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Academic Programs: Recreation: Associations

Students are strongly encouraged to join professional associations as student members while enrolled as a Recreation major (this is a requirement to complete Rec 380). The following list offers possible considerations although many more opportunities exist. Most organizations now have membership information and applications on their web sites.

American Association for Leisure and Recreation/AAHPERD
1900 Association Drive
Reston , VA 20191
703-476-3400
http://www.aahperd.org

American Camping Association
Bradford Woods
5000 State Road 67 North
Martinsville , IN 46151-7902
765-342-8456
http://www.aca-camps.org

American Therapeutic Recreation Association
PO Box 15215
Hattiesburg , MS 39404-5215
601-264-3413
http://www.atra-tr.org

Association of Experiential Education
Box 249-CU
Boulder CO 80309
303-440-8844
303-440-9581 (Fax)
http://www.aee.org

Dixon Recreation Center
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
http://www.nirsa.org

Employee Services Management Association
2211 York Road, Suite 207
Oak Brook , IL 60523-2371
630-368.1280
http://www.esmassn.org

Michigan Recreation and Parks Association
2465 Woodlake Circle
Suite 180
Okemos, MI 48864
www.mrpaonline.org

National Intramural Recreational Sports Association
4185 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333-1067
www.nirsa.org

National Recreation and Park Association
22377 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn , VA 20148
703-858-0748
http://www.activeparks.org

Resort and Commercial Recreation Association
804 "D" St. NE
Washington, DC 20013
http://www.r-c-r-a.org

Young Life
P.O. Box 520
Colorado Springs , CO 80901
719-381-1800
http://www.younglife.org/

Youth Specialties
300 S. Pierce St
El Cajon , CA 92020
619-440-2333
http://www.youthspecialties.com/