A recent third-party analysis of LERN’s impact on member programs determined that LERN members generate, on average, 10% higher registrations than non-members.


Hundreds of recreation programs across the United States and Canada have gained the benefit of “Information that works!” by becoming LERN members. LERN provides the latest, most advanced, practical, how-to information on recreation programming.

Check out the range of benefits and services LERN offers, and see what your colleagues say about us. Become a LERN member.

Our Guarantee:

We guarantee first-time members a 10:1 return on your dues if you use your free benefits. You will make or save ten times what you pay in dues – or your money back.

Top 5 FREE Member Benefits

  • Brochure critique
  • Three hours of free telephone or email consulting
  • Monthly Webinars
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Marketing critique

Practical, How-to Info on these and other topics:

  • Writing course descriptions
  • Pricing & Cost recovery
  • Digital marketing and social media
  • Most successful email promotion strategies
  • Summer Camp trends...and much more


  • Wonderful resources, great research, and insights into the business of recreation. Thanks!
    Jill Korsok, Director, Orange Community Education & Recreation, Pepper Pike, OH
  • LERN provides members 40 plus years of expertise, data, and field knowledge of recreation programming practices.
    Kelly Gilfillen, Marketing & Communications Manager, Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities, City of Alexandria, Virginia.
  • LERN provides the most up to date and state-of-the-art concepts and the best practices for program markeing and development.
    Chuck Ramm, Assistant Director, Parks & Recreation, City of Temple, Texas

The Learning Resources Network

LERN is a nonprofit 501.c.3 educational organization dedicated to serving Recreation Departments and other lifelong learning programs in providing classes, camps, activities and other programs to your community. Serving Recreation Departments since 1984.

What to Do Now:

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  • Call us at 800-678-5376
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