Recap of the Kids Event Working Group Checkin Chat | Thursday 23 May 2019

Attending: @sunsand187 @michelebutcherjones @ericka_barboza @camikaos


We Covered

  1. Updates from volunteers.
  2. Discuss June and July Goals
  3. Discuss next steps.

Updates from Volunteers

Michele: Still working on the Illinois papers, getting CPR/1A recertification, and compiling all my info to Sandy.

Sandy: Just finished the Missouri research for WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. and any other Missouri camp and will get that documented this week


I was working for KidsCamp in the next WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. San Jose Costa Rica, we will have three Workshops.
Robotics workshop, STEAM workshop and Create my first blog on An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before.

June Goal: Research Sprint

We should work as team to discover the laws that different states/countries have surrounding hosting one day kids events. As well as, the laws surrounding waivers for kids events as well.

This will help expedite camp planning for all camps around the world (eventually).

An example would be that in Florida a very specific liability waiver is needed with specific language. Thank you to @RianKinney, Esq. for digging that up for us.

While that specific waiver is needed for Florida, the need for a waiver could be looked at as an overarching need for ALL camps with kids programs. It would be good for us all to take a region near us so that we can dive into what those laws look like and formulate a general plan that would cover the bulk of those laws. This could include the need for background checks, waivers, first aid certifications, etc.

Here is a spreadsheet for all of our findings:

If you want to help here please sign up on the second tab to take a region.

Project Management Information

So I know a lot of people expressed interest but not everyone made it to todays meeting. I am sure more people will be getting involved over time. I did create a TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: Board so that we have some jumping off points for anyone to just dive in and start on micro pieces.


Next Actions

  1. @sunsand187 Will Document process for a new camp to vet state laws and requirements. And create the handbook structure. As well as, create spreadsheet.
  2. Team, Look over Trello and this post to stay up to date and provide feedback.
  3. @michelebutcher-jones is working on state laws for Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and MIssouri
  4. Ericka is working on creating a Manual for the creation of the Blog on, with images, to give to the kids-parents of KidsCamp.

Next Meeting is Thursday, 13 June 2019, 2000 UTC/ 4pm EST. This chat will occur in the Make WordPress Community-Team SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel.