America Outdoors Conference

By RaftArizona • December 17, 2019

Staff Present (left to right): Kenny (ARR|GCW warehouse), Amanda (GCW office), Brock (ARR|GCW warehouse), Lindsay (GCW office), Marie (ARR office), Krystal (ARR office), Bill (ARR|GCW warehouse), and TJ (ARR|GCW warehouse)

Each year, several staff members of Arizona River Runners and our sister company, Grand Canyon Whitewater, attend the America Outdoors Conference. This gathering of outfitters from across the country (and the world) offers seminars for continuing education, networking opportunities, and helps us stay up-to-date with industry standards. The trade show allows us to check out the latest equipment and resources available to keep our trips running smoothly.

This year, we gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah. One night was a social event where costumes were encouraged. The ARR team dressed as Hawaiian Santa with ARR Hawaiian shirts, leis, and santa hats. We really appreciate the time spent together and the opportunity to meet with others who love the outdoors as much as we do. We already have lots of ideas for next season!

There was also a service project and we donated some time to help make sleeping mats out of plastic bags to send to refugee camps overseas. What a great network of people to be connected too!