GORP PRO:
The Guide, Outfitter, Recognition & Professional Development program
is a new program being offered by Oregon Sea Grant/OSU Extension.

GORP 4-H Youth:
A companion program for Youth is also being offered as the GORP 4-H program.

Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast

GORP PRO
GORP Coastal for Guide/Outfitters/Tour Leaders

  • OSU Extension and Oregon Sea Grant are offering new services to support fishing charter guides and other coastal outdoor recreation, businesses. The program is the Guide & Outfitter Recognition and Professional Development (GORP) Program.
  • This program provides opportunities to have your experience and expertise recognized by a new marketing program.
  • The voluntary program provides training aligned with new industry performance and qualification standards.
  • The program uses your input to create specialized sessions to address your requested unique marketing or knowledge content. In person and online training.
  • Expand your knowledge of coastal flora and fauna.

Attend one of our Introductory Workshops in May 2018
Sign up by Clicking Here!
 

Due to generous sponsorship by the Oregon Coast Visitor Association who is covering all registration costs, there is no cost to you for this training and assistance. (This would be a few hundred dollars otherwise for the series.)

Initial Workshops offered in three locations along coast.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:30-5pm Surfsand Resort, Cannon Beach
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:30-5:00pm Lincoln County Extension Office, Newport
Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:30-5:00pm Curry County Extension Office, Gold Beach


Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:30-5pm Surfsand Resort, Cannon Beach

Directions to Surfsand Resort, 148 W Gower Ave, Cannon Beach, OR 97110

From Hwy 101 (either direction), turn onto E Sunset Blvd.
Turn right onto S Hemlock St.
Turn Left onto W Gower Ave.
Turn right onto Ecola Ct. Destination will be on the right.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:30-5:00pm Lincoln County Extension Office, Newport

Directions to OSU Lincoln County Extension, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365

From Hwy 101 (either direction), turn East onto E Olive St.
Turn right onto SE Moore Dr.
Turn left onto SE Bay Blvd. Destination will be on the left.


Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:30-5:00pm Curry County Extension Office, Gold Beach

Directions to OSU Curry County Extension, 29390 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR 97444

From HWY 101 (either direction), turns into Ellensburg Ave.
Destination will be on the West side of the highway. Take the South Curry County Fairgrounds entrance (If travelling from the North, this will be the 2nd entrance, if travelling from the South, this will be the 1st entrance). OSU Office will be the 2nd 2 story building on the right.


Sign up here if you can’t attend the workshop but want
more information on the GORP program

GORP Flyer as PDF Document


GORP 4-H Program
Coastal Entrepreneur -Youth
Guide/Outfitters/Tour Leaders

  • Learn about small business development.
  • Learn leadership and outdoor skills.
  • Meet Professional Guides, go on outings, gain job skills.
  • Opportunity to participate in Youth Entrepreneur Day at OSU College of Business in Corvallis April 27th!
  • Learn about business development using the outdoor recreation and tourism industry for a business model.
  • Create your own business plan and learn from business professionals. Tours, Workshops and Online

Sign up for GORP 4-H information here

GORP 4-H Flyer

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