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Avid4 Adventure in the Press

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.

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50 Best Places to Work in 2020

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.

Is Your Child Ready For Camp?

If residential camp is a possibility this year, your mind may be filled with uncertainties: Is my child ready? How do I find the right camp? How do I prepare my child? Here are some tips, questions to ask, and points to consider before sending your child to sleepaway camp. Read the full 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.

Avid4 Adventure opening day camps in BEND, SEATTLE, and MINNEAPOLIS next summer

The nation’s leading outdoor adventure summer camp is bringing their day camps to kids and families in Bend, Seattle, and Minneapolis. View the Press Release.

Avid 4 Adventure Named Colorado's Healthiest Small Business

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.

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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.

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6 Ways to Raise Brave Boys

Avid4 Adventure is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where kids can Live Empowered. “In [a] dream world, a boy ‘just being a boy’ means acting with kindness, compassion, humor, and empathy.” Don’t conflate fearlessness with bravery with tips for raising brave boys. Read the full article here.

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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.

How A Summer-Camp Company Staked Its Success On Hiring Super-Qualified Counselors

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.


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.

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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.

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On the river, gender doesn’t matter when it comes time to save a fellow camper. Read the story here.

Camp in the Time of Coronavirus

Organizations have been hard at work adapting to the myriad challenges of running camp in a pandemic: how to keep kids properly social distanced (the younger they are, the harder it is), implementing new guidelines for disinfection and health check protocols, and keeping parents informed about how things will look this year. Read the story here.

The Core Values We Live By

Live Fun

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.

Live Truth

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.

Live Empowered

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.

Live Balanced

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.

Live Community

We create connections. We work, play and volunteer together, inspiring growth through shared adventure.