AORE offers opportunities for members to engage and form authentic relationships in a variety of settings that are inclusive and accessible in order to grow a thriving, supportive community of diverse voices that will help enrich the field of outdoor recreation and education.

Annual conference brings hundreds of individuals who are passionate about outdoor recreation and education under one roof to learn, collaborate, conduct association business, see old friends and colleagues, and make new connections in the industry. This immersive experience offers extensive networking opportunities from our Super Social, Exhibit Hall, and Demo Day events to skills-building workshops and special sessions designed to support different groups such as our Student Networking Lunch and Women's Leadership Mentorship Institute (WLMI) meet-ups. [Learn More]

Behind the members' login to the website lies a plethora of resources waiting for exploration. Members can opt-in to any of our private message boards to receive email notifications and can always come to the website to browse past threads and current conversations. Communicate with members all around the world to gain insight, advice, and support from our amazing community!

We are excited to welcome members to our membership app, where you can engage in chatrooms on-the-go. Whether you're looking to connect with other professionals, students, vendors, those in the military or non-profit organizations, or if you're looking to network with other women in the field or others challenging diversity, equity and inclusion, we have a place for everyone!Professional, Student Professional, Vendor and Organization members are all invited to use the AORE Members App year-round! 

No Apple or Android device? No worries. Our entire mobile app can be accessed via web browser as well!

We promote and partner on numerous networking events for individuals working in the field of outdoor recreation and education. These include formal and informal meet-ups at key industry events, member-led learning sessions, and much more! We make sure that the AORE community is always the first to hear of these valuable opportunities through our targeted member communications.



Wilderness First Aid (WFA) @ Silver City, NM

Who Is Wilderness First Aid (WFA) For?

Weekend base-campers, day-hikers... Read More


Wilderness First Reponder (WFR) and Wilderness EMT Recertification (Hybrid) @ Salt Lake City, UT

WFR & WEMT Recertification

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Challenge Towers - Fundamentals of Inspection Workshop @ Blowing Rock, NC

The Fundamentals of Inspection Workshop is for those looking to gain more knowledge to be effective inspectors and stewards of their challenge courses, aerial parks, or zip line/canopy tours. Whether you're... Read More

Wilderness First Responder Recertification (NOLS) @ Chico, CA

Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? This 3-day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines.... Read More

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) @ Eugene, OR

If you work or recreate in locations where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, this 10-day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is for you. WFR is a nationally recognized... Read More

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