22nd PRCA Annual International Conference and Expo

January 16-19, 2025 : Annual Conference and Expo

January 15– 19, 2025 : Qualified Instructors Certification

January 15 – 19, 2025 : Qualified Inspectors Certification

VENUE / LODGING:

Country Lake Christian Retreat
815 Country Lake Road
Underwood, IN 47177
(812) 294-4789
United States

ABOUT PRCA AND ITS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

PRCA is hosting it’s Annual Meeting and Expo at Country Lake Christian Retreat Center in Underwood, IN.  We especially welcome newcomers, students, camps, operators, businesses, builders, as well as our loyal members and past conference attendees!

Since 2004, PRCA has annually convened a conference to promote networking opportunities, general industry knowledge, professional development workshops, state of industry reports, member engagement, and to conduct official Board and Membership Annual meetings.

Who should attend? Challenge course owners, builders, operators, guides, instructors, facilitators, attorneys, insurance representatives, and other interested parties in the ropes challenge course, aerial adventure course, zip line tour industry are encouraged to attend.

A PRCA conference tends to be a more intimate and informal gathering. It  provides a balance of professional engagement while promoting inclusion and the opportunity to have deeper conversations with industry leaders and experts as well as with fellow facilitators and operators.

Conference attendees can gain important skills and core knowledge with access to shared resources which may not be found elsewhere.  And, participation is an affordable option to help you and your staff keep current and aware of important industry changes. Why not attend and gain all the benefits that are available for you through first-hand experience?

Click here to learn more about PRCA and its many contributions to the Challenge Ropes Course industry!

Register Here

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the secure ONLINE Registration page.
(Paying by Check? Please Register for the confereence and at Checkout, please select paying by check.  Follow directions to complete your 2025 PRCA Conference Registration  (pending) and include a copy of your order with your mailed payment.)
 

PRE-CONFERENCE CERTIFICATION SEMINARS 

Certification seminars are exclusively and conveniently offered by PRCA during this time; starting a day earlier January 15, 2025Registration deadline is January 10, 2025.  

Qualified Instructor Certification: The Qualified Instructor Certification program is for those with extensive experience and designed to confirm the requisite levels of knowledge and experience of persons performing instructor training in the challenge course, aerial adventure park and zip line/canopy tour industry.

Qualified Instructor Re-Certification: Also available upon approval.

For further information and details on QI Seminars, contact Mike Barker at <climb1guide@gmail.com>. (Click here to visit our Certifications page and then download the application.) 

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

(Click Below) 

Coming Later


Cost

Non-members may select from single day or full conference tickets and active members receive discounted rates.

$50 One Day Student w/ID
$75 All Days w /ID

 

$125 One Day NON-Member
$450 Full Conference NON-Member
$100 One Day Member
$375 Full Conference Member
$450 Qualified Instructor Certification Workshop – (includes application and testing fees) 
$450 Qualified Basic Inspector Certification (Level 1)  (Click here for Application) 
Good for In-House Inspections and/or Supervised Professional Vendor Inspections
(includes application, workshop and testing fees)
$525 Qualified Inspector Certification (Level 2) (Click here for Application)
and here for more information on Inspector Certification)  Good for commercial inspection services
Professional Vendors
Professional Vendors ; minimum 5 years professional experience conducting services
(includes application, workshop and testing fees. Includes hands-on test out and inspection skills)
Please bring your own personal OSHA compliant fall protection equipment. (Click here for Waiver of Preparatory Application for PRCA Level II Inspector)
$525 Qualified Inspector Certification (Level 3 Senior) – Good for commercial inspection services
Professional Vendors ; minimum 10 years professional experience conducting services w/ advanced experience
(includes application, workshop and testing fees. Includes hands-on test out and inspection skills)
Please bring your own personal OSHA compliant fall protection equipment. (Click here for Application)
 
Rooms and meal plans have been negotiated and have been designed to minimize costs and make the conference as competitive as possible.  Meals provided will be Thursday: dinner; Friday: breakfast, lunch, dinner; Saturday: breakfast and lunch only; Sunday: No meals will be available till Dinner on Thursday night.  

IMPORTANT: PRCA MEMBERS SHOULD LOGIN TO THEIR ACCOUNT FOR REGISTRATION AND DISCOUNTS!  Current PRCA members can register for the event logging in to the PRCA website and take advantage of membership discounted rates. Once you have logged in to your PRCA account, simply go the EVENTS tab and click on the conference event. There you can follow the prompts to register. If you are not a current PRCA Member, please consider joining as the discounts to attend the conference exceed that of an individual membership rate.

Cancellations/Refund Policy:
Instructor Certification Seminars: Any cancellations must be received in writing no later than 1/4/2024).

Conference Participants: Any cancellations must be received in writing no later than 1/9/24. Please e-mail cancellation to <info@prcainfo.org>. A 5% fee will be applied to cover credit card transactions and processing fees. Please allow up to 5-7 business days for refund. Any disputes will be handled by the Board of Directors and all decisions are final.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS   

Please support this years’ Conference by joining now as a Corporate Sponsor! Included in your annual membership is Conference exhibit space and recognition in all of our publicity. (View Sponsor Request letter Here) Please click here now to join.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR PAST SPONSORS!