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Cassidy Morris

Cassidy has always felt at home in the mountains. Growing up in Mammoth Lakes, a ski resort town in the Eastern Sierras, she found adventure through skiing and hiking with her family. While attending college at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Cassidy studied Sociology and was introduced rock climbing, her current favorite outdoor activity. After graduating in 2018, she moved to Boulder, CO to work for Avid4 Adventure as a day camp instructor and fell in love with working with kids outside. Today, Cassidy is the Operations Supervisor for Washington Park Day Camp and hopes to make a difference in both the lives of kids and staff through the shared core values that Avid4 Adventure holds.
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February 10, 2020
Three Ways Outdoor Adventure Boosts Mindfulness

 

One of the most valuable moments we introduce to kids at camp is one of mindfulness. We plan our hike days to include silent hikes, where they are encouraged to temporarily leave conversations and focus on the sounds, smells and scenery of the trail. On rock climbing day, we ask them to check in to feel and notice their excitement or nervousness before getting on the wall. We encourage brief periods of silence while kids are on the water so they may observe their surroundings. These moments are invaluable because we teach kids to slow down and take in the present moment—techniques which they can take back into their daily lives where there are constant sources of distraction.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Benefits of Outdoor Adventure

January 6, 2020
Camp Director Spotlight: Three Things She Learned From Her First Season at Avid4

As we get closer to summer, staff are locking in their positions for the coming summer camp season! I recently accepted my position as a camp director, and I can’t help but reflect on my first season as a day camp instructor. For me, it was a summer of new beginnings, growth, and a catalyst for launching my career. Here are three takeaways I have from my first season with Avid4 Adventure:

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Topics: Working for Avid4 Adventure

December 17, 2019
From Cautious to Confident: Secrets to Encouraging Even the Most Wary Child

“Being introverted is not something to outgrow; it is something to accept and grow into—and even to cherish.” - Susan Cain

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Inclusivity Overcoming Fear

August 23, 2019
How to Start a Conversation About Inclusive Language with Your Child
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Topics: Inclusivity

May 28, 2019
How to Get Your Kids Excited About Summer Day Camp

How to Get Your Kids Excited About Summer Day Camp

Whether this is your child’s first or tenth time going to summer camp, initial thoughts about spending a week with new people, trying new activities in a new environment can feel intimidating. However, you as a parent or guardian can get them pumped up to jump into a new adventure through support, preparation, and insight. Here are ways to get your kid(s) excited about coming to Avid4 Adventure’s Day Camps:

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Topics: summer camp