At Avid4 Adventure, we think teaching kids to take risks is an essential part of helping them grow into self-assured adults. And while we do everything we can to keep them safe, we also empower them to push their limits as they explore the outdoors.
My children have participated in Avid4 Adventure’s summer camps for a number of years and now that they’re technology-obsessed teenagers, those adrenaline-charged summers are more relevant—and imperative—than ever.
Have you ever spent a day outside only to come home feeling like a different person? A little energized, a bit more clearheaded, a lot more relaxed? Or watched your kids fall instantly, peacefully to sleep after spending a good long time out in the fresh air and sunshine? Those health benefits of kids spending time outdoors aren't in your imagination. They're backed by real research and proven to affect almost every aspect of our well being, from physical to social to intellectual to emotional, and are for every kid, no matter their background.
When I start planning our summer, and checking out all of the activities, day camps, and trips to see family out-of-town, I start feeling overwhelmed. There are so many different camps to choose from, and I want to make sure I am picking the right summer camp (that fits into our schedule) before I'm stuck on the waitlist. Here's my method to sort through everything to find the best options for my children.