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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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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

November 11, 2019
20 Reasons Why We Work At Avid4 Adventure

There are so many amazing moments that happen at Avid4 Adventure summer camps—moments like teaching a child to ride a bike for the first time or seeing a kid finally choose to paddle in a kayak after they've explained, in detail, their extreme fear of water, and so many countless others. However, these experiences are not limited to having an impact on just campers. Experiences at camp also have a profound influence on the instructors as well.

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Topics: Working for Avid4 Adventure

November 5, 2019
Avid4 Adventure Ranked One of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work 4th Year in a Row

We are thrilled to announce the exciting news that, in 2019, we've been ranked as one of Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work for the 4th year in a row. Paul Dreyer, Avid4 Adventure CEO commented saying, "We are again humbled to be on this list and to be in the company of so many other incredible organizations. It's an honor. It's also a testament to everyone who works with Avid4, both our full-time HQ team and our hundreds of seasonal instructors and camp directors. At Avid4, we try hard to create a great work environment—a container—but it's really our people who make it a great place to work."


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Topics: Working for Avid4 Adventure