Avid4 Adventure Journal

January 14, 2020
Doing Our Part to Make the World a Better Place: Avid4 Adventure Going Green

Let’s be honest: headlines these days are often less than uplifting. Finding hopeful news articles can feel like an insurmountable chore. But wait! Avid4 brings you this refreshing news update: After off-setting 100% of their carbon emissions from camp vans in 2019, Avid4 Adventure is committed to taking even greater steps toward total carbon neutrality in the future! Avid4 will be offsetting 100% of their carbon emissions in 2020.

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Topics: Working for Avid4 Adventure Public Lands Sustainability

January 6, 2020
Camp Director Spotlight: Three Things She Learned From Her First Season at Avid4

As we get closer to summer, staff are locking in their positions for the coming summer camp season! I recently accepted my position as a camp director, and I can’t help but reflect on my first season as a day camp instructor. For me, it was a summer of new beginnings, growth, and a catalyst for launching my career. Here are three takeaways I have from my first season with Avid4 Adventure:

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Topics: Working for Avid4 Adventure

December 17, 2019
From Cautious to Confident: Secrets to Encouraging Even the Most Wary Child

“Being introverted is not something to outgrow; it is something to accept and grow into—and even to cherish.” - Susan Cain

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Inclusivity Overcoming Fear

December 12, 2019
Best Portland, Oregon Biking and Hiking Trails, Recreation Areas for Families

Parents regularly tell us that one of their favorite things about our summer day and overnight camps is that we take kids to real, local, outdoor recreation areas for rock climbing, biking, hiking and water sports. After camp is over, often kids will want to bring their families and friends to these locations and teach them all the skills they've learned during the week. These locations become areas families can keep visiting to continue their outdoor adventures together. With locations across the Bay Area of California, the Front Range of Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington, we visit a lot of recreation areas.

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Topics: Oregon Summer Camp New Locations

December 12, 2019
Are You Taking Enough Risks?

Today was a snow day. And not your typical grownup snow day of waking up early, shoveling, and then preparing for a treacherous drive to work. No, today was a true snow day, like the snow days I anxiously awaited for in elementary school. I woke up early, by choice, and ran to the window to gaze outside, curious if the snow amounted to what the meteorologists had predicted. They were right. About a foot of soft, fluffy, white powder waited outside for me to explore. I was ready to live out Buddy the Elf’s perfect day, “First, we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie Dough as fast as we can, and then we'll snuggle.”


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Topics: Adventure Stories