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A Welcome Message from the MN SWAP President....

The desire to form a state organization initially began during the summer of 1983 with the efforts of many interested activity leaders in the state of Minnesota. In the 30 years of existence, MN SWAP has grown to over 800 members. The annual fall conference draws over 400 activity professionals from around the state and is considered one of the top conferences in the nation for quality education and attendance.

The MN SWAP board is comprised of elected officers, committee chairpersons, conference co-chairs, and seven regional representatives from across the state.  Click on the “Regions” tab to the left and then click on your region on the map to access your region’s educational opportunities, meeting times and contact person.

Using the tabs on the left, you will find information related to activity and recreation professionals.  All those interested in quality of life issues for seniors are welcome to become a member by clicking on the membership tab and download the membership application.  If you have questions or comments related to MN SWAP, please feel free to contact me. 

Kara Reiser
MN SWAP President

Minnesota Statewide Activity Professional's Mission

  • To provide a source of mutual support and sharing of ideas for all persons in the field of activity programming.
  • To promote and offer educational opportunities that specifically address the Activity Professional and the needs of the people they serve.
  • To work with other professional groups, regulatory agencies and provider representatives to insure the delivery of activity services in a coordinated, client oriented atmosphere.

MN SWAP 2016 Fall Conference
October 12-14, 2016
Holiday Inn - St. Cloud, MN

Click Here to Download Conference Brochure

Handouts for all sessions are now available on the education page. Click here or on the education tab.


1st Annual MN SWAP Poster Session
Sharing What You Do Best!

Do you have a unique activity program? A successful volunteer program? An engaging community program?
MN SWAP is excited to bring to this year's conference, an opportunity for Activity Professional to share what they do best. During the Wednesday evening vendor exhibit, an area will be set up for displaying and viewing the posters. It doesn't cost a thing to participate but you do need to register. And.... there is even a prize for the most creative, unique, and informational poster display.

For more details, download the Poster Session Information Flyer and Registration Form.

Poster Session Information Flyer

Poster Registration


MN SWAP Summer 2016 Newsletter is Here!

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