Experience Makers Join

EXPERIENCE MAKERS

You’re the ones providing the experiences that make the PA Wilds a place worth exploring. From restaurants and breweries to galleries and shops, to state parks and festivals, to outfitters, to lodging, to municipalities. And everything in between. You are at the heart of what’s happening in the PA Wilds.

Members within the Cooperative are self-categorized.

No matter what term you choose from the member types below, it’s about the creative genius of residents who are passionate about what they create, who appreciate things local, and want to reach a broader audience.

Host Site

Restaurants, Lodging, Breweries, Wineries, Theaters, Museums, State Parks, Events + Festivals, Public Art + Area Attractions

Trading Post

Retail locations, Specialty + Boutique Shops

Field Guide

Outfitters, Guide Services + Visitors Bureaus

Community Partner

Conservation Groups, Libraries, Community Centers, Governments, Educational Institutions, Hospitals, Health + Wellness Centers, Realtors, Chambers of Commerce, Heritage Regions + Business Development Centers

Being an Experience Maker in the Wilds Cooperative of PA (WCO) makes you a part of a select group of entrepreneurs or community leaders who offer unique experiences that are simultaneously authentic to the PA Wilds. Being a member is the gateway to being promoted on our visitor platform (pawilds.com) and to others in the network, and to licensing the PA Wilds logo for your own use! Join us as we cultivate true economic opportunities for our region’s businesses by leveraging the power of our place-based brand.

Not an Experience Maker? If you don’t offer a place-based experience in the PA Wilds,
you may still fit into the program under a different membership category.

And you’re 3 steps away from making
your membership happen.

STEP 1: PREPARE

Read our membership guidelines and eligibility criteria for information on how to complete your application. Begin gathering basic information about your business to incorporate into your application.

STEP 2: APPLY

Select your type of organization above, and click the image or title to begin the application process. Your application becomes your profile, which is promoted in the member directory. Please take care to be thorough in completing it.

STEP 3: WAIT

After submitting your application there will be a 24-48 hour review period as our team makes sure you’re a fit for our program. Once accepted you’ll receive notification via email.

Tools and Resources for Applying

ELIGIBILITY + GUIDELINES

Review our member eligibility requirements and other guidelines before applying to be sure you’re a fit. 

YOU'LL BE IN GOOD COMPANY

Browse the WCO Directory to meet other members of the network!

READY TO EXPLORE MORE?

ABOUT US

Learn more about the WCO, our place-based network of creative entrepreneurs and organizations.

OPPORTUNITIES

Take advantage of opportunities to leverage the PA Wilds brand and grow your business.

TOOLS

Find more tools and resources related to WCO membership and growing your business.