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February 28
Colorado Winter Family Fun

When the snow starts piling up outside, skiing isn’t the only way to scratch your outdoor adventure itch. So how can you enjoy this season without breaking the bank? We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Colorado Winter family fun activities, all free or low cost – and all guaranteed to bring … Read More

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California Winter Activities for Families

Winter in California can be anything and everything you want it to be. Even though weather changes may not be as drastic as they are in other parts of the country, when the temperature dips, you may be inclined to stay indoors. But fresh air combats boredom and crankiness, and you’ll find your mood soaring … Read More

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February 23
The Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors: Healthy How-Tos for You and Your Kids

Have you ever spent a day outside only to come home feeling like a different person? A little energized, a bit more clearheaded, a lot more relaxed? Or watched your kids fall instantly, peacefully to  fall asleep after spending a good long time out in the fresh air and sunshine? Those benefits of spending time … Read More

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February 21
How to Develop Grit and Determination Kids Need for Success

According to Paul Tough, author of “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character,” the qualities kids need for success aren’t taught in a classroom. Instead, Tough identifies a very different set of skills he believes are crucial to success, including perseverance, curiosity, resilience, optimism and self-control. You and I might call … Read More

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February 19
5 Tips to Help Limit Screen Time for Kids and Rediscover the Outdoors

We know our kids spend too much time looking at screens. And the negative effects of all that screen time for kids—from decreasing their ability to concentrate to increasing their risk of type 2 diabetes—are well documented. So how do we help our kids unplug and do something we know is great for them instead? … Read More

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February 13
How To Pick the Right Summer Camp

When I start planning our summer, and checking out all of the activities, day camps, and trips to see family out-of-town, I start feeling overwhelmed. I wonder, how to pick the right summer camp for my kids? There are so many different camps to choose from, and I want to make sure I pick the … Read More

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February 8
Avid4 Adventure named Colorado’s Healthiest Small Business

Governor’s Healthy Small Business Award celebrated DENVER – Friday, Feb. 2 –  Boulder-based Avid4 Adventure has received the Governor’s Healthy Small Business Award of 2017, presented by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). Representatives of Avid4 Adventure were honored yesterday at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Leading Edge Graduation Ceremony … Read More

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January 19
Connecting Children of Diverse Backgrounds with the Outdoors

“It’s more than just this simplistic concept of seeing more color on the trails. It’s about getting people out and embracing the outdoors as a lifestyle, in a way that acknowledges any limitations they face in life. You have to talk about low-income experiences, the immigrant experience, what it means for people to invest in gear, to … Read More

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January 3
5 Tips & Tricks For Skiing with Kids

When you’re teaching a child something new, one of the most important things you can do is provide a positive introduction to the sport. Here are 5 Tips & Tricks for Skiing with Kids to make your next winter family adventure more fun for the whole family. 1. Dress Kids for Skiing in Breathable Layers Dressing … Read More

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December 13
Holiday Gift Idea: The Gift of Summer Camp

Every year, my parents ask me what my kids want for Christmas. Of course there are plenty of toys, games and holiday gift ideas on their ever-growing wish lists that I could tell them to buy, but I always feel like they have way too many toys. I wished there was something more meaningful and … Read More

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