Launching kids into a lifetime of empowering outdoor adventure.

Our Mission
At Avid4 Adventure for kids in Colorado and California, we teach every kid—from first-time adventurers to experienced athletes, from pre-K through 12th grade—how fun and empowering being active outdoors can be. As they hike, bike, climb and paddle, kids build lasting skills and newfound confidence, igniting a passion for being active that lasts their whole lives.


What Happens if I Fall?

I knew my daughter was nervous about stand up paddleboarding on the river ‘cause she kept asking me questions the night before… ‘So where do I stand? What should I wear on my feet? Where will the staff be? What happens if I fall?’ It was amazing when she came home absolutely giddy from her experience. She said to me, ‘Dad, ya know how sometimes you can be nervous when you try new things?’ I said, ‘Absolutely.’ Then she said, ‘Well, I felt that today. I was really nervous. But then my instructors helped me, and I just went for it. I couldn’t believe it when I actually stood up on the river. It was amazing. I did it!’ It was a very powerful moment for a parent to hear that from his 7-year-old.

A Place for Every Kid

My son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Before camp, a nurse from Avid called to discuss how their team could support my son and to assuage my worries. From the first day of camp, my son’s director and instructor conveyed professionalism, competence and strength. They looked after him without making him feel that he needed looking after. Nathaniel thrived at camp. Each day he came home, he stood a little taller.  He laughed over dinner describing kayak races and dusty mountain bikes. Driving home, I heard a more confident voice, one that had changed in this short week. ‘Mom, let’s go for a bike ride tonight. I can show you how to climb the steepest hills.’

An Adventurer is Made

QiuQiu has done rock climbing, kayaking, survival skills, stand up paddleboarding, and recently skateboarding camp.  We’ve been so impressed with the staff and instructors, their training, expertise, respect for the natural world and their kindness, each skill built from the ground up, every safety measure accounted for and learned by heart. With each sport my daughter masters comes a new level of confidence and a new level of joy. And for an adrenaline sport junkie like QiuQiu, learning the safety techniques and routines from day one is essential to our peace of mind! Avid4 has added so much to all of our lives. 




SUMMER HERE WE COME!  Who else is ready for some epic adventures in 2017?!

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Avid4 Adventure is accepting applications for 2018 day camp and overnight positions in Colorado and California.

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