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September 25, 2020
Nature Scavenger Hunt (With Free Printable)

Ah, Saturday morning. You’re relaxing over a steaming cup of joe (or tea) and looking forward to the day ahead: a hike with the whole family. You’re excited to share the outdoor plans you’ve made for the crew but as the rest of the family begins to rise after a long week at school or camp you find your idea is met with hesitation and objections.

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Topics: Activities

September 15, 2020
4 Science-Backed Reasons Outdoors are Key to Kids’ Brain Development

Improved creativity, focusing on the present moment through mindfulness, increased confidence, enhanced mental health—these are just a few of the incredible benefits getting outdoors can offer to both kids and adults. But what if simply going out in nature at a young age actually had an impact on how our brains develop? You may want to think twice about cancelling your plans to go on that hike with your child because it turns out that outdoor experiences do have a profound effect on brain development in several ways.

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Topics: Benefits of Outdoor Adventure Mental Health

September 8, 2020
Journey to Becoming a B Corp, Outdoor Advocacy and What's a "B" Corp?

In 2020, Avid4 Adventure officially earned the title of Certified B Corporation! We are thrilled to join the growing community of other Certified B Corps.

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Topics: summer camp Working for Avid4 Adventure Outdoor Advocacy

June 29, 2020
How We Developed Summer Camps In 2020

The summer of 2020 has impacted virtually every aspect of our lives and summer camps is no exception. In mid-March we began planning for what our summer camp programs might look like in 2020.

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Topics: Insider summer camp

June 28, 2020
A Remarkable Week that Proved Summer Camp Magic Survives the Pandemic

Well, 2020 has been a difficult year to say the least. From the child's perspective, their lives were completely transformed in the blink of an eye. Seeing their classmates, friends and family in person quickly turned into online learning, staying indoors, and wearing masks when in public. From my perspective, these last few months have been some of the most challenging work of my life. As a member of the marketing team, I had to get the word out about our new adapted programs immediately while still also helping develop them. I worked with different teams, everyday things changed and my work was different. It was exhilarating, stressful, exciting and emotionally draining—quite the learning experience and one that I will never forget.

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Topics: Adventure Stories