Outdoor Recreation Roundtable
The RV Industry Association is the national trade association representing recreation vehicle manufacturers and their component parts suppliers who together build more than 98 percent of all RVs produced in the U.S. NIC, Inc. partners with federal, state, and local agencies to transform how citizens and businesses interact with government. By combining proven technology with innovative contracting methods, NIC delivers digital solutions that allow government agencies to dedicate more time and resources to their missions while minimizing risk, cost, and oversight requirements. Founded in 1992, NIC provides thousands of digital services nationwide and securely processes billions of dollars on behalf of more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government partners. ARVC is the only national association dedicated to representing the interests and needs of private RV parks and campgrounds, through education, networking and advocacy at the local, state and national levels. Where rural recreation counties rely on public funding for health care, fiscal solutions should diversify the ways local governments can save and spend.
Their mission is to “Promote Sports and Fitness Participation and Industry Vitality” by focusing on core product areas for the industry. SFIA’s purpose is to support their member companies and promote a healthy environment for the sporting goods industry by providing access to thought leadership, industry & public affairs, research and member services. SFIA enhances industry vitality and fosters sports, fitness and active lifestyle participation. They achieve this result by applying private sector experience, skills, tools, and networks, and their understanding of policy and funding frameworks. The Merced River Trail in Mariposa County, California will create benefits for the economy and businesses, quality of life, and public health.
The American Mountain Guides Association is a 501 educational non‐profit that is dedicated to supporting the American mountain guiding and climbing instructor community. As the leading organization of America’s most vibrant, inspiring community of climbers and skiers, the AMGA offers cutting edge knowledge and hundreds of years of collective experience that you won’t get from any other climbing organization. AMGA guides and staff are the experts in the business of being a guide, and have spent 30 years setting standards for American guiding instruction, protecting the guiding environment, and organizing a powerful, unified community of guides and clients.
Volunteer guides from Denver Botanic Gardens offer interpretive hikes that follow the trail throughout the summer (email for registration). The outdoors will become your classroom with the Outdoor Recreation Management program. Make a career in outdoor, environmental and experiential education yours with specific training in leadership and program management with an emphasis on environmental stewardship. ORR supports ways to continually improve the American outdoor recreation experience. The Specialty Equipment Market Association is the national trade association for the specialty automotive aftermarket. SEMA members offer custom auto and off-road accessories that enhance a vehicle’s appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and safety.
Northwest Colorado accounted for the largest amount of outdoor recreation spending at $10.3 billion, followed by the north-central region at $9.6 billion. Using trails was the most popular outdoor activity, with nearly 83 percent of adults participating. About 90 percent of adult Coloradans took part last year in at least one of the 30 outdoor activities listed in the report.
Rather, it is the collectivist idea that is at the fore in outdoor recreation, as outdoor recreation does not necessarily encompass the same degree of competitiveness or rivalry that is embodied in sporting matches or championships. For 22 years, CMC’s outdoor adventure degree program has been transforming students into leaders. Students interested in an outdoor recreation degree can get the skills and knowledge to develop and lead people in the outdoors with our two-year outdoor education program. Programs include climbing at Genesee Ropes Course, group hiking in the mountains, teambuilding programs, stand up paddleboarding, adventure programs and more. For Outdoor Recreation Management students, the “classroom” is often what is beyond the walls of Lees-McRae. The majority of courses have a field component, with skills courses such a rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and backpacking exclusively taking place in the field.
Diving Equipment and Marketing Association is an international non-profit trade association with the mission of bringing businesses together to grow the diving industry worldwide. DEMA owns and produces DEMA Show, an annual trade-only event for businesses in the scuba diving, action watersports and adventure/dive-travel industries. Located in the spectacular Clear Creek valley and surrounded by mesas and mountains, Golden offers all forms of outdoor activities. It’s also a great place to “gear up” with a wide variety of outdoor recreation shops and outfitters. Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatreis known the world over for its summer concert series, but during the day, it’s a gorgeous hiking and biking destination.