Avid4 Adventure Journal


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

June 24, 2019
50+ Colorado Bike & Hike Trails, Climbing & Paddling Areas (+ Map!)

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50+ Colorado Outdoor Family Recreation Areas

Parents often ask us where we take kids hiking, biking, paddling and climbing at our summer adventure camps for pre k -11th graders. Below are a few of our top Colorado mountain biking trails, hiking trails, rock climbing spots and paddling areas for family outdoor adventures. So, grab the kids, bikes, paddles, backpacks or whatever and head out to these favorite Colorado outdoor recreation areas! What are you waiting for? No matter the season, adventure awaits for your entire family. (To get an email with a map of even more recreation areas where you can click each location and receive specific recreation area and trail information right on the map, fill out the form above!)

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Topics: Colorado Family Adventures Colorado outdoor recreation

April 26, 2019
Screen-Free Week for Kids & Adults: Will You Take the Pledge?

Screen-Free Week for Kids & Adults: Will You to Take the Pledge? 

The advancement of technology has completely transformed our society in a relatively short period of time. Can you remember the last time you went a full day without looking at a screen of some sort (as I type out this article while staring at my computer screen)? It is now a significant part of our lives. Yes, technological advancements have helped improve and simplify communication, advance healthcare and generally make things easier in our day-to-day lives. However, there are also some important statistics to be aware of which make a great case for Screen-Free Week (April 29th - May 5th). While the goal is not to vilify technology, it's important to be aware of some of the consequences of too much screen time and consider taking the pledge to intentionally pause from it.

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Topics: Outdoor Advocacy Screen-Free Week

March 18, 2019
Overnight Camp Video Series - Founder, Dave Secunda Shares Valuable Message from Parent

Overnight Camp Video Series - Founder, Dave Secunda Shares Valuable Message from Parent

Avid4 Adventure Overnight Camps offer kids and teens the ability to build technical skills in a wide range of outdoor sports like kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. In the process, campers develop soft skills as well like confidence, teamwork and independence. What we do not talk about are the things parents often learn after their child attends camp. Watch the video or read the full transcript for an inspiring story on this subject from Dave Secunda, founder of Avid4 Adventure.

OC - Dave Feature
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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Overnight Camp Featured

March 13, 2019
Overnight Camp Video Series - Expeditions, 5th-11th Graders Sleep Under the Stars

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Topics: Overnight Camp Expedition Camps

March 11, 2019
Overnight Camp Video Series - 7th-11th Graders Build Skills to Navigate Teen Years & Beyond

Overnight Camp Video Series - 7th-11th Graders Build Skills to Navigate Teen Years & Beyond

Avid4 Adventure's Overnight Camps for 7th-11th graders are packed with empowering outdoor adventures but encompass even more too. At Windy Peak, campers have the ability to develop skills that may help them navigate their teen years. Watch the video featuring Heather Cardneau, Director at Windy Peak Overnight Camp or read the full transcript below to learn more.

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Topics: Overnight Camp Soft Skills