Thank You to our 2020 Vendors and Sponsors!
"NROCKS Outdoor Adventures (formerly Nelson Rocks Adventure Center) is the premiere guided climbing center in West Virginia and the North Fork Valley Region. NROCKS offers Sport Climbing, Top Rope Climbing, Zip lines, guided Canopy Tours as well as the Nation's Premiere Via Ferrata. NROCKS provides top quality equipment from CMI for all activities!
Visitors from the Northeast region and around the world enjoy adventure vacations at NROCKS. Located in the Potomac Highlands region near Circleville, WV, NROCKS is an easy drive from Davis and Seneca Rocks, WV, and is less than an hour from the Canaan Valley and Timberline Resort. We regularly welcome visitors from Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington, DC.
Blue Mountain Adventures:
Blue Mountain Adventures is an outdoor adventure company that was created by a love for the great outdoors and a desire to share it. We want to make it easier for adventurers, of all skill levels, to get outside and stay outside. Our goal is for you to focus on the adventure and we'll take care of the details. By providing outdoor lodging, food service, streamlined gear rental and shuttle service, we manage the hurdles so your time and focus can be on the adventure. Whether it's road cycling, mountain biking, hiking or river paddling, we can accommodate your desire for an exciting and comfortable adventure getaway!
Discovery School of Virginia:
"The Discovery School of Virginia and The Discovery School of Virginia for Girls are outdoor living residential programs. Located in Buckingham County, the schools serve middle and high school age boys and girls on separate campuses. Both schools support the transformation to a positive future through the long-term camping experience, rigorous academics, and integrated transitional and family support services. The Schools use a relational therapeutic approach focusing on the power of positive relationships to stabilize, heal, and promote personal growth. This process encourages the students to become self-confident and improve their ability to live and work within a community. Each day offers the group opportunities for meaningful work, learning, appreciation, and fun. All must contribute, and so all have the chance to belong."
Armstrong Unlimited, established in 2006 specializes in First Aid & CPR/AED Training, Staff Development Workshops sales & service of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS), Risk Management & Safety, and Emergency Planning and Response Workshops. Maile S. Armstrong has worked in a variety of camp and business positions including director of youth camps since 1975.and has been responsible for planning and providing training sessions for camp, church, program centers staff, and volunteers.
Keep Virginia Cozy:
Keep Virginia Cozy’s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire all Virginians to care for our wild places. We contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public lands, preserving our rich natural legacy for current and future generations.
Blue Ridge Scout Reservation:
Located in Pulaski County Virginia, the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation encompasses 17,500 acres of rugged beauty high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For over 50 years, the Reservation has been a leader among Scout Camps, pioneering new and exciting programs, and providing thousands of scouts and scouters with a positive camping experience. The Reservation is open for three major seasons: Summer Camp, Year-Round Program, and Hunting Season.
Summer Camp For seven weeks each summer, the Reservation is home to over 10,000 youth and adults participating in our Base Camp and High Adventure Programs. We pride ourselves on offering activities appropriate for everyone in your unit regardless of age, needs, or goals. Our unparalleled programs are delivered by high caliber staff who are committed to delivering the promise of scouting and excellent customer service.
Year-Round Program At the close of summer camp, the Reservation reopens to provide opportunities for community, family, and unit camping. Whether participating in an Order of the Arrow Function, fishing in a Troutoree, or simply hiking with your Crew, the Reservation provides a safe and cost effective location to host all scouting activities. Please see our calendar of events to learn more about these great opportunities.
Beyond Boundaries is a nonprofit that offers outdoor adventure opportunities to individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth, veterans, and individuals in recovery. We work hard on a two sided mission. 1. Increase access and opportunities to groups and individuals who don't typical have it. 2. Building our community stronger by having volunteers help with our programs, providing a space to see someone for their ability before their disability.
Black Mountain Expeditions:
"Black Mountain Expeditions provides custom designed experiences in outdoor adventure, group development, and international travel for school groups, universities, organizations, businesses, families and individuals."
Appalachian Conservation Corps:
The Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization whose mission is to connect young adults to meaningful conservation service. ACC engages motivated young adults, ages 16-29, to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects with a variety of land management agencies throughout the region. Projects may include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, backcountry support, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Crews may also complete technical and/or specialized projects depending on project partner needs, including disaster relief if the opportunity arises.
ACC programs focus on place-based learning, life skills development, appreciation of diversity, civic responsibility and career development. ACC also provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the local environment, environmental issues and introduces individuals to recreation and resource management careers.
WILD GUYde Adventures:
"Since 2004, WILD GUYde Adventures has been leading wild caving, rock climbing and canoeing adventures for families, school and university programs, parks and recreation departments, and scout troops in the Shenandoah Valley, along Virginia's Blue Ridge, and in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. Our Adventure, Learning, and Leadership INstitute (ALL IN) provides action consulting, experiential leadership development and team-building for corporate groups and non-profits to build toward effectiveness and success."
Roanoke GO Outside Festival:
The Go Outside Festival, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outside recreation. By combining the things outdoor enthusiasts love - camping, music, gear, races, and demos all in a beautiful outdoor setting – GO Fest is a celebration of everything outdoors. Roanoke GO Fest is a partnership between the nonprofit Roanoke Outside Foundation and the City of Roanoke Department of Parks and Recreation. Watch pro BMX stunt shows, learn to fly fish, demo a mountain bike, test your balance on a slackline, try out some climbing shoes, learn some wilderness first aid, test your balance on a SUP, crawl into your ent, enjoy a craft beer or two, listen to killer music, then wake up the next morning and try something new. Ride a big wheel, learn how to fix your outdoor gear, enter the Wild Gear Chase, watch the lumberjack show, watch the ultimate air dogs, build a custom headlamp, chill out in an ENO hammock, play a round of disc golf, enjoy a beer or two while listening to music, crawl into your tent, then up the next morning and try something new.
