Avid4 Adventure Journal

March 22, 2020
Coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources for Parents

For most of us, the Coronavirus, COVID-19 has derailed our normal routines and everyday lives. And it’s so easy to get caught up in the pandemonium, letting fear and anxiety take control. Your kids might even pick up on your feelings of worry and start to feel the same way.

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Topics: Featured

March 17, 2020
Two Stories from Overnight Camp

It’s a challenge to understand what overnight camp is really like. On our website, you’ll see photos of kids taking on outdoor adventure sports. You might also see photos of campers eating meals together in the dining hall at Resident Camp or setting up basecamp on Expeditions. What you can’t see are the transformations that happen—the moments that become punctuation points in a child’s life leaving them forever changed as they continue their adventures after camp is over.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Overnight Camp Adventure Stories

March 12, 2020
How Outdoor Adventures Inspire Creativity

What does it mean to be creative? It means breaking rules to create something new and unique. Through exploration and discovery, we learn and see new things, causing our creativity to flourish. And what better place to explore and discover than the outdoors? The outdoors give us a release, allowing our imaginations to soar as we leave the four walls surrounding us and step into a lawless wilderness. The outdoors do not possess rules. Animals fight and frolic as they need and trees grow and sway—sometimes not even in tune with the basic laws of gravity. When we step outside to explore the world around us, we are physically and mentally free from the distractions of technology and today’s demanding world. As you step away from your daily life distractions, you can fully embrace the new and old sights, sounds, and smells around you to awaken your creative, right side of the brain.

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Topics: Benefits of Outdoor Adventure

March 2, 2020
5 Easy Ways to Cut Back on Single-Use Plastics and Why You Need To

The numbers quantifying plastic consumption are almost too massive to comprehend:

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Topics: Sustainability

February 24, 2020
8 Camp Games to Play to Keep the Avid4 Adventure Spirit Alive

Have any of you Avid4 Adventure parents or guardians ever wished you could be a fly on the wall (or tree) during some camp antics? Or maybe during the year your kids are begging you to play that one really awesome game they learned at camp, but they can’t quite remember how it works? To help you spark some of that summer camp excitement amidst these winter doldrums here are 8 quick and (fairly) easy games you can play. Many of them present some great leadership, communication, and team building opportunities as well! Have fun, stay safe, and always remember to protect your pebble (keep reading…that will make sense in a minute).

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Topics: Games We Play At Camp