John Dockendorf

Consultant - Hospitality and Outdoor Recreation

About Me

John Dockendorf spent his first years growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, but eventually Dockendorf would find himself making a bigger impact in more mountainous places. Like many growing up in the Mid-Atlantic states, education was important to his family. After a rigorous education at Baltimore Friend’s School, he packed his books and skis and headed for the University of Vermont.

Dockendorf first started making an impression during his first year in college, serving in many college organizations, including vice president of the ski club. Burning through various classes in university, he graduated with honors from the University of Vermont.

Seeking roles and pathways in the outdoor recreation fields in his twenties, Dockendorf chased career paths that allowed for opportunities for skiing and whitewater paddling. His early jobs focused on hospitality and the outdoors, working as hotel manager, a ski instructor, associate director of a summer camp, a white-water instructor, a waiter, and a tour agency manager.

This led to his pursuit of graduate studies in the Hospitality field, By the next decade, Dockendorf had achieved a master’s degree in Hospitality Management from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Again, Dockendorf graduated top of his class, and he was also the John E.H. Sherry Scholarship recipient as well as graduate student body president.

After graduation in 1992, and a stint as assistant operations manager at Bolton Valley Ski Resort in Vermont, Dockendorf devoted his energies to founding Adventure Treks, a traveling adventure summer camp for teenagers.

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January 17, 2023

What is the most popular summer camp?

If you are looking for the best summer camp for your child, there are some things you should consider before making your decision. The first thing you should keep in mind is whether or not the camp offers a fun and exciting experience. Secondly, you should take into consideration the cost and location. Weaker Camp […]

December 27, 2022

The Purpose of Outdoor Recreation

The purpose of outdoor recreation is to provide an enjoyable experience and benefit the people who participate in it. This can be accomplished in many different ways. These ways ensure a healthy lifestyle, improve mental health, and create a new outdoor space. In addition, the benefits of outdoor recreation are cost-effective. Creating new outdoor space […]

December 1, 2022

5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

Taking children out of the classroom for some outdoor education can offer a number of benefits. These benefits include improved concentration, a boost in confidence, and improved behavior. Active, kinesthetic learning Whether you are an educator or a parent, active, kinesthetic learning can help your child develop life skills. Studies have shown that students who […]

November 16, 2022

How to Paddle White Water

The get-down command when paddling white water is very important because it will help you stay in control of raft’s direction. Paddling until the “stop” command is given can be tempting, especially in rapids with high-intensity currents. While paddling until the command is given, you should hold on to whatever you can to stay in […]

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