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A Record of Excellence

Outdoor Ventures and Its Adventure Parks Are Honored to Have Received the Following Awards and Recognition:

2019

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame (5 Years) – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame (5 Years) – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Storrs, Connecticut

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame (5 Years) – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Long Island

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame (5 Years) – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium

2018

Outstanding Event
(“Bark In The Park” event)
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School
By the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Outstanding Marketing Collateral (Non-Video)
(“Virginia Aquarium Table Tents”)
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
By the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Outstanding Fundraising Event
(Arbor Day weekend event held at all The Adventure Parks of Outdoor Ventures)
By the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Storrs, Connecticut

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Long Island

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens

2017

Outstanding Special Event
The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield for its “2016 Weekly Special Events Series”
By the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Outstanding Collateral (non video)
Ropes Park Equipment/Outdoor Ventures for “2016 Equipment Brochure”
By the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Named “Model Partnership” with Princess Anne Elementary School
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
By the Virginia Beach City School System

Best Tourism Partner
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
By the Hampton Roads Sports Awards

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum

#1 of 18 Things to do in Bridgeport – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Storrs, Connecticut

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield, MI

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Long Island

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens

2016

Best Family Adventure – Editor’s Choice
The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens
By Yankee Magazine

Best of Cape Cod – Outdoor Adventure
The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens
By Cape Cod Magazine

Up & Comer Award, Southside – Retailer of the Year Awards
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
By the Retail Merchants Association, Greater Hampton Roads

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Storrs, Connecticut

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield, MI

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Long Island

2015

Outstanding Special Event
Outdoor Ventures & The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium for “Iron Monkey Challenge”
By the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School

2014

Honor Award for Public Facilities
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
By the City of Virginia Beach Planning Commission Design Awards

Outstanding Special Event – Teacher Open house
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School
By the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Outstanding Marketing Collateral (non-video)
The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum for “94 Year-Old Sets a Record” news release
By the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Outstanding Fundraising Campaign
Wounded Warrior Night Fundraiser by The Adventure Park at Long Island
By the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School

2013

“Outstanding Service & Commitment to the State of Connecticut”
Outdoor Ventures, for Adventure Parks in Storrs & Bridgeport Connecticut
From Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Official Statement, 2013

“Top Project” award for Southwestern Connecticut, 2013
Outdoor Ventures – The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport)
By the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC)

Outstanding Structure Design
“The Labyrinth” at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School
By the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Outstanding Marketing Video: Introduction to the Labyrinth
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School
By the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School

2012

Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor®
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Friends School