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VIPP Program - Very Important Parks Person
If you frequent state parks…
And now’s the time to make it official!
VIPP is a unique visitation program introduced in 1986 and created to recognize
VIPPers are an eclectic group.
There are hikers and bikers (both bicycle and motorcycle).
There are paw paws and whippersnappers.
There are the very curious with GPS units and the very laid back ready for a nap.
Preachers, teachers and students.
Historians and naturalists.
Teens and tweens and young families recognizing state parks and forests as an affordable family vacation with great facilities and programs.
Many VIPPers remember parks as a child and continue to visit parks as a tradition with children, a sweetheart, parent, guardian or grandparent.
Each participant has a personal commitment or fond memories of state parks and forests.
All independently share an appreciation of the recreational treasure that public lands like parks and forests offer state residents and guests. Parks and forests are special places that are
The VIPP concept gives recognition to individuals, friends and family visiting state parks and forests and enjoying the interpretative programs, activities and special events offered.
In the “spirit of welcome,” you’re invited to participate.
How to join the growing VIPP list:
A lifetime of enjoyment at WV State parks and forests begins!
To attain VIPP status participants must:
Email [email protected] for a lifetime of state park fun as a VIPP and to ask for a VIPP brochure. If you're wanting only the registration form click here to print that information. You may complete the form, scan and forward the information via email as an alternative to a postal mailing. The email address is [email protected]
Due to increased gift card sales for holiday giving and customer assistance requiring longer conversations regarding gift cards, responding to VIPP (mail or requests) is generally postponed until January. Thank you for your understanding in our delay.
31st ANNUAL PICNIC
The annual VIPP Picnic in 2017 will be at Blackwater Falls State Park on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Everyone is excited!
Registration information will be posted as plans are finalized. Lodge room, cabin and campsite reservations at Blackwater Falls or at Canaan Valley state parks is a decision made by attendees. Rooms and cabin styles vary. Cabin rentals are a two night minimum. Discounts may be available when accommodation reservations are taken by the lodge clerks, please call 304-259-5216.
Activities will be planned for Friday evening as well as picnic day and into evenings. We'll post information as plans are finalized. Preregistration for the picnic is required and is fee based
The picnic Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Camp Creek State Park. was wonderful. If you attended, thank you for making the trip and enjoying the festivities. The Camp Creek State Park Foundation made the 2016 picnic a tremendous success.
VIPP newsletters or fliers arrive via US postal service once a year, or more if appropriate and feasible to the addresses on file in our VIPP participant registration mailing list. If you have moved, and have not notified the program manager of the address change, we will not have a current address on file. Please keep Carol updated.
An electronic VIPP newsletter is available when we have your email address and your request for the eNewsletter. Individuals must subscribe to the electronic newsletter and may unsubscribe at any time. Privacy policies protect you from unwanted electronic transmissions and why you generate the email request. Click here to fill out the online form to receive electronic newsletters.
Very Important Parks Person (VIPP)
Volunteer Park Host Program
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