Your Day Camp Questions, Answered.

After Care

What are the hours of After Care?

In Colorado, After Care runs from 3-5:30pm and in California it runs from 3-6:00pm. 

What is the price of After Care?

At both California and Colorado Camps, After Care is an additional $75.00 for the week per session. One  exception is at Valmont Bike Park where it is
$100.00 per session for the week.

Why is After Care more expensive at Valmont Bike Park?

At Valmont camps, kiddos will continue to work on building their technical skills in biking at the park with our expert biking instructors.

What are some specific activities that kiddos do at After Care?

Campers will join a welcome circle each day after camp has ended where they might discuss the highlight of their day, a new friend they have made, or share gratitude. Next, there will be activity stations set up that kiddos get to choose from. There will always be one dynamic or movement station and one static or seated station available.  Stations change daily.

If the group for a given week is larger, more stations will be added with art or science themes. Stations are designed to provide options for all children to find activities that keep them engaged, learning and having fun. During the After Care session, there will be recess for a chance to mix things up!

Where does After Care happen?

After Care is conveniently onsite at the drop off location where your camper’s day began.

Are there snacks provided?

Yes, there will be one snack provided at After Care.

How old does my child have to be to attend After Care?

If your camper is 5 years of age or older, they may attend After Care.

Transportation

How do campers get to the recreation areas where activities take place?

We take them there in brand new 15 passenger vans! Campers ages 5 and older in full-day programs get transported by our trained staff to a nearby recreation area. They set out on their adventures then make their way back to base camp ready for pick up at the end of the day. Our instructors also go through a professional driver safety training course.

Can I bring my child's booster seat to camp?

Absolutely! We require the use of booster seats for all campers ages seven and under. We have a limited number of booster seats that we allow campers to use and would greatly appreciate if you brought your own to camp each day for use in our 15-passenger vans.

Camper Skills

What skills does my child need to participate in your camps?

Our confidence building programs are open to campers of all skill and ability levels. The goal is to help campers build confidence and skills that they can take with them, from those who are brand new all the way to the very experienced adventurers.

Does my camper need to know how to swim?

For our multi-sport camps, knowing how to swim is not a requirement. Learning paddle sports can be a great way for campers to gain confidence around the water without needing to swim. Anytime campers or instructors are within 20 feet of the water they are wearing a PFD (Personal Flotation Device). Also, our instructors are trained in small craft safety, so they know how to make sure campers have a fun time as safely as possible!

For single-sport paddling camps like kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, your camper should be comfortable in the water and a competent swimmer.

For more information on paddle sports, check out How We Teach Paddling.

Does my child need to be able to ride a bike?

No, for multi-sport camps like Explorer and Adventure Camp, knowing how to ride a bike is not necessary! We teach a very effective progression that helps campers get comfortable on two wheels. While we cannot 100% guarantee your camper will be riding by the end of camp, the progression we teach has a very high success rate. In some cases, kids learn in as little as half a day!

For our single-sport mountain biking camps, your child should be comfortable riding a bike and excited to focus on biking for the week!

For more information on biking, check out How We Teach Biking.

My kiddo has never done a particular activity before, or does not have the skill level or comfort to do a particular sport. How do you handle that?

We teach campers to take a challenge by choice approach to all of the adventure sports we offer.  Whether they are very experienced or brand new to a sport, instructors provide just the right amount of challenge so they build new skills and confidence. Even when kids take small steps out of their comfort zone, it can equate to significant personal growth. In addition, we focus on positive risk taking through our environmental assessments. This helps campers understand the risks associated with any activity and how to mitigate those risks.

However, if you are considering a single-sport camp, your kiddo should have some experience, or at least a strong desire to try the sport. This helps ensure that your camper has a positive experience during the week focused on that sport.

For more information on safety, check out Our Approach to Safety.

My camper is not very adventurous. Is this a good fit?

Absolutely! Our camp curriculum is designed to meet campers where they are at to develop their confidence, skills, and appreciation for the outdoors. For our multi-sport camps, we require no prerequisite skills and welcome all kiddos to participate in outdoor activities that they can enjoy for life!

For more information on safety, check out Our Approach to Safety.

How do you teach campers your adventure sports?

Great question! Below are links to more information about how we teach each sport.

How We Teach Paddling.

How We Teach Climbing.

How We Teach Biking.

How We Teach Hiking.

Camp Session Details

Can my camper do multiple sessions of the same camp?

You bet! We highly encourage campers to enroll in multiple weeks of our confidence building outdoor adventures. This provides kiddos a chance to further their confidence, build upon their skills in each sport, and gain new friendships along the way.

Can my camper attend a partial week or individual days?

