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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

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

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

March 1, 2019
Overnight Camp Video Series - A Stepping Stone and Times Have Changed from Avid4 CEO

Overnight Camp Video Series - A Stepping Stone, How Times Have Changed

At Avid4 Adventure Overnight Camps, kids have the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence which they can carry into all aspects of their lives beyond camp. Avid4 Adventure CEO, Paul Dreyer explains two reasons to send your child to Overnight Camp.

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Topics: Overnight Camp Risk Management Benefits of Outdoor Adventure