ARVC Partners with NRPA on New School
Public park employees now have greater opportunities for specialized education in campground management than ever before.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has partnered with the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) and the National Training Center (NTC) for Public Facility Managers at Oglebay to offer government employees and the public park and recreation community the School of RV Park & Campground Management — a two-year professional development program designed to equip individuals with the tools they need to develop and manage successful RV parks and campgrounds. The first two-year program under the new partnership will launch at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, W.Va., Feb. 22-27, 2011, according to a news release.
The School of RV Park & Campground Management has been offered annually since its inception in 1994 by NTC for ARVC, and is the premier education and training opportunity in the management of recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds. The school offers educational sessions in a wide variety of topics, including Finance and Administration, Marketing and Promotion, Customer Service and Recreation Management.
“We are excited that a new collaboration is now in place with NRPA to offer the long-successful Campground Management School,” said Bill Koegler, director of the National Training Center at Oglebay. “This partnership will provide NRPA’s members with a new, high-level management training opportunity to develop effective and sustainable campground operations.”
“Camping is an affordable and accessible way for millions of Americans to vacation with their families and friends, and enjoy the outdoors,” said Barbara Tulipane, CEO of NRPA. “With the new School of RV Park & Campground Management, our members have the opportunity to receive training at the highest standards in order to provide their local communities quality camping and outdoor recreational services.”
ARVC President and CEO Linda Profaizer added, “This is a great partnership that will provide an additional audience for the National School of RV Park & Campground Management while exposing our existing students to the programs offered by NRPA. Our goal is to provide training to help attendees provide the best in camping facilities for all of their guests.”
For more information, go to http://campgroundschool.org/.
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 20,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources. For more information, visit www.NRPA.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrec-magazine.org.