Avid4 Adventure camps are designed to provide participants with a meaningful experience that encourages them to build confidence, develop a deeper appreciation for the outdoors, and build new skills in sports that they can return to for a lifetime. For these reasons, we are unable to offer camp for individual days.

Ask us about our private lessons for an individualized, skill building experience with our highly skilled staff!

Staff & Safety

How is your camp licensed/accredited?

Avid4 Adventure is accredited by the American Camp Association, licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services, and a member of the Western Association of Independent Camps.

How do you keep campers safe?

While no outdoor adventure activity is totally without risk, we demonstrate our deep commitment to safety by teaching campers good judgment. We encourage kids to take well-communicated, calculated risks and approach challenges with intelligence and information—skills useful not just at camp, but in all aspects of their lives. 

For more information on safety, check out Our Approach to Safety.

I've read all your safety information and I still have questions. What next?

Drop us a line at info@avid4.com and we’ll answer them or give our Customer Experience Team a call at 1.800.977.9873.

Camper Groups

I'm new to camp. Will I be the only one?

Nope! Kids come to day camp from all over the country and world, and we often have a mix of new and returning campers. We spend lots of time helping campers get to know each other and build friendships through games and team building activities.

How many friend requests can you accommodate?

While we try our best to accommodate as many friend requests as possible, it is likely that only two to three will be grouped together. Our goal is to make sure that all campers feel welcome at camp. If many of the group members have known one another previous to the start of camp, it can be a challenging dynamic for the others to feel welcome.

We also ask that the campers are within two years of age of one another when requesting to be in the same group and are enrolled in the same program.

Campers often attend our programs without knowing anyone which, alone, can provide a valuable experience and an opportunity to make new friends!  

Food

Where do campers eat?

Campers eat in the great outdoors, usually in a nice shady spot or in a designated picnic area when possible. Mealtime is made to be just as fun and engaging as the rest of camp is with time for riddles, story telling and encouraging healthy meal choices!

Can my camper bring their own meal?

Of course! While only our full-day programs offer dedicated time for lunch, campers are welcome to bring snacks and lunch from home. We offer GoPicnic lunches at $22.50 for the week as a convenience as well. 

For more information on GoPicnic lunches, check out Day Camp Lunch.

Cancellation & Date Changes

How do I transfer my session?

Through April 30th, we are happy to transfer your camper into any other available session at no charge. Simply drop us an email at info@avid4.com with your camper’s name, current session, and the session you’d like to transfer to. Starting May 1st, we can transfer your camper into any other available session for a $15 per-session fee.

For more information on our policies, check out Policies.

How do I cancel my session?

If you need to cancel your camp session within 24 hours of signing up, we can issue you a full refund. Simply send an email within that 24-hour period to info@avid4.com with your full name, your camper’s full name, the camp that you’re registered for and your camp dates. Our customer experience team will email a confirmation that your registration has been cancelled within 48 hours of receipt. If you need to cancel your session any time after 24 hours of registering, please let us know as soon as possible. We’ll refund you the cost of camp, less the following cancellation fees:

  • Through March 31st: $25 cancellation fee per session
  • Starting April 1st: $50 cancellation fee per session
  • Starting the Friday before camp begins: no refunds.

For more information on our policies, check out Policies.

What if I need to cancel at the last minute due to illness or injury?

We can transfer you to any other available session this or next summer. Please contact us at info@avid4.com or give our Customer Experience Team a call at 800-977-9873 to discuss your situation.

For more information on our policies, check out Policies.

Waitlist

What does it mean if I have registered my kiddo for a waitlisted camp?

If your kiddo is on a waitlist it is because that camp is currently full and has no open spots available. If someone that is already enrolled cancels or transfers their registration, the next camper on the waitlist will be contacted to enroll into that camp.

Does it cost to be on the waitlist?

Avid4 Adventure will not charge when a camper is registered for the waitlist. Payment would not be required unless you have been contacted that space has opened up and your child has been registered from the waitlist.

When will I be notified if my camper has been taken off of the waitlist?

You will be notified via email that your camper can be enrolled due to a cancellation or transfer and you will have 48 hours to respond. To confirm the spot, you can make a payment for the registration through your online account, call or email info@avid4.com to let us know.

If you do not email us back within 48 hours we will move onto the next camper on the waitlist.

Should I register for another camp if my kiddo is waitlisted?

Yes! We actually recommend that you register for another camp that is not waitlisted just in case no additional spots open up on the camp your kiddo is waitlisted for. Your payment for that registered camp can be transferred free of charge to your new enrollment if your child is taken off of the waitlist.

  • After Care

    What are the hours of After Care?

    In Colorado, After Care runs from 3-5:30pm and in California it runs from 3-6:00pm. 

