Skills Camp: Authentic Outdoor Experiences

Burlingame – Skills Summer Camp

At our Burlingame Skills summer camp, 2nd – 7th graders venture out to nearby parks, trails, mountains and beaches for authentic outdoor adventures. Whatever their age or ability level, campers are supported by our instructors to learn new skills every day. Campers will mountain bike, trail hike, kayak, stand up paddleboard, and more—all activities designed to impart new skills and increase their confidence outdoors. Sports will take place at scenic local spots that your family can return to for years to come!

We divide campers into groups by grade range, and our experienced instructors use time-tested techniques to support campers at every ability level, building their confidence, increasing their technical competence and teaching them the lifelong skills of assessing risk and exercising sound judgment.

Led by the best outdoor instructors around, campers will develop a rich foundation of outdoor skills they can use throughout their lives.


Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $559 $534 $526 $509
YOU SAVE! - $50 $100 $200

* Why your kid should do multiple weeks of Avid.

* Why we charge what we do.

* We are committed to inclusivity for all. Are finances a barrier for you? Apply For Financial Assistance or Check Out Payment Plans.

* Multi-week discount applies to individual camper only.

Early Drop Off $30
After Care $85


Mountain Biking


Stand Up Paddleboarding

Outdoor IQ


Places We Go: Mori Point

We get campers of all experience levels riding confidently on two wheels, teaching them about biking technique, safety, equipment and maintenance on some of Burlingame’s most beautiful trails. Campers can bring their own bikes or borrow one of any size from our fleet.

Places We Go: Mills Canyon

We take campers out to beautiful local trails teaching them about flora and fauna and the principles of Leave No Trace as they expand their understanding of the natural world.

Places We Go: Foster City Lagoon 

Campers play games and take on fun challenges as they learn the basics of stand up paddleboarding, building strength and skill as they paddle at nearby locations.

Places We Go: San Pedro Valley

Campers spend a day off site bolstering their outdoor know-how—learning fundamentals of orienteering, outdoor cooking, basic first aid, and outdoor living. Campers are empowered to take charge, appreciate the value of teamwork, and build strong foundations for future adventures.

Places We Go: Lake Merced

Our kayaking program helps campers grow incrementally more comfortable on the water as they get familiar with their environment and equipment. They learn about water safety and paddling techniques, practicing their new skills at nearby aquatic areas.

Sample Schedule

We've put together a pretty awesome day camp schedule for your kids! Here's a sample:

Mountain Biking
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Outdoor IQ

Why Sign Up For Multiple Weeks?

Do you remember that old TV show Blues Clues? It was the most successful kids show of all time. Do you remember that book that your child insisted on reading over and over again? How could you forget it. Why was Blues Clues so successful and why did your child NEED to re-read that book? Because repetition promotes learning, growth, and empowerment.

Based on our experience (and a bunch of brain science), we know that multiple weeks of Avid camp will benefit your child – it will result in greater skill development, increased self-confidence, higher levels of risk assessment/environmental awareness, and an improved ability to connect socially with others.


While no outdoor adventure is totally risk-free, we work hard to keep your kids safe. Every activity starts with a discussion about the risks involved -- what they are, how to prevent them, how to respond if something goes wrong -- so kids learn how to approach challenges with intelligence and skill.