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February 17, 2020
Avid4 Adventure Day Camps Sneak Peek: Safety, Skills, Memories & More

So, you’ve heard about Avid4 Adventure and are thinking of signing your child up for the program. Yet, like any good parent, you want to do your homework first. When you visit the Avid4 website, the first thing you see are smiling children outdoors. They are clearly having fun and doing adventurous things. However, is that really what camp is like? Actually, it’s more! If you’re considering sending your child to camp, here's what a day in the life of your child at Avid4 day camp would look like.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Day Camp

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

February 6, 2020
Serving the Community: How Avid4 Adventure CEO Partners with Non Profits
For so many reasons, I am grateful to work with Avid4 Adventure. For example, I am lucky that Avid4’s mission aligns with my own personal beliefs, and I am lucky that my work at Avid4 directly results in positive changes in the world . So, I know that my job not only supports my professional goals, but also helps to support my community service goals. However, I also know that I should be giving more; I should be finding ways to compliment my work at Avid4 Adventure by being of service in other ways. I should be finding more opportunities to “throw something back.”
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Topics: Public Lands Inclusivity Live Community Sustainability

January 27, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Survival Skills Camp

When you read about the other summer day camps that Avid4 offers, they sound pretty self-explanatory. Rock climbing campers go rock climbing. Those signed up for whitewater kayaking or SUPing go paddling. But what exactly is survival skills camp? Quite simply, it’s about empowering kids to not only feel comfortable outdoors, but to thrive there as well. Plus, survival skills camp teaches campers how, with some knowledge, they can create their own tools and solve problems. Here’s everything you need to know about survival skills camp at Avid4 Adventure.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp California Summer Camp Colorado Summer Camp Day Camp

January 21, 2020
Uncharted Territory: How She Proved She Could Step Up To the Challenge
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Topics: Adventure Stories