED® CAMP This document should be signed and submitted prior to the start of the 2008 summer season. It is important to remember: Ac- SIGN! creditation applies to all camp programs and services offered Over the next three years, all ACA-accredited camps will be re- under the same camp name throughout the year, except for sin- ceiving a new, more durable accredited- camp sign. The NEW gle-day events. sign is made of metal and is twelve inches tall and eighteen inches long and is suitable for mounting on a sign post, a build- IS YOUR CAMP BEING VISITED IN 2008? ing, etc. The first mailing includes all camps newly accredited or re-accredited in 2007 and will be mailed the week of May 5. If your camp is scheduled for an accreditation visit during the Camps that are newly accredited or re-accredited in 2008 or 2008 season, remember the following: 2009 will receive their signs in late 2008 and 2009 respectively. • Accreditation applies to all camp programs and services of- If you would like to purchase either an additional sign or one prior fered under the same camp name throughout the year, ex- to when your NEW sign is shipped, the cost is $25/sign, which cept for single-day events. includes shipping. Visit www.ACAcamps.org/accreditation/ • Make sure you have downloaded the most recent up- sign_request.php or call the American Camp Association at 765- dates! These are posted at: www.ACAcamps.org; click on 342-8456. the Accreditation tab in the center of the page. There is one We hope the summer of 2008 is one of your best! update that is inclusive of ALL revisions from May 2007 – January 2008. There is a second update that only includes those revisions voted on by the Council of Delegates in De- ANNUAL STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE cember 2007. Within the past month, all Camp Liaisons should have received an e-mail from the ACA National Office reminding them of the Remember, the ACA-accreditation process is designed to be an need to sign and submit an Annual Statement of Compli- educational experience. Include key staff as you prepare for your ance. We often hear a camp director comment, "I have already visit, and let your entire staff know what's happening on the day of the visit. BPA IN WATER BOTTLES Over the past several weeks, there has been much in the news regarding a chemical known as BPA (actual name is bispheral A). Plastic containing BPA is used to line the inside of most food and drink cans as well as being use in the production of polycarbonate water bottles, the popular type used by many campers and staff. The concern regarding this chemical is that it can and does leach from the water bottles (as well as from food cans and other lined containers) to a degree that has resulted in unacceptable levels in laboratory animals leading to possible hormone disruption. Heat (such as leaving a water bottle in a closed vehicle) has been shown to increase the amount of chemical leaching. Washing with a harsh detergent also in- creases leaching. The majority of "clear" polycarbonate (hard plastic) water bottles, at this time, do contain BPA. To verify this, one simply has to look on the bottom of the bottle for the #7 inside the "recycle logo." If the bottle says "made in China," chances are good it also contains BPA. Safer alternatives for water bottles (and other plastics) are those that have #1, #2 ,or #4 on the bottom. Most of these are the bike water bottles or the "milky plastic" bottles made by Nalgene®. While disagreement continues regarding the true risk of BPA and polycarbonate bottles, Nalgene® will discontinue the production of bottles containing BPA in the near future. There is a wide range of choices of water bottles that do not contain this controversial chemical. Many are currently being advertised as BPA-free. Some of these include: Nalgene®, Klean Canteen®, CamelBak®, and Ultimate Direction®. For additional information, visit www.ACAcamps.org/hottopics ACA - Wisconsin, May, 2008 Page 4 TRAININGS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING (American Red Cross) May 18-23, 2008 - Bethel Horizons, Dodgeville, WI 50 hour course begins 12:00pm Sunday May 18th, ends 5:00pm Friday. Course cost: $230. Meals and lodging available at additional (reasonable) cost. Contact Angie or Pastor Duane Hanson at 608-257-3577. ROPES COURSE TRAINING MAY 20 - 22, 2008 - Camp Blackhawk, Elton, WI Learn the basics of facilitating group initiatives, challenge course activities, and high ropes. This course will include facilitation techniques, belay techniques, high course rescues, and risk management on a ropes course. $350 (includes the course, meals, and lodging). Registration deadline: May 12, 2008. Limited amount of spots available. For more details or to register: email@example.com WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE May 22 - 23, 2008 - Camp Gray, Reedsburg, WI (1 hour north of Madison) This 16-hour Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will be taught by Greg Friese, a Wilderness Medical Associ- ates (WMA) Lead Instructor and founder of Emergency Preparedness Systems, LLC. Upon successful com- pletion of the course, participants will receive WMA Wilderness First Aid certification, meeting ACA standards for wilderness first aid. Camp Gray can provide lodging and meal accommodations for participants who are interested. If