Western Campus: National School of RV Park and Campground Management
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Join us for the Summer 2019 National School in beautiful Denver, Colorado! The National School of RV Park & Campground Management enhances the skills of its students through a high-quality educational program focusing on business management principles and practices as applied to the RV park and campground industry. This is accomplished in a professional educational setting providing formal and informal student contact with experienced, interdisciplinary instructors.

 Export to Your Calendar 7/22/2019 to 7/25/2019
When: Monday, July 22, 2019
Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Stapleton
4444 North Havana St.
Denver, Colorado  80239
United States
Contact: Paula Horwitz
303.681.0401 x. 120

Online registration is available until: 7/12/2019
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ARVC and the ARVC Foundation are proud to offer the 2019 Spring National School in Denver, Colorado!  Join us for a week of learning and networking to enhance your management and leadership in the RV Park and Campground industry.

The Outdoor Hospitality Education Program (OHEP) brings Leading Industry experts to the classroom to provide participants with the skills and expertise to make positive impacts in the industry.  Year One students will learn about key trends in the industry, management principles, and much more.  Returning students (Year 2) will focus on deepening their understanding of the industry through critical analysis and application activities.

RATES:  $1,895** MEMBERS     |     $2,295 NONMEMBERS

**A limited number of Scholarships available to ARVC members.  To find out more, click HERE

Registration Covers:

  • Industry Expert lead instruction
  • All Classroom materials*
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks EVERY DAY**
  • Dinner served on two (2) nights**
  • Certificate of completion: Year 1 will receive the Outdoor Hospitality Management (OHM) certificate, Year 2 the Outdoor Hospitality Professional (OHP)
  • Ongoing CEU Tracking (Continuing Education Units)
  • Structured networking and relationship building opportunities
  • Access to resources post event
  • Advance notice of upcoming events and education opportunities

* Classroom materials will be provided electronically.  Please plan on bringing your personal laptop to get the most out of your learning experience.  If you are unable to bring a laptop, please indicate in the comments/notes section so we can prepare materials for you ahead of time.

** Please notate any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, gluten free, any allergies, etc.) in the comments/notes section of the registration form.

Travel arrangements and hotel reservations are the responsibility of the attendee.  For ease and convenience, we have secured a discounted rate for rooms at our host hotel for attendees.  There are a limited number of rooms available so please consider booking soon.  After registering for National School, you will receive an email which includes hotel reservation details.

Hotel accommodations:  Rates and availability only guaranteed through 6/28.  Book today!  You may make your lodging arrangements by contacting the hotel directly, either by phone or online. 

General Schedule:

(schedule subject to change)

Sunday, July 21st, 4-6pm: Early Check-in, pick up materials

Monday, July 22nd:

  • 7:30-8:30am:  Check-in, BREAKFAST
  • 8:30-12:00pm:  Sessions
  • 12:00-1:30pm:  LUNCH, cracker barrel chat
  • 1:30-5:00pm:  Sessions
  • 5:30-6:30pm: DINNER

Tuesday, July 23rd:

  • 7:30-8:30am:  BREAKFAST
  • 8:30-12:00pm:  Sessions
  • 12:00-1:00pm:  LUNCH
  • 1:00-6:00pm:  Sessions

Wednesday, July 24th:

  • 7:30-8:30am:  BREAKFAST
  • 8:30-12:00pm:  Sessions
  • 12:00-1:30pm:  LUNCH, cracker barrel chat
  • 1:30-5:00pm:  Sessions

Thursday, July 25th

  • 7:30-8:30am:  BREAKFAST
  • 8:30-12:00pm:  Sessions
  • 12:00-1:00pm:  LUNCH
  • 1:00-6:00pm:  Sessions
  • 6:00-7:00: Recognition DINNER


  • Year 1:
    • Outdoor Hospitality:  General Industry overview and trends
    • Operation Management and Operating Procedures
    • HR Related topics (ADA, Hiring practices, etc.)
    • Finance related topics (daily management as well as income drivers, etc.)
    • Marketing
    • Leadership (guest experience, etc.)
    • Risk Management
  • Year 2:
    • HR Related Topics (Training and performance)
    • Operation Management and Procedures- deep dive
    • Leadership and Management (project management, strategic planning, leadership, Guest Experience)
    • Finance Related topics (Financing, Budgeting, Business Planning)
    • Risk Management
    • Marketing



Dress at the National School of RV Park and Campground Management is casual.  Although all classes are contained within the same building as the guest rooms you may wish to spend some time outdoors.  As you know, the temperature in meeting rooms takes time when adjustments are needed so we suggest you dress in layers so you can adjust as needed.



  • $50 cancelation fee prior to 6/15
  • $650 cancelation fee between 6/16-7/5
  • No refund after 7/6
  • No roll-over credit for unused tuition
  • No tuition refunds will be granted if lodging is not available.