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July 1, 2019
Preparing your Introverted Child for Summer Camp

Preparing your Introverted Child for Summer Camp

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Topics: summer camp Tips and Tricks

June 24, 2019
50+ Colorado Bike & Hike Trails, Climbing & Paddling Areas (+ Map!)

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50+ Colorado Outdoor Family Recreation Areas

Parents often ask us where we take kids hiking, biking, paddling and climbing at our summer adventure camps for pre k - 12th graders. Below are a few of our top Colorado mountain biking trails, hiking trails, rock climbing spots and paddling areas for family outdoor adventures. So, grab the kids, bikes, paddles, backpacks or whatever and head out to these favorite Colorado outdoor recreation areas! What are you waiting for? No matter the season, adventure awaits for your entire family. (To get an email with a map of even more recreation areas where you can click each location and receive specific recreation area and trail information right on the map, fill out the form above!)

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Topics: Colorado Family Adventures Colorado outdoor recreation

June 17, 2019
Is Avid4 Adventure Right for My Unadventurous Kid?

Is Avid4 Adventure Right for My Unadventurous Kid?

The summer has started and you would love to see your child get outside this season and push their boundaries. Yet, you also know that your child has struggled with being adventurous in the past. Maybe you've looked at our website and photos of kids rock climbing or mountain biking have you thinking your child needs to be an experienced athlete to sign up. What to do? If you were wondering whether Avid4 Adventure is right for your unadventurous kid, the short answer is yes! Read on to learn more about how Avid4 Adventure can help your child tap into their adventurous spirit.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Benefits of Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

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

June 3, 2019
What to Bring to Summer Day Camp: The Five Avid4 Adventure Essentials

What to Bring to Summer Day Camp: The Five Avid4 Adventure Essentials

Let’s face it—the excitement for any kid going to camp for the first time never revolves around packing. Most kids, I’ve found, just want to be outside, be with their friends, and learn new things. But to do that takes just a little preparation. And we know that as a parent you've got a million other things to do, so we’ve boiled down the basics for you here, from the usual 10 essentials to our top five ingredients for the recipe of a great camp day. (If you like this article, check out other ‘essentials’ for planning adventures for kids.)

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Topics: What to Bring Day Camp