Our Mission

SORP provides leadership for the outdoor recreation profession through skill development, networking, and technical guidance

SORP is Celebrating 40 Years!

As we gratefully gather around the campfire together - literally and virtually - this year to celebrate, it's not just SORP's legacy we're celebrating, it's your — our members and partners. This milestone comes at an exciting and pivotal moment in our profession and outdoor recreation. We're proud to have served professionals in the outdoor recreation community for four decades and are energized to continue to seek new ways to make a lasting 

Join the Celebration

Share your story and support the future of our profession. Your journeys, dreams, and milestones are what makes our profession so special. Help us celebrate the past, present, and future of the Outdoor Recreation Profession through your stories. Please click the button below to share your memories, experiences, vision, and photos. 



Show Your Support!

In Spring 2023, SORP launched a $40 for the 40th Anniversary Campaign with a target to raise $10,000. Three former Board members answered the call, and we quickly exceeded the target of $10,000. So, with some success and confidence, we are rebooting and setting the 40th Anniversary Campaign target at $40,000. We need your help to reach this ambitious goal!

SORPS three priorities are each focused on keeping SORP and its membership viable into the future.

  1. Support and build the next generation of outdoor recreation professionals.
  2. Create opportunities for innovation and engagement within the outdoor recreation landscape.
  3. Rebuild and stabilize SORP’s Operating Endowment.

Your gift will make all the difference in helping outdoor recreation professionals acquire the skills and resources they need to succeed in this rapidly evolving landscape.

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