The ARVC Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) charitable non-profit organization that provides education and disaster relief within the campground and recreational vehicle park industry. The Foundation is dedicated to providing gold standard education programs for the Outdoor Hospitality industry.Today programs include:

  • Developing a broad range of educational content and resource materials that can be easily implemented by arvc and its affiliated state associations.
  • Hosting the National School of RV Parks and Campground Management. One School - Two Campuses.
  • Awarding educational scholarships to attend the Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo and the National School of RV Parks and Campground Management.
  • Supporting the outdoor hospitality industry by operating a Disaster Relief Fund designed to provide emergency assistance to parks impacted by natural disasters.

Ways You Can Help

The ARVC Foundation is funded entirely by tax-deductible donations and supported by contributions of time and talent from volunteers. There are many ways you can help:

  • Support the Going for the Gold campaign to enable the ARVC Foundation in forever achieving Outdoor Hospitality Excellence through education. Contact Barb Youmans for more information.

  • Become a Giving Tree Donor and create a lasting tribute to someone you would like to honor. The Giving Tree is a beautiful wood sculpture with leaves of bronze and copper that is on permanent display at arvc’s national headquarters. You will also receive an engraved plaque in recognition of your contribution. Read more.
  • Help the Foundation by making a general or specific program contribution. Whether you are giving to support a program such as Education or Disaster Relief, or you just want to give a general donation, your donation may be tax-deductible.
  • Support the Foundation’s silent and live auctions and the Walk for Disaster Relief at the annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo.
  • Support the Dick Hartford Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dick Hartford, a true friend and advocated of our industry, passed away in 2013. In his honor and dedication to ongoing education the Dick Hartford Memorial Scholarship Fund was created. Your contribution to this fund will help keep his legacy alive and support those interested in continuing their education in the Outdoor Hospitality industry.