Avid4 Adventure Journal


Paul Dreyer

“I love seeing kids challenge themselves and accomplish something that they never thought they could do.” Paul also loves to be outside, whether it’s cycling across Central America, rafting the Grand Canyon, guiding programs in Nepal or just hiking and biking around Boulder. A self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, he has been teaching and leading groups in outdoor settings for twenty years. Paul has held leadership positions at the Watershed School, the Cottonwood Institute, High Mountain Institute, Where There Be Dragons, Tandana Foundation and the National Outdoor Leadership School among others. Paul is also a WEMT and an Instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI), teaching wilderness first aid courses of all levels. He holds an M.A. in School Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. As Avid4 Adventure’s Chief Empowerment Officer, Paul guides our long term vision and oversees new program development, risk management, and general operations.

Recent Posts

March 25, 2019
School Staff & Teacher Discount for 2019 Summer Adventure Camps

School Staff & Teacher Discount for 2019 Summer Adventure Camps

For Immediate Release: The nation’s leading outdoor adventure camp shows empathy with educators and school employees by launching a new "We Hear Ya" discount program to remove some of the financial burdens of summer camp.

Living in Colorado, California, or Oregon, it’s easy to be passionate about getting outdoors to improve our lives. And of course, as parents, getting our kids outdoors at a young age is perhaps even more important. We all want to do our best to inspire, teach and motivate our children to follow in our footsteps, experience outdoor adventure, and become stewards of the natural resources that make these activities possible.

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Topics: Press Release Teacher Discount

January 14, 2019
The benefits of risk in outdoor adventure and risk management

The Benefits of Risk in Outdoor Adventure

Many parents recognize the importance of “risky” play yet still worry about the possibility of injury. We understand and empathize. At Avid4 Adventure, we also recognize the benefits of risky play, and it’s our job to appropriately manage the risks and teach kids to intelligently navigate risk.

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Topics: Risk Management

October 4, 2018
Public Lands: What are they & how can we enjoy them?

I love traveling, particularly to different countries. When I travel, my sense of gratitude for all things expands. One of the many things that I am consistently more grateful for every time I return from travels abroad is my (and our) ability to access “public lands” in this country.

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Topics: Outdoor Advocacy

July 10, 2018
Hello Portland! Avid4 Adventure is coming to Oregon in 2019

Hello Friends of Avid4 Adventure,

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Topics: Press Release

March 21, 2018
A Letter From Our Chief Empowerment Officer

My name is Paul Dreyer and I'm CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer) here at Avid4 Adventure. I want to let you in on of some of the new ways that we as a company are trying to be good stewards of the environment. With National Park fees scheduled to increase dramatically, protected National Monuments shrinking in size and oil and gas companies getting more and more access to drilling in delicate landscapes, we know that everyone needs to do their part to help protect our world. We have 8 Core Values at Avid, and each year we choose one of those values to honor. This year, our Core Value focus is Live Environmentally Connected.

Sure, we already do a pretty good job of Living Environmentally Connected, but we are constantly trying to improve ourselves and our company. Here are a few things we're doing in 2018:

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