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March 18, 2019
Overnight Camp Video Series - Founder, Dave Secunda Shares Valuable Message from Parent

Overnight Camp Video Series - Founder, Dave Secunda Shares Valuable Message from Parent

Avid4 Adventure Overnight Camps offer kids and teens the ability to build technical skills in a wide range of outdoor sports like kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. In the process, campers develop soft skills as well like confidence, teamwork and independence. What we do not talk about are the things parents often learn after their child attends camp. Watch the video or read the full transcript for an inspiring story on this subject from Dave Secunda, founder of Avid4 Adventure.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Overnight Camp Featured

February 18, 2019
Not Just Knots and Paddle Strokes — Transferable Skills Kids Learn at Summer Camp

Not Just Knots and Paddle Strokes — Transferable Skills Kids Learn at Summer Camp

At Avid4 Adventure, we are well known for introducing children to a variety of outdoor sports. We use a solid curriculum that helps campers build a foundation of technical, hard skills. Campers then have the chance to build on those skills at each camp they attend. However, it’s not all knots and paddle strokes. The beauty of spending time outside at camp is that every day includes learning transferable skills that are applicable to a child’s day to day life. Kids walk away from camp with life skills that will help them grow into well rounded and happy adults.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Soft Skills

February 7, 2019
Forbes Podcast: Avid4 Adventure Camps to Combat Decreased Physical Education Funding

Forbes Podcast: Avid4 Adventure Camps to Combat Decreased Physical Education Funding

Avid4 Adventure CEO, Paul Dreyer was invited to speak on the ForbesBooks Radio Podcast. He spoke about why Avid4 Adventure was founded, the main goals of programming, the current lack of opportunities that children have to lean into risk and more.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp

April 30, 2018
Mentoring Young Women to Empower the Next Generation of Leaders

How mentoring can help with empowering young women. 

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Topics: summer camp Emotional Intelligence Skills Learned at Summer Camp

April 30, 2018
Leave No Trace:  What It Is And Why It’s Important

If a group creates a new trail and no one is around to see it, does it matter?  Think you know about Leave No Trace (LNT)? I did, too. Turns out, I didn’t. Last week, if you asked me about Leave No Trace, I would have told you it meant bringing your trash home with you and leaving what you found – meaning, don’t take that unique rock home for a book end. In fact, I was so confident about my LNT knowledge that I immediately took the Online Awareness Course test on the Leave No Trace site . . . and failed.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Outdoor Advocacy