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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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November 12, 2020
Avid4 Adventure One of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work in 2020

On the morning of November 3rd, 2020, Mindy Yeager, Staffing Director at Avid4 Adventure sat at her desk in her home office in the middle of an important Zoom call with CEO, Paul Dreyer. He was about to break the wonderful news when Mindy's youngest son burst into her office. He needed help with an assignment from his online schooling. The CEO, knowing her son by name, kindly waved, said hello, and asked how school was going. Perhaps an awkward incident elsewhere, but not at Avid4 Adventure.

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Topics: Working for Avid4 Adventure

October 14, 2020
A Glimpse Into the Lives of Our Amazing Summer Camp Staff

We say this a lot—our staff are truly special. At most other summer camps, there are not many requirements for prospective candidates and staff are typically between the ages of 16-18. Standard qualifications usually include having prior experience with kids, being able to lead a group of kids, and implement planned curriculum and activities.

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Topics: Working for Avid4 Adventure

October 8, 2020
Summer Camps Globally Hit Hard During COVID-19: How We Adapted

In the United States and across the world, the summer camp industry was hit incredibly hard due to COVID-19. Approximately 62% of summer camps had to close in 2020 and some may never open back up again. Fortunately, due to our entire headquarters team quickly jumping into action and some extraordinary leadership, we were still able to serve our mission to empower kids to get outdoors while keeping campers and staff safe.

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Topics: COVID-19

September 15, 2020
4 Science-Backed Reasons Outdoors are Key to Kids’ Brain Development

Improved creativity, focusing on the present moment through mindfulness, increased confidence, enhanced mental health—these are just a few of the incredible benefits getting outdoors can offer to both kids and adults. But what if simply going out in nature at a young age actually had an impact on how our brains develop? You may want to think twice about cancelling your plans to go on that hike with your child because it turns out that outdoor experiences do have a profound effect on brain development in several ways.

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Topics: Benefits of Outdoor Adventure Mental Health

June 29, 2020
How We Developed Summer Camps In 2020

The summer of 2020 has impacted virtually every aspect of our lives and summer camps is no exception. In mid-March we began planning for what our summer camp programs might look like in 2020.

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Topics: Insider summer camp COVID-19