Avid4 Adventure Journal


February 25, 2019
A Director’s Guide: How to Convince Your Parents to Send You to Overnight Camp

A Director’s Guide: How to Convince Your Parents to Send You to Overnight Camp

The buzz is all around you and you’re getting the feeling the universe is trying to tell you something. The ski season excitement is slowly winding down and your friends are starting to think about summer. You’ve heard the mention of a family trip here and there, but someone the other day mentioned how pumped they are to go to overnight camp  the endless activities, the sweet traditions, the friends they’re excited to see, the trips they get to go on  and no parents? It caught your ear in the moment but you think, 'There is no way my parents would go for that.'

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Topics: Tips and Tricks Overnight Camp

May 25, 2018
How to Survive Camping with Kids… and Actually Enjoy It. (Seriously.)

We've said it over and over: getting outside with your family is one of the best things you can do for your mind, body and spirit. That said, we also understand that camping—that age-old ritual of packing the car full to capacity with gear, food and reluctant kids and driving off to an outdoor paradise full of biting bugs, far-off bathroom facilities and, again, those reluctant kids—can be, quite frankly, the worst. Camping with kids can be challenging (to say the least) but it's so important to get outside as a family. Outdoor family adventures can be enjoyable with a just little planning. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks Colorado Family Adventures California Family Adventures Featured

May 10, 2018
Tips and Tricks for Getting Your Family Outdoors, Active and Healthy

Spending family time outdoors is fun, invigorating and easy to do. So why can it feel like such a daunting task? Maybe because between work, school, after-school activities and social commitments, it's hard enough to get the whole family together for dinner, let alone for some kind of outdoor adventure. Or maybe because modern life involves so much sitting inside in front of screens that it's tough to rediscover that indoor/outdoor equilibrium. However, we have some tips & tricks below that will aid in getting your family outdoors to be active and healthy, and happy!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks

April 19, 2018
Family Outdoor Adventures in the Bay Area

When it comes to incredible access to outdoor recreational activities of all shapes and sizes, there's nowhere quite like the Bay Area. From biking across the Golden Gate Bridge or through Muir Woods to hiking Mt. Diablo or the Santa Cruz Mountains, the possibilities for family outdoor adventures in the Bay Area are practically endless.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks California Outdoor Activities California Family Adventures

April 18, 2018
Colorado Outdoor Adventures for the Whole Family

To live in Colorado is to thrive in the outdoors—in fact, Coloradans are rumored to be up earlier on weekends than they are on weekdays, just to get a jump on all the adventure this stunning state has to offer. But when you're planning adventures for the whole family, that incredible outdoor access can come with some real decision fatigue. Where should you go? What Colorado outdoor adventures should your family take on? How do you account for kids (and adults) of different ages and skill levels? What adventures are better suited for quick excursions and which should you plan a full weekend (or more) around?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks Colorado Family Adventures Colorado outdoor recreation