you would like to learn more about the course or to sign up, please contact Joe Van Tassel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-711-4729. LIFEGUARDING/WILDERNESS FIRST AID/EMERGENCY RESPONSE (American Red Cross) May 25 - 31, 2008 - Camp Blackhawk, Elton, WI Combine course designed for those leading wilderness trips. This course meets both ACA accreditation stan- dards along with state health codes. This is an intensive 6 day training that will cover American Red Cross Lifeguarding, American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid, and American Red Cross Emergency Response. All participants who successful complete the course will receive certification cards in all 3 courses. $425 (includes books and materials, meals, lodging, and instructor fees). Registration deadline: May 12, 2008 . Limited amount of spots available. For more details or to register: email@example.com LIFEGUARD COURSE (American Red Cross) May 26 - 30, 2008 - Lake Lucerne Camp and Retreat Center, Neshkoro, WI Cost is $200 , includes Lifeguard Book, CPR mask, Lunch and certification upon successful completion of Life Guard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Waterfront Lifeguard. Lodging & meals will be offered by Lake Lucerne Camp and Retreat Center for an additional fee. Registration is limited to 15 individuals. All fees for course, lodging, meals, etc. must accompany registration form. Please make checks payable to Lake Lucerne Camp and Retreat Center. Course registration fee is nonrefundable. Email Laura at lhul- firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete registration form or for more details. WILDERNESS FIRST AID CLASS May 27 - 28, 2008 - YMCA Camp Wapsie, Coggen, IA The Wilderness First Aid Class ACA health & wellness standards for trip leaders. Cost is $120 , includes course & materials, 4 meals and lodging (1 night, May 27). For more information - contact: Donald Enger, YMCA Camp Wapsie, 2174 Wapsie Y Road, Coggen, IA, 52218; 319-435-2577 More continued on next page! ACA - Wisconsin, May, 2008 Page 5 TRAININGS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Continued ARCHERY INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE (Level 1 Instructor) June 1, 2008 9am - 6pm - Mukwonago (WI) Town Park Certification is through NADA National Alliance for the Development of Archery, and taught by a Certified Level I National Archery Association Instructor. Instructor: Russ Robertson. Ages: 18 years of age or older. Fee: $75.00 per participant ($85.00 if registering after May 12th). Capacity: Minimum 6, Maximum 20. Reg- istration Deadline Monday, May 12th by 3:30 p.m. Contact Information: Town of Mukwonago Rec. Dept. W320 S8315 Beulah Road, Mukwonago, WI 53149 Ph: 262-363-7077 USA WATER SKI INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION June 7 - 10, 2008 - Camp Nicolet, Eagle River, WI Open to all levels of skiers 16 and older, novice through advanced, who desire the training required to be- come a competent Level-1 instructor and boat driver. Cost is $35.00 (under 25) or $60.00 (over 25) - USA Water Ski membership (required for certification); $25.00 - Instructor Certification Fee; $160.00 - Course fee. Includes eight meals, lodging, use of equipment, and instruction. $185.00 payable to Camp Nicolet, Inc. must be enclosed with the completed application. Student must pay membership fee directly to USA Water Ski. For more information & registration go to www.campnicolet.com/training.html. LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION (American Red Cross) June 7 - 11, 2008 - Camp Nicolet, Eagle River, WI Waterfront lifeguarding - for lifeguards at non-surf, open water environments such as lakes and rivers, as well as traditional pools. Surveillance skills to recognize and prevent injuries, rescue skills (water and land), first aid and professional rescuer CPR, and professional lifeguarding responsibilities. 30 - 37 hours. Must be 15 or older. Cost is $250 - includes 12 meals, lodging, course, instructor and facility fee. For more information & registration go to www.campnicolet.com/training.html. WILDERNESS FIRST AID (Wilderness Medica Associates) June 9 - 10, 2008 - Camp Nicolet, Eagle River, WI 16 years or older. 16-17 year olds must provide written proof of parental consent. 16 hours of core curriculum and elective options including patient assessment, body systems, equipment improvisation, trauma, environ- mental medicine, toxins, backcountry medicine, and wilderness rescue. Dealing with medical emergencies when help is miles away and dialing 911 is not an option! Look for complete course details at www.wildmed.com Cost is $225 - Includes six meals, lodging, course, instructor, and facility fee. Completed application form and fee to Camp Nicolet. Minimum 8 students, maximum 18 students. For more information & registration go to www.campnicolet.com/training.html. CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP RIFLERY INSTRUCTOR COURSE June 11-13, 2008—Camp Minikani, Germantown, WI 20 hour training provides instruction in small bore rifle safety, range safety and provides lesson plans to be used at your camp. Cost is $100 per student. Housing and meals available at an additional $65. Camp Minikani is located 30 minutes northwest of Milwaukee. For more information contact Jon Rempe at 262-251-9080. ACA - Wisconsin, May, 2008 Page 6 TRAINING SMORGASBORD IN REVIEW ACA National Conference Session Report by Jenni Snavely Kim Aycock of Creative Camp Learning Don’t forget to leave time for your group aids that you can use throughout your led a session at the ACA National Con- to Digest. Kim says this should be a staff training. Here are some fun ideas ference that was full of new and creative recap that is done every 10-20 minutes. from Kim that may help you improve staff training ideas. This restaurant Some of her creative ideas for re- your visual aids at staff training; dia- themed session cover three courses of capping are sharing important parts of grams, cause and effect charts, visuali- tasty staff training tips. This three the session with a partner and discuss- zations, fill in the blank note sheets, and course meal covered Appetizers, Pal- ing them, ask questions and have the posters. Any visual aids that you can ette Pleasers, Brain Bites, Time to Di- group shout out the answers to them as add will help your staff better retain the gest, Movement Morsels, Munchies, a large group review, read statements to information you are trying to teach them. See Food Sampler, Feast Your Eyes, the group and have them show with by When you are wrapping up you session and Dessert. Each part of the meal con- clapping or using some other motion let your staff “Feast Their Eyes” this is veyed something that should be consid- whether or not they agree with the state- another time to help everyone get the ered while planning staff training. ment, or have everyone write down most out of the training sessions. At this Appetizers covered ways to prime the three things that they learned and use point you should have your staff make brain and get the group ready to learn. that as their ticket out of the room. some sort of visual reminder about what Some helpful hints in this area included These different ideas can be used was covered during the session. This previewing the material ahead of time to throughout staff training to either help can be done by having the group star start getting everyone talking about it, wrap up a topic or to provide a break any information they think is important, having staff bring a random object so from the learning. underlining things they are not sure that they start brainstorming how that Movement morsels are ways to keep about, drawing a picture to help remind object could possibly be related to the the groups attention while giving them a them about important things covered topic being covered, and giving every- chance to get up and move around to during the session, or even drawing with one a pre quiz to see how much they help everyone focus. There are many sidewalk chalk. Having everyone review already know about the topic. These are different ways to incorporate movement or recreate important information they just a few ideas that Kim gave us to help into your sessions during staff training. will better be able to recall the informa- prepare staff for the upcoming training Some of my favorite ideas from Kim tion latter. session. were the popcorn ball where everyone Any good meal ends with dessert and Palette Pleasers are ways to prepare writes something on a piece of paper so should any good staff training. These taste buds for learning. With this part of and then crumples it up once everyone should be memorable activities that the “meal” we learned that it is important has done that they all throw them up in leave the group with a fun memory of to make connections to something that the air at the same time and get a new the training. It can be any closing activ- the group already knows. In some cases one then that read what is on their new ity you choose. Kim gave some fun this previous knowledge may be goals on out loud, and changing the words to ideas that included having each person that the group has already set, previous a camp song to relate to what is being write a letter to themselves that talks knowledge related to the topic, or even talked about and then teach it to the about memorable moments of orienta- another staff member. All of these con- group. Any time you are getting your tion and then return the letters to every- nection will help the group relate better group active and getting the blood flow- one later in the summer, put shaving with what is going to be covered and will ing they will be able to better pay atten- cream on a table and have the group also make it easier for them to actively tion and retain the information you are write down important points from the participate in the session. trying to teach them. training in the shaving cream, and Brain Bites included ways to feed the According to Kim Aycock munchies are “accomplishmints” this can involve brain. These were all ways to make the when you use fidget food to help yet handing out mints to the group and hav- topic stand out and ways to help every- again make the topic memorable. Some ing them each talk about a few accom- one remember the information being fun fidget food ideas include, giving out plishments from orientation. Again there covered. To help feed the brain and gum and in return have staff tell you are many more options when it comes make your presentation memorable something from the presentation that to memorable closing activities just be consider providing time