RVA Paddlesports offers whitewater rafting and kayak instruction on the James River in Richmond, Virginia. Discover the class III/IV rapids with great views of the city skyline and riverside park. Our award winning kayak school offers beginner to advanced whitewater instruction for all ages. Let us share our river with you!
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries:
"Virginia DGIF’s mission is to conserve, connect, and protect in all things outdoors. We provide knowledge, resources and funding, helping launch college outdoor programs through our Wildlife Grant Program. Stop by our booth to learn how we can help you! The outdoors is better together".
ArborReal Products, LLC:
“ArborReal Products, LLC is engaged in developing and marketing non-timber forest products sourced from the Appalachian Mountain region of North American. In 2016, ArborReal Products launched Fragrance of Forest and Field, a water-based, soapless body cleanser, deodorant, and insect repellent originally designed for long distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Perfect for both men and women, it helps keep you smelling fresh in low-water situations and repels flying insects and chiggers. It can be used as a natural deodorant under arms or on feet, clothing, shoes, or sleeping bags. A few drops in water create a refreshing body wash that doesn’t require rinsing – ideal for long-distance hikes and camping or any situation without showers or laundry. Beware – this exquisitely fresh all-natural forest aroma is highly addictive!”
Adventure Enablers's extensive portfolio of outdoor events offers life-enriching outdoor activities for extreme athletes, weekend warriors, and casual health enthusiasts of all ages. Adventure Enablers offers race timing, live tracking solutions, registration management, and customized event management for any size running, biking, or multisport event.
With a decade of event experience and the complementary equipment and logistics skills, the Adventure Enablers team partners with race directors, charities, property owners, businesses, cities, states, you name it, to bring high-quality and fun events that are family friendly, endurance based, goal achieving, and adventure enabling. Adventure Enablers is headquartered in Front Royal, Virginia.
Jackson Adventures originated in 2004 with the launch of Jackson Kayaks, a made-in- America whitewater brand founded by world champion and Olympic kayaker, Eric Jackson, design partner David Knight and friend, Tony Lunt. From its headquarters near Rock Island, Tennessee, the brand quickly established itself as the leader in innovation and build quality and soon diversified into a line of recreational and fishing kayaks equally distinctive for thoughtful design and elite performance.
A premium cooler brand, Orion, arrived in 2014. And in 2018, Jackson Adventures created a whole new category of personal recreational and fishing craft with Blue Sky Boatworks, a super-stable, highly efficient platform that claimed Best Fishing Craft honors at 2018’s iCast. In 2019, the latest brand to join the family, Orion Kennels, brings the Jackson Adventures DNA of intelligent design and singular performance, to dog owners.
The tradition of pioneering kayaks, boats, outdoor products and essential accessories continues with the arrival of Jackson Adventures’ propulsion breakthrough, the FlexDrive 3D system that seamlessly integrates easily upgradable propulsion, power and steering solutions for the industry’s most advanced interface between the user and his craft.
Throughout this journey, Jackson Kayak and now Adventures, has never veered from the central values that launched the company: That we always be open and welcoming. That we make our growing family of customers and dealers feel close. That we strive for improvements in the products we create so that they reflect our authentic and honest understanding of the adventure and the adventurer.
In other words, always be Outdoor To The Core.
Virginia Outside offers outdoor youth programs throughout the sate of Virginia. Since 2005 we have made it our mission to introduce thousands of kids to the wonders of the outdoors. Whether biking, kayaking, fishing, or hiking, it's all about having fun!
Vestals Gap Ventures has been providing design, installation, inspection, and training for challenge courses, climbing towers, zipline tours, and aerial adventure parks since 1979.
Chanco on the James:
Chanco on the James has one of the most successful youth camping programs in Virginia. The camp program has been running continuously since 1968 and is accredited by the American Camping Association.
Downriver Canoe Company:
We are a well established medium size river outfitter operating in a remote little corner of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, just about an hour’s drive west of Washington DC. We offer canoe, kayak, raft, and tube float river trips on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, a gently flowing mountain river. Take a minute to look around and learn more about the river trips we offer!
Cheerio Adventures offers adventure tripping camp programs for youth, teens, and youth groups. Adventures include rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, canoeing, rafting, backpacking, caving (spelunking), sailing, wind surfing, sea kayaking, and mountain biking. Single and multiple activity summer camp programs are available. Adventure locations include NC, VA, WV, and TN, varying in location from the mountains to the sea.
A breathtaking property, Massanutten Resort® features 6,000 acres of mountain fun at its very best. Unique in both its size, variety of amenities, and outstanding condo and hotel accommodations, Massanutten has secured its spot as one of the premier all-seasons resort destinations on the East Coast.
Massanutten Resort® offers many unique amenities including the Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark, Ski and Adventure Park area, two fantastic golf courses, farm-to-table dining experiences, shopping and recreation options, along with a day spa for complete relaxation and rejuvenation. Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten is easily accessible from many major cities.
Since 1996 Landmark Learning has been a leader in risk management and medical education for persons who work outdoors. Through our national partnerships we strive to be a leading resource for national standards in education and training for the outdoor industry. Come visit our campus in the mountains of Western North Carolina or attend a course at one of our numerous off campus sites.