Avid4 Adventure was born out of our founder’s desire to give kids a love of outdoor activity and to ensure the future caretaking of our planet. We are honored to be acknowledged as a successful active outdoor lifestyles community. Contact us for Press Relations above.
50 Best Places to Work in 2018
Listed on Outside Magazine’s annual list of the country’s best employers confirms our fun field (and office!) culture with lots of perks and highlights our great community.
How A Summer-Camp Company Staked Its Success On Hiring Super-Qualified Counselors
For the first two years of Avid 4 Adventure’s existence, we had just one employee: our founder, Dave Secunda. Now, we are excited to have 25 full-time staff and more than 650 seasonal employees. A key to our success has been our counselors, the people who interact with campers every day. Read the complete Forbes article here.
Forbes Podcast: Avid4 Adventure Camps to Combat Decreased Physical Education Funding
Avid4 Adventure CEO, Paul Dreyer was invited to speak on the ForbesBooks Radio Podcast. He spoke about why Avid4 Adventure was founded, the main goals of programming, the current lack of opportunities that children have to lean into risk and more. To hear the full podcast, click here.
The Best Small Companies of 2018
The third annual Forbes Small Giants list celebrates 25 standout businesses that favor greatness over growth. We are honored to have been selected based on factors including community involvement, commitment to staff and industry excellence. View the full story..
Avid 4 Adventure Named Colorado’s Healthiest Small Business
Avid4 Adventure received the Governor’s Healthy Small Business Award of 2017, presented by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). The award honors one small business making great strides supporting the health and wellness of their employees, while simultaneously impacting their business vitality. View the Press Release.
Avid First Youth Programming to Receive Leave No Trace Accreditation
Avid 4 Adventure became the first youth program in the nation to be awarded the designation of Leave No Trace Accredited Youth Program. Our journey to become accredited began in April of 2017, when the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics launched the Youth Program Accreditation. Read the full story.
Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes House and Senate
Avid4 Adventure proudly celebrates the passing of the Natural Resources Management Act. We applaud the bipartisan support for this bill, which clearly demonstrates that people from all states and a diversity of backgrounds agree that protecting our wild places and empowering kids to lead active and healthy lifestyles in the outdoors are vitally important for our continued success as a nation. Read the Press Release.
When (and How) to Introduce Your Kid to Outdoor Sports
Children are much more likely to enjoy outdoor activities—and stick with them—if they start out at the right moment in their physical and cognitive development. Read the full article here.
Sobesky Academy’s ‘Adventure Day’: Program Helps Children With Emotional Disabilities
Avid4 Adventure contributed to Adventure Day at a local school as part of an intiative to bring outdoor activities to more Colorado children. Watch the news story here.
How to Build a Sovereign Business
Inspired by other vehemently independent business leaders, Bill Flagg has built his own Boulder-based community of what he calls “Sovereign Companies.” Bill co-owns and operates SurveyGizmo, SnapEngage, StickerGiant and Avid4 Adventure, all organically grown. Read the story here.
Avid4 Adventure: Making the Outdoors More Inclusive
Best for Colorado: Last year, the company gave financial assistance to 100% of the families that applied Read the story here.
The Core Values We Live By
We believe that being outdoors creates joy. We support kids and teens, their families and our peers to adventure exuberantly out in the world.
Live Environmentally Connected
We create environmental stewards. We walk our talk by minimizing the environmental impact of our programs, teaching Leave No Trace principles and environmental consciousness.
First we listen. We notice other people’s uniqueness, goodness and successes and speak of them. We express gratitude. We have meaningful conversations.
Live Smart (er)
We are committed to training and development. We track and advance campers’ skills and support our staff to develop technical outdoor and business expertise.
In times of success and through times of challenge, we remain grateful. We say “Thank you!” for things both large & small. We try to value all areas of our lives and bring a sense of gratitude to all aspects of work and play.
First we ask, “What would you do?” We are confidence builders. We trust others to make good decisions, give them opportunities to lead and encourage positive risk taking.
We bridge the passion we have for work with the passion we have for the outdoors, community, family and ourselves, deliberately allocating meaningful time for each.
We create connections. We work, play and volunteer together, inspiring growth through shared adventure.