for the group to will stick with them, or giving out hot creative and find activities that will relate brainstorm and discuss throughout the tamales and having staff talk about well with the information covered in your presentation, use props or models, pro- things from the training that got them training. vide them with mnemonic devices, fired up. There are a lot more ways to While this was just an over view of what games to review the information, and incorporate fidget food into your staff Kim Aycock covered in her session “A humor. The above ideas can be used training all it takes is some fun food and Training Smorgasbord “ hopefully you separately or in conjunction with one creative ideas. will be able to use some of the informa- another to help your group to walk away See Food Sampler was all about using tion provided to help you add a little from your training remembering as visual aids throughout your training. spice to your own staff training smor- much as they possibly can. There is no limit to the types of visual gasbord. ACA - Wisconsin, May, 2008 Page 7 BADGER BITES Important Info for You and Your Camp BOARD COMMITTEE Watch for upcoming trainings. with the state process. Currently • April 3rd for camps who are being Dave’s focus is on finances & pool INFO visited this summer, we had a regulations. Right now his big push Standards Committee conference call to answer any is training for the new pool regula- Standards committee has been very questions they might have as tions. He hopes to attend an ACA busy the first part of this year. We they began preparation for the accreditation visit this summer to have accomplished the following this summer visit become more familiar with ACA first half of the year • Mid April all visitor packets and Standards. It has been awhile since • 30 camps will be visited this camp packets for these sum- the position on the state level has summer as part of the three year mers’ visits were mailed. been filled. rotation. • Research questions again will be • On March 11th & 12th 11 WI part of the summer visits Finance Committee ACA members successfully com- The section is doing well with its in- pleted the associate visitors Legislation Committee vestments. Because of this report, course held at House in the Cliff Clauer met with New HFS 175 the board decided not to raise the Wood in Delavan person, Dave Pluymers. Dave wants section portion of the fees for the • Wisconsin has 54 visitors. The to work with us & get us involved upcoming year. goal is to have 60 visitors. FOOD ALLERGENS AND CAMP ACA National Conference Session Report by Sandy Bartel Presenter: Trent Rosenbloom 2. Make personal contact with the Director, Unit di- rector, or counselor prior to your child’s arrival at This educational session focused on the challenges Camp facing camp programs as they attempt to accommo- date an increasing number of campers and counsel- 3. Make certain your contact person has a plan in ors with an array of allergies, most common being place to communicate your concerns with fellow food allergies. staff Some important things to remember: 4. Provide Camp with a recent photo attached to written instructions and medical documentation Food allergies can be life threatening. Camp staff, as to how to handle accidental contact. parents and campers must all work together to mini- mize the risks and procedures must be in place to 5. Check the expiration date of all medications be- avoid accidental ingestions or contact. fore sending to camp. Camp responsibilities 6. Educate your camper on self-management of the food allergy. 1. Review the health records submitted by parents and physicians Camper responsibilities 2. Establish preventive protocols 1. NEVER trade food with other campers. 3. Be aware of Emergency Medical Care in your 2. Do Not eat anything with unknown ingredients area 3. Read every label and check with a counselor (if 4. Identify a core staff emergency response team age appropriate). properly trained in Epi-pens 4. 4. Be proactive in the management of mild reac- 5. Assure anyone who will be in contact with the tions, such as seeking help camper is aware of the allergy and can recognize 5. if a reaction is suspected the symptoms of a reaction 6. Tell an adult if a reaction seems to be starting, Parent responsibilities even if there is no 1. Notify Camp of the allergies or suspected aller- 7. visible appearance of allergic response. gies 8. DO NOT go off alone if symptoms are beginning. ACA - Wisconsin, May, 2008 Page 8 Wisconsin Well Represented At Mid States!! CHECK OUT SOME OF THE WISCONSIN SECTION PARTICIPANTS ENJOYING MID STATES 2008! Join us next year for YOUR Mid States Conference!!! The FRIENDLIEST Camping Conference in the nation! March 26th - 28th, 2009 Learn Together, Grow Together: Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability ACAMidStates.org Kim Rathsack, Executive Director ACA - Wisconsin Section N9659 Hopfensperger Road Appleton, WI 54915 Phone: 920-716-4133 E-mail: ACAWisconsin@sbcglobal.net Web: www.ACAWisconsin. org AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION WISCONSIN SECTION Badger Tracks is published three times a year by the American Camp Association - Wisconsin Sec- tion and provided as a communication tool to Wis- consin Section members. 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