Avid4 Adventure Recognized in OUTSIDE Magazine’s Best Places to Work 2015
November 16, 2015 | [email protected]
Boulder, CO (November 16, 2015) – Avid4 Adventure has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work and play. These companies encourage employees to lead an active lifestyle, are eco-conscious, and prioritize giving back to the community. The entire list of winners appears online at www.outsideonline.com/dreamjobs.
“Avid4 Adventure offers authentic adventure camps different from other outdoor camps. Our highly skilled and educated staff, our unique adventure activities such as rock climbing, kayaking and mountain biking, and our focus on outdoor confidence building for young kids is what sets us apart,” says David Secunda.
“We work very deliberately to create a culture that rewards staff for their ability to go beyond expectation, their ownership over the quality of our program, and their ability to keep work fun and balanced. Since we are a mission-driven business, we all have the tendency to throw our hearts into our work, so we place a great emphasis on keeping balance and practicing what we preach—getting outdoors. I think staff really appreciate that,” remarks Kyle Littman, Avid4 Adventure’s COO.
“The companies recognized in this year’s Best Places to Work list are the gold standard for stellar work environments that seek to empower their employees in and out of the office,” said OUTSIDE Online Editor Scott Rosenfield. “The new categories in this year’s list serve to highlight outstanding workplaces in distinctive fields—making it all the easier for our readers to find their dream jobs.”
“Finding a sustainable career path in the outdoor industry can be challenging. We are trying to create a company where staff can start in a seasonal role and move into year-round job positions. Several members in our leadership team started as day camp instructors and now oversee departments in our company”, says Littman. “Even if they don’t end up working for us, the training and opportunities we provide in our seasonal roles serve our staff well in finding future jobs.”
To find the best places to work in the United States in 2015, OUTSIDE started by creating five company categories that reflect the magazine’s values and focus: Adventure/Travel, Wellness, Culture, Gear, and Media. OUTSIDE then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies. Outside’s Best Places to Work 2015 was driven by employee reviews of their workplaces, taking into account factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies that are empowering their employees to live bigger, better lives.
The complete list of Best Places to Work winners is featured online at www.outsideonline.com/dreamjobs.
About Avid4 Adventure: Founded in the heartland of outdoor adventure, Boulder, Colorado, Avid4 Adventure (www.avid4.com) has been activating kids’ outdoor genes for over 12 years. We are accredited by the American Camp Association and were named among Colorado Parent’s Top 5 Sports Camps in 2015. Avid4 Adventure runs day camps throughout Colorado and the California Bay Area and also Colorado Mountain Camp, an overnight camp, in Bailey, Colorado. Our partners include outdoor industry leaders such as Black Diamond, Specialized Bikes, Clif Kid, Leave No Trace, and Outside Magazine among others. With mission of empowering kids to choose active outdoor lifestyles, Avid4 Adventure programs are designed to launch kids into a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Find us online and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Hiring for 2016 starts December 1, 2016!
About OUTSIDE: OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
ABOUT THE BEST COMPANIES GROUP: Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.