Castle Rock Pre-Camp Guide

Where is Camp?

Soaring Hawk Elementary, 4665 Tanglevine Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109

How can I call the camp?

If you have a question before camp, please contact our Customer Experience team at 720-249-2412 or info@avid4.com.

During your week of camp, please reach out to your Camp Director (Nichole Searle) directly at 720-249-2412  ext. 213, or email her at CastleRockDayCamp@avid4.com.

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?

We’ve partnered with Waldo Photos to offer facial recognition photo delivery straight to your phone! To subscribe to this optional service ($7.99 per camper, per session) text AVIDCO19 to 735-343. Instructions on how to access the free album is sent the week before camp. For questions please contact our Customer Experience Team at info@avid4.com

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+ only) 

 

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

Login to your online account to add lunch (until 6/30/2019) 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 info@avid4.com or call 1-800-977-9873 to cancel/transfer sessions. Our customer service team will confirm your request quickly.

Explorer: K-1st

Camp Location

Soaring Hawk Elementary, 4665 Tanglevine Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109

Daily Schedule

*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.

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
Bear Kayaking* Biking (on site) Exploring* Canoeing* Biking*
Moose Kayaking* Biking (on site) Exploring* Canoeing* Biking*

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

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 and biking.
  • 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 top and bottoms (shirt and shorts) meant for the water.
  • 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, and an extra set on water days.
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Personal bike & helmet on biking days (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

Adventure: 2nd-7th

Camp Location

Soaring Hawk Elementary, 4665 Tanglevine Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109

Daily Schedule

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
3 Climbing Canoeing Biking Kayaking Hiking
4 Hiking Climbing Canoeing Biking Kayaking
5 Canoeing Biking Kayaking Hiking Climbing
6 Biking Kayaking Hiking Climbing Canoeing

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

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

Rock Climbing: 2nd - 7th

Camp location

Soaring Hawk Elementary, 4665 Tanglevine Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109

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.

Paddleboarding: 2nd - 7th

Camp location

Soaring Hawk Elementary, 4665 Tanglevine Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109

Minimum Requirements:

Please note: in order to register for this program, campers MUST feel fully comfortable on open water and be comfortable being fully submerged in water for short periods of time. If a camper does not meet this minimum skill requirement, we reserve the right to move a camper to a different program (if space is available) or remove the camper from the group and offer a credit.

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.

  • Please send children in water clothes (that will keep them warm when wet). No cotton clothing.
  • 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.
  • Explorer: K-1st

    Camp Location

    Soaring Hawk Elementary, 4665 Tanglevine Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109

    Daily Schedule

    *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.

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    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 and biking.
    • 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 top and bottoms (shirt and shorts) meant for the water.
    • 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, and an extra set on water days.
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking days (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers
    scroll >
    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    Bear Kayaking* Biking (on site) Exploring* Canoeing* Biking*
    Moose Kayaking* Biking (on site) Exploring* Canoeing* Biking*
  • Adventure: 2nd-7th

    Camp Location

    Soaring Hawk Elementary, 4665 Tanglevine Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109

    Daily Schedule

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    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
    scroll >
    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    3 Climbing Canoeing Biking Kayaking Hiking
    4 Hiking Climbing Canoeing Biking Kayaking
    5 Canoeing Biking Kayaking Hiking Climbing
    6 Biking Kayaking Hiking Climbing Canoeing
  • Rock Climbing: 2nd - 7th

    Camp location

    Soaring Hawk Elementary, 4665 Tanglevine Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109

    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.
  • Paddleboarding: 2nd - 7th

    Camp location

    Soaring Hawk Elementary, 4665 Tanglevine Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80109

    Minimum Requirements:

    Please note: in order to register for this program, campers MUST feel fully comfortable on open water and be comfortable being fully submerged in water for short periods of time. If a camper does not meet this minimum skill requirement, we reserve the right to move a camper to a different program (if space is available) or remove the camper from the group and offer a credit.

    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.

    • Please send children in water clothes (that will keep them warm when wet). No cotton clothing.
    • 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.

Still Need Help?

Call our Customer Experience Team at 1-800-977-9873 if you have any questions we haven’t answered above or contact us.

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