Andrea Stutesman

At a young age, you would often find Andrea camping out with family in Rocky Mountain National Park or mountain biking on some back country trails. This passion for the outdoors was instilled in her at a very young age and has influenced her life in a profound way. She started at Avid4 Adventure as a Survival Skills and Adventure Camp instructor in Golden, Colorado. In the past, Andrea gained marketing experience as a representative for an environmental restoration company, as a business owner and now as Marketing Supervisor at Avid4 Adventure. When not working, you can find her traveling, reading a book or biking on local trails in Boulder.
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Recent Posts

March 22, 2020
Coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources for Parents

For most of us, the Coronavirus, COVID-19 has derailed our normal routines and everyday lives. And it’s so easy to get caught up in the pandemonium, letting fear and anxiety take control. Your kids might even pick up on your feelings of worry and start to feel the same way.

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Topics: Featured

March 17, 2020
Two Stories from Overnight Camp

It’s a challenge to understand what overnight camp is really like. On our website, you’ll see photos of kids taking on outdoor adventure sports. You might also see photos of campers eating meals together in the dining hall at Resident Camp or setting up basecamp on Expeditions. What you can’t see are the transformations that happen—the moments that become punctuation points in a child’s life leaving them forever changed as they continue their adventures after camp is over.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Overnight Camp Adventure Stories

December 12, 2019
Best Portland, Oregon Biking and Hiking Trails, Recreation Areas for Families

Parents regularly tell us that one of their favorite things about our summer day and overnight camps is that we take kids to real, local, outdoor recreation areas for rock climbing, biking, hiking and water sports. After camp is over, often kids will want to bring their families and friends to these locations and teach them all the skills they've learned during the week. These locations become areas families can keep visiting to continue their outdoor adventures together. With locations across the Bay Area of California, the Front Range of Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington, we visit a lot of recreation areas.

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Topics: Oregon Summer Camp New Locations

November 26, 2019
6 Ways Avid4 Adventure is Committed to Being Environmentally Sustainable

Do you take your natural environment for granted? At times, I know I do. I’m grateful to live in Colorado where beautiful, easily accessible outdoor recreation areas abound. It’s a privilege to have grown up here and experienced the outdoors starting at a young age. However, it’s easy to think that these outdoor spaces will be around to enjoy forever. The reality is—that’s not for certain.

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Topics: Outdoor Advocacy

November 25, 2019
Adventures in Switzerland: Avid4 Adventure Grant Winner Shares Journey

Every year, Avid4 Adventure awards a few lucky seasonal staff members with the trip of a lifetime. Winners are granted a plane ticket to fly anywhere in the world plus a $500 stipend to spend when they arrive. To enter, staff must submit a video submission describing their dream adventure and how they plan to live by Avid4 Adventure's core values during the trip.

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Topics: Working for Avid4 Adventure