    What is the price of After Care?

    At both California and Colorado Camps, After Care is an additional $75.00 for the week per session. One  exception is at Valmont Bike Park where it is
    $100.00 per session for the week.

    Why is After Care more expensive at Valmont Bike Park?

    At Valmont camps, kiddos will continue to work on building their technical skills in biking at the park with our expert biking instructors.

    What are some specific activities that kiddos do at After Care?

    Campers will join a welcome circle each day after camp has ended where they might discuss the highlight of their day, a new friend they have made, or share gratitude. Next, there will be activity stations set up that kiddos get to choose from. There will always be one dynamic or movement station and one static or seated station available.  Stations change daily.

    If the group for a given week is larger, more stations will be added with art or science themes. Stations are designed to provide options for all children to find activities that keep them engaged, learning and having fun. During the After Care session, there will be recess for a chance to mix things up!

    Where does After Care happen?

    After Care is conveniently onsite at the drop off location where your camper’s day began.

    Are there snacks provided?

    Yes, there will be one snack provided at After Care.

    How old does my child have to be to attend After Care?

    If your camper is 5 years of age or older, they may attend After Care.

  • Transportation

    How do campers get to the recreation areas where activities take place?

    We take them there in brand new 15 passenger vans! Campers ages 5 and older in full-day programs get transported by our trained staff to a nearby recreation area. They set out on their adventures then make their way back to base camp ready for pick up at the end of the day. Our instructors also go through a professional driver safety training course.

    Can I bring my child's booster seat to camp?

    Absolutely! We require the use of booster seats for all campers ages seven and under. We have a limited number of booster seats that we allow campers to use and would greatly appreciate if you brought your own to camp each day for use in our 15-passenger vans.

  • Camper Skills

    What skills does my child need to participate in your camps?

    Our confidence building programs are open to campers of all skill and ability levels. The goal is to help campers build confidence and skills that they can take with them, from those who are brand new all the way to the very experienced adventurers.

    Does my camper need to know how to swim?

    For our multi-sport camps, knowing how to swim is not a requirement. Learning paddle sports can be a great way for campers to gain confidence around the water without needing to swim. Anytime campers or instructors are within 20 feet of the water they are wearing a PFD (Personal Flotation Device). Also, our instructors are trained in small craft safety, so they know how to make sure campers have a fun time as safely as possible!

    For single-sport paddling camps like kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, your camper should be comfortable in the water and a competent swimmer.

    For more information on paddle sports, check out How We Teach Paddling.

    Does my child need to be able to ride a bike?

    No, for multi-sport camps like Explorer and Adventure Camp, knowing how to ride a bike is not necessary! We teach a very effective progression that helps campers get comfortable on two wheels. While we cannot 100% guarantee your camper will be riding by the end of camp, the progression we teach has a very high success rate. In some cases, kids learn in as little as half a day!

    For our single-sport mountain biking camps, your child should be comfortable riding a bike and excited to focus on biking for the week!

    For more information on biking, check out How We Teach Biking.

    My kiddo has never done a particular activity before, or does not have the skill level or comfort to do a particular sport. How do you handle that?

    We teach campers to take a challenge by choice approach to all of the adventure sports we offer.  Whether they are very experienced or brand new to a sport, instructors provide just the right amount of challenge so they build new skills and confidence. Even when kids take small steps out of their comfort zone, it can equate to significant personal growth. In addition, we focus on positive risk taking through our environmental assessments. This helps campers understand the risks associated with any activity and how to mitigate those risks.

    However, if you are considering a single-sport camp, your kiddo should have some experience, or at least a strong desire to try the sport. This helps ensure that your camper has a positive experience during the week focused on that sport.

    For more information on safety, check out Our Approach to Safety.

    My camper is not very adventurous. Is this a good fit?

    Absolutely! Our camp curriculum is designed to meet campers where they are at to develop their confidence, skills, and appreciation for the outdoors. For our multi-sport camps, we require no prerequisite skills and welcome all kiddos to participate in outdoor activities that they can enjoy for life!

    For more information on safety, check out Our Approach to Safety.

    How do you teach campers your adventure sports?

    Great question! Below are links to more information about how we teach each sport.

    How We Teach Paddling.

    How We Teach Climbing.

    How We Teach Biking.

    How We Teach Hiking.

  • Camp Session Details

    Can my camper do multiple sessions of the same camp?

    You bet! We highly encourage campers to enroll in multiple weeks of our confidence building outdoor adventures. This provides kiddos a chance to further their confidence, build upon their skills in each sport, and gain new friendships along the way.

    Can my camper attend a partial week or individual days?

