Vermont Outdoor Guide Association
"Dedicated to the support and promotion of professional outdoor leadership, education, and stewardship."
Home of Vermont's recreation
If you want to promote your recreation based business to hundreds of thousands of travelers annually, consider joining VOGA or advertising on our web.
Membership Levels for outdoor recreation and adventure providers:
Accommodations: Resorts, Hotels, Farms, Inns, B & Bs, Cabins, Camps, Cottages, Yurts
Guide Services: Tour operators, Guided adventure and educational programs.
Non Profit Organizations: Trail Organizations, Schools, Conservation Groups, Associations, Clubs, Camps, non profits, etc. - unguided services only.
Sporting Goods: Manufacturers, Retail or Rental for sporting and outdoor gear.
Support Services: health products and services, luggage transport, retreats, photography, insurance, legal services, web services and any business that is in some way related to recreation based businesses.
We also list our member's recreation based events, news and job openings at no extra charge.
Benefits For Members
"VOGA continues to
be one of the best uses of my advertising dollars."
To help your customers find a wide variety of recreational services, please feel free to use the logo below on your website to link to our Recreation
Learn More About VOGA
"VOGA continues to
be one of the best uses of my advertising dollars."
To help your customers find a wide variety of recreational services, please feel free to use the logo below on your website to link to our Recreation Directory.
Access to Land & Waterways
Outdoor Education Network
Vermont Outdoors Woman
So Much to Do, One Resource!!
Taxes and Recreation
Access Areas Restrictions
Make Release Forms Binding
Customer service, access to natural resources, risk management, affordable advertising and resource stewardship are just a few of the issues that we all must deal with. By working together, our members are strengthening Vermont’s image as a destination for outdoor adventure and skill development opportunities while growing their own businesses.
Vermont Outdoor Guide Association (VOGA) was organized in 1996 as a non profit 501-C6 organization of recreation based professionals and support organizations. Run by volunteers for over 10 years and assisted by grants from state departments, the state legislature and several other organizations, our membership has grown to nearly 200 businesses. More importantly, our web site has become a primary resource for recreation based information in Vermont. Annually, we are helping over 500,000 visitors find things to do and places to stay in and around Vermont.
We continue to act as advocates for outdoor professionals regarding access to private and public lands, improved risk management and insurance policies and increased state marketing of our members' services and products by lobbying our legislature and serving on numerous planning committees and councils.
"Much like the branches of a tree, our industry reaches out in all directions. We each approach the use of natural resources in a personal way, based on past experiences and individual choice. Still, the spectrum of differences is supported by a common thread of issues. They include educational opportunities, ethics, access to land, access to industry information, risk management, insurance, stewardship, finding qualified staff, advertising, legislative issues, multi use issues, population distribution, and more. The point is that we have much more in common than we have differences and by working together, we not only help ourselves but we are firmly establishing Vermont as a destination for outdoor adventure." Gray Stevens, Executive Director, VOGA
VOGA Members Code of Ethics.
* Obey all State and Federal
VOGA members proven to have violated any of the above codes will lose membership and their listing(s) will be removed from our website with no refunds..
Who are the VOGA members?
Who Should Join?
Guides, outfitters and outdoor educators must have certifications in their field of work. Minimum certifications are First Aid and CPR. For training opportunities and classes, visit: www.voga.org/outdoor_education_events.htm
forms of Recreation Based Lodging
Annual dues range from $100 to $300, based on the type of business. Your membership year runs for one year from the month your application is accepted and payment made. Ask about seasonal discounts and payment plans.
When joining VOGA, please be sure to inform your staff and to keep us updated regarding your news, events and job openings. Your information will be posted online and through other media, at no extra charge to you.
Becoming a Member - Printable Application
Becoming a VOGA member can provide significant benefits to your company. Print the application today, fill it out and mail it. Your benefits begin IMMEDIATELY.
|Benefits For VOGA Members|
As you evaluate your potential membership in VOGA, consider carefully, our exciting array of benefit programs, all designed to make your business more productive and profitable. Links shown in blue will show examples. Call the Office with questions or for more information 802-425-6211.
Partners and Support: Our support members include companies with expertise in insurance, internet, marketing, promotion and more. Networking with VOGA members first can save you time and money. Partnerships between guide services, tour operators, recreation gear shops and various lodging providers create offerings far beyond individual capabilities and increase each partners' visibility at minimal extra cost.
Staff & Communications: Our Staff is available to assist members in fully utilizing all of our benefit programs. VOGA publishes a monthly Email Newsletter of industry information and hosts a bulletin board with Industry alerts. Our Staff also spends significant time assisting and providing member referrals to potential visitors. Our office email and phone provide an constant stream of referrals for our members.
* Low cost,
|Business Support & Development|
VOGA assists our Guide/Outfitter members in numerous ways, including;
for access to private & public land & waterways.
Downey Insurance Agency, Inc.
The strength of the magnificent wilderness of
Insurance and Company
Posting your job openings on our web site provides assistance in locating permanent and seasonal staff. VOGA Members can place your job openings here for free. Email your information to us. firstname.lastname@example.org View job listings at: Recreation Job Openings
Land Access With more and more Vermont land being posted we have assembled and maintain web based information on this subject.
Vermont Outdoors Woman and Vermont Outdoor Education Network are part of the VOGA family. These divisions of VOGA offer significant promotion and exposure potential for your company.
|Advertising and Marketing with VOGA|
All VOGA members receive a free expanded listing including
email and web link on our
The web site traffic averages 1000 page views per day, with steady growth. We are
finishing a redesign of the web
site and adding more content. If you have a suggestion concerning the web site redesign, please
Where VOGA Advertises
|Advertising With Banners|
Target your audience with a banner ad and link near the top of the page(s)
of your choice.
Banner ads for 6 months: $349 front page, $249 for any internal page.
One Month on two pages: $60
Special rates for multiple page placement.
Need a banner ad developed? We charge $50 per hour with a one hour minimum.
Call the Office with Questions and for your specific needs.
Many thanks from us all.
A strong recreation industry requires strong advocates.
Outdoor Guide Association