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 Responder & Wilderness EMT Recertification (Hybrid) @ Seattle, WA

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Association for Challenge Course Technology 30th Annual Conference & Expo @ Raleigh, NC

Calling All College Students!

Are you looking to get a sneak peak of what it’s like to work in the recreation industry? Are you interested in building, inspecting, facilitating, and/or... Read More

Hybrid WFR & WEMT Recertification Course @ University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

For recertification of a Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT, this hybrid course requires home study and successful completion of an online content and application test in order to attend the... Read More