Boulder Pre-Camp Guide

Please scroll to the brown tabs below to view your camper’s schedule, packing list and more.

Learn about the PINS your camper can receive at our Boulder Day Camp! 

Where is Camp?

New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

August 14-18 camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305

How can I call the camp?

Please call our customer experience team at 1-800-977-9873 for all matters prior to camp starting. To reach your camp director, Keagan French, please call 1-800-977-9873 x121.

How can I purchase Avid4 Adventure merchandise?

Visit our online store to buy water bottles, camelbaks, caps, t-shirts, order used gear such as bikes, SUPs and more! 

Where can I see photos of camp?

Click here to view camp photos for 2017.  On the Wednesday of your camp week, we’ll send you an email with the password to access them.

What Time is Camp?

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Monday check-in opens at 8am Extended Care: 8:00am – 5:30pm (3– 5:30pm After Care available for ages 5+) 

Biking 4 Tykes & Intro to Skate Camp’s are 9:00am-11:45am

Learn to Bike, Outdoor Cooking and Intro to Skate camp’s are 12:15pm-3:00pm

Girls Leadership Camp is 9:00am-5:00pm

How can I make changes to my camper's session?

Login to your online account to add lunch or extended care to a session you already registered for.  There you can also update emergency contacts, add a friend request, or update medical information.  Please email [email protected] or call 1-800-977-9873 to cancel/transfer sessions. Our customer service team will confirm your request quickly.

Learn to Bike
Pre-K

Learn to Bike Camp Details: Pre-K

Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

August 14th-18th camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.


Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the clothes that they wear. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for biking
  • Your child may bring his or her bike and helmet. All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors. Otherwise, we have plenty of bikes and helmets to outfit everyone.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name.
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • No lunch needed! Since this is a half day program, campers do not eat lunch with us
  • Snack: We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free.
Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri

Discovery: Turtle

Climbing

Exploring

Paddling

Biking

Exploring

Discovery: Chipmunk

Climbing

Exploring

Paddling

Biking

Exploring

Biking 4 Tykes Pre-K-1st

Biking 4 Tykes Camp Details: Pre-K-1st

Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

August 14th-18th camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.


Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the clothes that they wear. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for biking
  • Your child may bring his or her bike and helmet. All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors. Otherwise, we have plenty of bikes and helmets to outfit everyone.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name.
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • No lunch needed! Since this is a half day program, campers do not eat lunch with us
  • Snack: We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free.
Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri

Bear/Moose

Biking

Kayaking*

Biking*

Canoeing*

Hiking*

Mountain Lion/Elk

Kayaking*

Biking

Hiking*

Biking*

Canoeing*

Outdoor Cooking Pre-K-1st

Outdoor Cooking Camp Details: Pre-K-1st

Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

August 14th-18th camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.


Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the clothes that they wear. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name.
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • No lunch needed unless you are combining this camp with Biking for Tykes to make a full day program. Part-day campers do not eat lunch with us.
  • Snack: We provide a snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free.
Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri

Bear/Moose

Biking

Kayaking*

Biking*

Canoeing*

Hiking*

Mountain Lion/Elk

Kayaking*

Biking

Hiking*

Biking*

Canoeing*

Explorer
K-1st

*On these days, our Explorers are traveling to local rec areas in a van. It is helpful if parents can bring their camper’s booster seat, but we certainly have extras if needed.


Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
  • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
  • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or canoeing. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and canoeing on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Personal bike & helmet on biking days (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers
Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri

Bear/Moose

Biking

Kayaking*

Biking*

Canoeing*

Hiking*

Mountain Lion/Elk

Kayaking*

Biking

Hiking*

Biking*

Canoeing*

Adventure
Levels 1&2


Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
  • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
  • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or canoeing. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and canoeing on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers
Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri

3

Canoeing


Biking

Climbing

Hiking

Kayaking

4

Climbing

Canoeing

Kayaking

Biking

Hiking

5

Biking

Canoeing

Climbing

Hiking

Kayaking

6

Kayaking

Climbing

Hiking

Biking

Canoeing

Girls Leadership

Hiking

Kayaking

Biking

Canoeing

Climbing

Intro to Skate 2nd-7th

Intro to Skate Camp Details: 2nd-7th

Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

August 14th-18th camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.


Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the clothes that they wear. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for skateboarding
  • Your child may bring his or her skateboard and helmet. All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors. Otherwise, we have plenty of boards and helmets to outfit everyone.
  • Water bottle labeled with the child’s name.
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Snack: We provide a snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free.
Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri

All

Climbing

Climbing

Climbing

Climbing

Climbing

Skate-
boarding 2nd-7th

Skateboarding Camp Details: 2nd-7th

Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

August 14th-18th camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.


Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the clothes that they wear. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for skateboarding
  • Your child may bring his or her skateboard and helmet. All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors. Otherwise, we have plenty of bikes and helmets to outfit everyone.
  • Water bottle labeled with the child’s name.
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack: We provide a snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free.
Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri

All Groups

Surviving

Surviving

Canoeing

Surviving

Surviving

Kayaking
Levels 1&2

Kayaking Level I (2nd-7th) & Kayaking Level II (4th-7th) Camp Details: 

Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

August 14th-18th camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.


Packing List for Kayaking & SUP Camps

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • Please send children in water clothes (that will keep them warm when wet)
  • Shoes they can get wet, and will stay on in the water- these shoes must protect their toes (no flip flops)
  • Swim suit and towel
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Warm layer
  • Rain coat
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • 2 full water bottles
  • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that will hold their personal belongings.
Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri

All Groupe

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking

Mtn Biking
Levels 1&2

Mountain Biking Level I (2nd-7th) & Mountain Biking Level II (4th-7th) Camp Details: 

Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

August 14th-18th camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.


Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
  • Change of clothes
  • Warm layer
  • Rain coat
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • 2 full water bottles
  • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Biking gloves (optional)
  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that this will all fit into and that can easily be carried on their back.
  • Your child may bring his or her mountain bike and helmet.  All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors.  Otherwise, we have plenty of bikes and helmets to outfit everyone.
Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri

All Groups

Biking

Biking

Biking

Biking

Biking

Rock Climbing
Levels 1&2

Rock Climbing Level I (2nd-7th) & Rock Climbing Level II (4th-7th) Camp Details: 

Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

August 14th-18th camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.


Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
  • Change of clothes
  • Warm layer
  • Rain coat
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • 2 full water bottles
  • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that this will all fit into and that can easily be carried on their back.
  • Children are welcome to bring their own harnesses, helmets and climbing shoes.  All will be subject to a safety inspection before being used at camp.  However, Avid4 Adventure will have harnesses, helmets and shoes to outfit the entire group if needed.
Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri

All

Climbing

Climbing

Climbing

Climbing

Climbing

Survival Skills
2nd-7th

 


Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
  • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
  • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or canoeing. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and canoeing on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri

All Groups

Survival Skills

Canoeing

Survival Skills

Survival Skills

Survival Skills

SUP
2nd-7th

SUP Camp Details: 

Camp Locations: New Vista High School, 700 20th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

August 14th-18th camp will be at Bixby School, 4760 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305.


Packing List for Kayaking & SUP Camps

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • Please send children in water clothes (that will keep them warm when wet)
  • Shoes they can get wet, and will stay on in the water- these shoes must protect their toes (no flip flops)
  • Swim suit and towel
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Warm layer
  • Rain coat
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • 2 full water bottles
  • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that will hold their personal belongings.

Email or call our Customer Service Team at 1-800-977-9873 if you have any questions we haven’t answered above.