Date(s) - 03/07/2019 - 03/10/2019
Each year the PRCA covens an annual conference to conduct official Board and Membership Annual meetings, professional development workshops, state of industry reports, networking opportunities, and general industry knowledge. Owners, builders, operators, guides, summer camps, employees, attorneys, insurance representatives, and other interested parties in the ropes challenge course, aerial adventure course, zip line tour industry are welcome to attend. The PRCA conference carries a more of a grassroots setting, with a more inclusion and the ability to have deeper conversations with industry leaders, experts, and operators. The PRCA and its conferences represent an under realized resource for the industry, yet represents core knowledge of the industry which may not be found elsewhere. Sign up now to attend this years upcoming conference!
The PRCA is an industry association where the membership has direct voting rights on association matters without the dominance of vendor control or exclusion. It is a non-profit association comprised of a voluntary board of directors, peer reviewed vendors, organizational members, and individual members. Within the ropes challenge course, aerial adventure course, zip line tour industry, there has been a perceived need for an association and standards document that was reflective of a more democratic process, rather vendor driven and dominant. The essential need is a major requirement for ANSI Accredited Stands Developer status and the PRCA was the first industry association to receive this designation in December 2005. To follow came the first industry ANSI Accredited National SAFETY Standard in March 2014. This is the only industry standard of this highest designation, which includes safety and training standards. To address this need and to strengthen the effectiveness of the PRCA standards, a solid representation within the industry was sought for census body representation. By collaborating with other industry organizations and with the input of other industry leaders, a more inclusive situation was achieved.