He was born in December 1959. He grew up near Baltimore, Maryland, for the first few years of his life. In the end, Dockendorf would have a bigger impact somewhere else. Education was important to him as a child in the Mid-Atlantic states. After getting a good education at a friend's school, he packed up his skis and went to the University of Vermont.

First, Dockendorf made a good impression when he was in college for his first two years. He spent the end of the 1970s going through a lot of different university classes quickly, and he graduated from the University of Vermont in 1981 with the best grades. Dockendorf was looking for jobs and roles in recreation and park management, and like many people, he went down different paths and ended up as an assistant for a lot of different professors. This led him to go to graduate school in the same field. By the end of the next decade, Dockendorf had earned a Master of Management, Hospitality from Cornell University and the School of Hotel Administration. Again, Dockendorf was at the top of his class, and he was also the John E.H. Sherry Scholarship and the head of the student body at Cornell in his field's school.

You get a little personal when you build an institution that lasts for almost 30 years under your direction. Those are things that happen to John Dockendorf, as well. Under his direction, Adventure Treks Inc. was one of the most well-known outdoor programs for teenagers for 28 years. Attendees of Dockendorf's program and project have come from all over the United States and more than 25 countries around the world. As a group, we want everyone to have growth-oriented experiences and take part in wilderness adventures in the best wild natural areas of the western United States and Canada.
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