Are you considering joining our team?As a member of the Avid4 Adventure staff, you’ll spend your days doing the outdoor activities you love—climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, backpacking—all while inspiring a new generation of intrepid adventurers and outdoors enthusiasts. It’s crazy fun, blissfully tiring and endlessly rewarding—no wonder our staffers tell us it’s the best summer camp job they’ve ever had.
5 Key Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors for Kids
According to the Child Mind Institute, children in the United States “spend 4 to 7 minutes a day in unstructured play outdoors, and over 7 hours a day in front of a screen.” Experts agree that outdoor time is incredibly beneficial for children (and their parents). Playing outside means kids are, “smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors.” The health benefits of outdoor time are not just luxuries but as important as eating balanced meals, getting a good night's sleep and social, community ties.
“It’s more than just this simplistic concept of seeing more color on the trails. It’s about getting people out and embracing the outdoors as a lifestyle, in a way that acknowledges any limitations they face in life. You have to talk about low-income experiences, the immigrant experience, what it means for people to invest in gear, to balance it with work and life and family. You can’t just say ‘diversity.’ You have to see what’s barring people from getting to the outdoors.” - Ambreen Tariq in Outside Magazine, "To Diversify the Outdoors, We Have to Think About Who We're Excluding"
Topics: Diversity in the outdoors
Every year, my parents ask me what my kids want for Christmas. Of course there are plenty of toys and games on their ever-growing wish lists that I could tell them to buy, but I always feel like they have way too many toys. I wished there was something more meaningful and lasting than just more plastic.
Topics: Gift of Summer Camp