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Julie Eglington

Julie Eglington is a freelance writer and editor. She lives and works in San Francisco.

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June 10, 2019
Conquer Your Overnight Camp Fears: 5 of Your Biggest Worries Answered

Conquer Your Overnight Camp Fears: 5 of Your Biggest Worries Answered

We'll let you in on a secret: All parents are afraid of sending their kids to overnight camp. It's no easy thing to pack up your baby (even a teenage one) and send them miles away to sleep somewhere entirely new for two weeks. But while it's totally OK—good, even!—to have concerns, you shouldn't let them stop you from giving your kid one of the most confidence-building, independence-bolstering, unforgettable experiences of their life. (If you're a camper, check out this great post to convince your parents to send you to overnight camp).

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Topics: Overnight Camp

November 13, 2018
What to Expect When You're Expeditioning: A Guide to Our Expanded Expedition Camps

You may have heard that we're expanding our expedition camps in 2019, offering eight different expeditions across Colorado and Wyoming that cover a range of adventure sports and outdoor experiences. So why the expansion? And what exactly are these new camps all about? We're glad you asked…

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Topics: Overnight Camp

November 13, 2018
The Importance of Adventure Education (Even for the Unadventurous)

Adventure education is, put simply, the process of learning through adventure-focused experiences. Here at Avid4 Adventure, as you can probably guess, we love approaching learning this way. But we get that lots of families aren't naturally inclined toward active or outdoorsy pursuits.

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June 7, 2018
Our Camp Staff Leadership Training

You've probably heard us sing the praises of our exceptional staff before. And while we pride ourselves on finding the most passionate, dedicated, talented adventure educators around to join the Avid4 Adventure team, that's only the first step. We don't simply hire great folks and ship them off to camp. Instead, we welcome them into a community full of opportunities to learn, build new skills and advance their careers. Here's what we offer every Avid4 Adventure instructor:

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May 25, 2018
How to Survive Camping with Kids… and Actually Enjoy It. (Seriously.)

We've said it over and over: getting outside with your family is one of the best things you can do for your mind, body and spirit. That said, we also understand that camping—that age-old ritual of packing the car full to capacity with gear, food and reluctant kids and driving off to an outdoor paradise full of biting bugs, far-off bathroom facilities and, again, those reluctant kids—can be, quite frankly, the worst. Camping with kids can be challenging (to say the least) but it's so important to get outside as a family. Outdoor family adventures can be enjoyable with a just little planning. 

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