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WELCOME to the GORHA website! The Georgia Outdoor Recreation & Hospitality Association exists for you, the outdoor enthusiast, and our website is designed to make it easy for you to learn about exciting new adventures, places and products.  We hope, with your help, to make this the best consumer driven Outdoor Recreation (OR) website on the internet.  It will take a lot of effort on our part and yours to make it outstanding. 

I am asking all of you who visit this site to help us grow better, first, by letting us know how we can improve, and then by offering to help us.  Have you an idea for an article? Perhaps you've got a great southern roadtrip story already written, or some great copy and  pictures of an hidden waterfall, an incredible view from a craggy overlook or farm's freshly plowed field, with the mule pulling that plow.   What about that diary you kept that week you hiked a section of the Appalachian trail? Water skiing in the Okefenokee? Come on, we need to tell your story!

While there are supporting and affiliate memberships, which require payment, it costs nothing to register as a Friend of Outdoor Recreation Committed to our Environment. (FORCE)  Become a force for good, for preservation, for recreation, for southern hospitality.  Register HERE today! Your FORCE membership costs nothing and your privacy is protected.


Help GORHA make a difference in the future of our forests and rivers, mountains and plains, marshes and beaches. We need your opinion and your help to make this site true to your vision of Georgia' great outdoors...Join us now and lets all work together to make the future better
 

Several pages and features, including our blog are under construction and should be posted within several weeks.  Want to help?  Call me and tell me what you'd like to do for GORHA. Thank you, Bull Sullivan  404-803-8485
     

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Bull Sullivan, Executive Director, GORHA

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GORHA, The Georgia Outdoor Recreation and Hospitality Association, is a new team with an old coach. Bull Sullivan, Executive Director of GORHA, has been a part of the outdoor recreation industry since 1995. As COO of Brookwood RV Resort Parks, he was a founding member and first President of the Georgia Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, GARVC, incorporated in 1996. For 11 years, GARVC was in the forefront of promoting and improving outdoor recreation and campground hospitality.   GARVC fought to improve the regulatory environment of private parks and advocated continued support and funding for Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.  The Association developed customer survey programs, promulgated sound business practices and instituted an inspection and rating program for its members.

At its peak in 2001, GARVC had 73 dues paying members, but after the events of 9/11 / 2001, the number of parks declined, and so did membership. Brookwood Management Group, Inc. (BMG),  the association management firm which provided services to GARVC, realized that with declining membership and financial support, a broader base of outdoor recreation interests was needed to maintain service levels commensurate with the industry’s needs.  Bull Sullivan, President of BMG, undertook an evaluation of public opinion and interest to determine the future importance of outdoor recreation to the general public, and specifically to identify needs of those segments and operators who provide outdoor recreational opportunities.

Outdoor recreation encompasses a large number of diverse and unique venues, services, and products, all of which generate revenue from the leisure time activities of individuals, families and groups.  There is no one salient demographic for these many different participants except that the all share a love of the great American outdoors, from mountain parks to sea washed beaches, from the piney woods to urban parks, from  fast pitch to frisbee, from motorcycles to mounted steeds, from fly casters to bass-trollers, from the giggling laughter of toddlers to the groans of trail hikers.

GORHA's goal is to preserve the pleasures that only come from being outside a confining structure, whether that be an office tower, warehouse, factory, shopping mall, school house or home. When we step through any outer door we step through a portal to pleasant memories and present expectations of good times and great adventures.

You may find yourself in a forest, on a beach, winding around curves on a scenic route; wherever you launch or land, whatever you are seeking, we hope that a GORHA member has made your trip, your stay, your memory better!

     

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We are excited to bring you the finest features "Out and about in North Georgia" courtesy of the MOUNTAIN RAMBLER, a publication of the Pickens County ProgressEnjoy frequently updated feature articles written by the local folks who know the mountain's best kept secrets, and aren't afraid to tell!



John C. Campbell Folk School makes Charmed Destination
By Jeff Warren, Courtesy of the Mountain Rambler

 Fred Scroggs was a man with a mission. Storekeeper at Brasstown, a tiny crossroads village in the mountains of western North Carolina, Scroggs heard Marguerite Butler was at Murphy hunting a place to start a school. It was the early 1920’s. Scroggs went to see her. Butler's school idea was a dream shared with Olive Campbell. Truly it was Campbell's idea first. With her husband, preacher/educator John C. Campbell, Olive had traveled Appalachia by wagon in the wee years of the 20th century.
   

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