TRD Boot Camp: Training for the Tent Professional

These one-day training events are dedicated to educating teams and promoting safety during installations and public usage. Using exclusive (newly updated!) training modules and drawing on the TRD’s wide variety of proprietary information, boot camps send tent rental professionals back to the jobsite equipped with the knowledge and skill to get the job done right. A Pre-Boot Camp Happy Hour will take place the evening before the full-day of education.

Take part in this summer’s “Southern-Style” Boot Camp at Houston Tents & Events. This Boot Camp is supported by the Texas Rental Association (TRA), who’s members can take advantage of the TRD member registration rates! Contact Jill Newman for discount codes.


The reception will be hosted at the Highland Pines Golf Club – 6700 Highland Pines Drive | Porter, TX 77365

Come network will fellow installers and vendors, along with knowledgeable TRD leaders who will be presenting at the Boot Camp the following day.

Program will include (lunch provided):

This Bootcamp is designed for the intermediate as well as the advanced tent installer and manager. During this full day of training attendees will gain useful knowledge and hands on experience in a variety of relevant tent subjects. All will also get the opportunity to socialize with their counterparts of other successful tent rental companies, as well as talk with tent manufactures and other product related companies.

Focus will be on but not limited to the following areas:

  • Safety tips and the needed safety equipment for tent installers
  • Installation of traditional “West Coast” Frame Tents
  • Installation of “Kedar Trac” Frame Tents to include:  Hip and Gable End, Side Walls and adjustable uprights
  • Installation of Clear Span Structures to include:
    • Layout of base plates
    • Beam assembly
    • Raising of beams both manually and with equipment
    • Installation of fabric mids, ends, fabric walls, hard walls, and doors
  • Additional Sessions on:
    • Working in extreme weather conditions-“tips to stay safe”
    • Warehouse workflow and the need for maximum efficiencies
    • Tent washing, drying, and maintenance
    • Panel of experts -“Tips of the Trade”

There will also be plenty of time for a ‘can’t miss’ tour of Houston Tents & Events’ great facility!


Event Sponsors

Welcome Reception Sponsor

Lunch & Work Glove Sponsor

Coffee & Breakfast Sponsor

Safety Vest Sponsor

Eye Protection Sponsor

Boot Camp Sponsorships available! Contact Jill Newman ( for information.

Networking Reception


Continental Breakfast & Coffee

PPE – if you have already branded PPE or would like to purchase and brand PPE to provide to attendees onsite please contact Jill Newman at to discuss this sponsorship opportunity. Potential items include:

  • Hard Hats
  • Safety Vests (SOLD OUT)
  • Work Gloves (SOLD OUT)
  • Eye Protection (SOLD OUT)
  • Ear Protection

Hotel Recommendation

There is no room block for this event, but please take a look at a few recommendations below. There are MANY option in the area based on price and distance from the Boot Camp location.

North Gate Crossing/City Place locations: 10-12 minutes from Boot Camp location

North I-45 locations: 5-7 minutes from Boot Camp location

The Woodlands locations: 15-20 minutes from Boot Camp location


For more information, or website accessibility questions, contact: Jill Newman, Education & Events Manager | 651-225-6953 |