The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) is an organization developed by and for outdoor recreation and education professionals and students. Prior to becoming an Association, AORE existed as a loosely knit group of professionals hosting conferences since 1984. Founded at the International Conference on Outdoor Recreation in 1993, AORE is a grass-roots organization dedicated to advancing the field of outdoor recreation and education.

AORE is the premier organization dedicated to serving the needs of recreation and education professionals in non-profit settings. Through AORE, members have a mechanism to interact with and affect decisions made by public land managers and the human powered outdoor recreation industry. AORE is committed to promoting ecologically sound stewardship of the natural environment and serves as a collective voice for its members regarding topics of regional and national concern.

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AORE members are comprised of students, professionals, organizations and vendors. The professional membership of AORE collectively manages instructional and rental programs that generate millions of hours of recreational activity each year. The influence of these programs on future generations of land users is unparalleled within the outdoor industry.
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Mad Rock becomes an AORE365 Alliance Partner!

“We are thrilled to announce we have teamed up with AORE to support not only the rock climbing industry but the outdoor recreation industry as a whole. As this relationship grows and presents new opportunities in the field of outdoor education and recreation, we are excited to be able to support essential programs that provide key services to the students and professionals in our unique
industry.” - Kenny Suh, Mad Rock
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AORE Plans to Unveil New Website!

We're so glad you're interested in joining the AORE community! At this time, AORE is unveiling a new website and has temporarily disabled membership purchases until July 8. If you have any questions, please email us at nationaloffice@aore.org. We apologize for the inconvenience.