    Avid4 Adventure camps are designed to provide participants with a meaningful experience that encourages them to build confidence, develop a deeper appreciation for the outdoors, and build new skills in sports that they can return to for a lifetime. For these reasons, we are unable to offer camp for individual days.

    Ask us about our private lessons for an individualized, skill building experience with our highly skilled staff!

  • Staff & Safety

    How is your camp licensed/accredited?

    Avid4 Adventure is accredited by the American Camp Association, licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services, and a member of the Western Association of Independent Camps.

    How do you keep campers safe?

    While no outdoor adventure activity is totally without risk, we demonstrate our deep commitment to safety by teaching campers good judgment. We encourage kids to take well-communicated, calculated risks and approach challenges with intelligence and information—skills useful not just at camp, but in all aspects of their lives. 

    For more information on safety, check out Our Approach to Safety.

    I've read all your safety information and I still have questions. What next?

    Drop us a line at info@avid4.com and we’ll answer them or give our Customer Experience Team a call at 1.800.977.9873.

  • Camper Groups

    I'm new to camp. Will I be the only one?

    Nope! Kids come to day camp from all over the country and world, and we often have a mix of new and returning campers. We spend lots of time helping campers get to know each other and build friendships through games and team building activities.

    How many friend requests can you accommodate?

    While we try our best to accommodate as many friend requests as possible, it is likely that only two to three will be grouped together. Our goal is to make sure that all campers feel welcome at camp. If many of the group members have known one another previous to the start of camp, it can be a challenging dynamic for the others to feel welcome.

    We also ask that the campers are within two years of age of one another when requesting to be in the same group and are enrolled in the same program.

    Campers often attend our programs without knowing anyone which, alone, can provide a valuable experience and an opportunity to make new friends!  

  • Food

    Where do campers eat?

    Campers eat in the great outdoors, usually in a nice shady spot or in a designated picnic area when possible. Mealtime is made to be just as fun and engaging as the rest of camp is with time for riddles, story telling and encouraging healthy meal choices!

    Can my camper bring their own meal?

    Of course! While only our full-day programs offer dedicated time for lunch, campers are welcome to bring snacks and lunch from home. We offer GoPicnic lunches at $22.50 for the week as a convenience as well. 

    For more information on GoPicnic lunches, check out Day Camp Lunch.

  • Cancellation & Date Changes

    How do I transfer my session?

    Through April 30th, we are happy to transfer your camper into any other available session at no charge. Simply drop us an email at info@avid4.com with your camper’s name, current session, and the session you’d like to transfer to. Starting May 1st, we can transfer your camper into any other available session for a $15 per-session fee.

    For more information on our policies, check out Policies.

    How do I cancel my session?

    If you need to cancel your camp session within 24 hours of signing up, we can issue you a full refund. Simply send an email within that 24-hour period to info@avid4.com with your full name, your camper’s full name, the camp that you’re registered for and your camp dates. Our customer experience team will email a confirmation that your registration has been cancelled within 48 hours of receipt. If you need to cancel your session any time after 24 hours of registering, please let us know as soon as possible. We’ll refund you the cost of camp, less the following cancellation fees:

    • Through March 31st: $25 cancellation fee per session
    • Starting April 1st: $50 cancellation fee per session
    • Starting the Friday before camp begins: no refunds.

    For more information on our policies, check out Policies.

    What if I need to cancel at the last minute due to illness or injury?

    We can transfer you to any other available session this or next summer. Please contact us at info@avid4.com or give our Customer Experience Team a call at 800-977-9873 to discuss your situation.

    For more information on our policies, check out Policies.

  • Waitlist

    What does it mean if I have registered my kiddo for a waitlisted camp?

    If your kiddo is on a waitlist it is because that camp is currently full and has no open spots available. If someone that is already enrolled cancels or transfers their registration, the next camper on the waitlist will be contacted to enroll into that camp.

    Does it cost to be on the waitlist?

    Avid4 Adventure will not charge when a camper is registered for the waitlist. Payment would not be required unless you have been contacted that space has opened up and your child has been registered from the waitlist.

    When will I be notified if my camper has been taken off of the waitlist?

    You will be notified via email that your camper can be enrolled due to a cancellation or transfer and you will have 48 hours to respond. To confirm the spot, you can make a payment for the registration through your online account, call or email info@avid4.com to let us know.

    If you do not email us back within 48 hours we will move onto the next camper on the waitlist.

    Should I register for another camp if my kiddo is waitlisted?

    Yes! We actually recommend that you register for another camp that is not waitlisted just in case no additional spots open up on the camp your kiddo is waitlisted for. Your payment for that registered camp can be transferred free of charge to your new enrollment if your child is taken off of the waitlist.

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