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September 16, 2019
9 Ways to Improve Children's Mental Health

Chances are, you or someone you know has struggled with a form of anxiety, depression or other mental health problems at some point in life. According to the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America), 18.8% of adults aged 18 and older in the U.S. experience anxiety disorders every year (that’s about 40 million).1 The ADAA also notes that approximately 6.7% of adults experience depression in the U.S. each year (about 16.1 million) and as many as 322 million people live with depression worldwide.2

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Topics: Benefits of Outdoor Adventure Mental Health

July 8, 2019
A Life-Defining Experience: Looking Back on Summer Camp as an Adult

A Life-Defining Experience: Looking Back on Summer Camp as an Adult

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Topics: Overnight Camp Benefits of Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

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

April 24, 2019
Tips for How Team Sports Families Can Be Outdoorsy Families Too!

Tips for How Team Sports Families Can Be Outdoorsy Families Too!

Middle school is a really interesting time to be alive. It’s when you start forming your personhood. Who you might become starts to emerge—and of course—who you might not want to be too. As a middle school teacher, I was witness to so many “aha” moments. Here's how this particular moment began:

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Topics: Tips and Tricks Benefits of Outdoor Adventure

April 15, 2019
How a Mix-up at Camp Prompted this Lesson: We Need to Take Play More Seriously

How a Mix-up at Camp Prompted this Lesson: We Need to Take Play More Seriously

No houses or civilians were harmed in The Great 2018 Raid of Wonderland Park

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Benefits of Outdoor Adventure Mental Health