Colorado Springs: Into the Great Outdoors

Colorado Springs – Adventure Camp

At our Adventure Day Camp, we transport entering 2nd – 7th graders out to authentic local settings for thrilling outdoor experiences. Whether they’re returning or first-time campers, every day is a different adventure—mountain biking, climbing, hiking, paddling—with every challenge designed to fit their age and ability.

Campers are grouped by grade, building competence and confidence as they return to our program year after year. Our 2nd – 4th graders spend the week getting comfortable with new activities, with plenty of support and inspiration from our staff and more seasoned campers. In 5th – 7th grade, campers shift their concentration to deepening their teamwork, mentorship and technical skills.

Led by our expert outdoor instructors, campers develop lasting know-how and self-assuredness, propelling them toward a lifetime of exciting and fulfilling outdoor adventure.

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $399 $374 $366 $349
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.

ADD-ON PRICES Price
Optional:  
Early Drop Off $25
After Care $75

Rock Climbing

Canoeing & Kayaking

Mountain Biking

Hiking

Places We Go: Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Garden of the Gods

We transport campers to nearby crags to learn the ins and outs of skillful scaling, including climbing techniques, equipment use and safety precautions.

Places We Go: Monument Lake, Quail Lake

A great introduction to kayaking & canoeing, our flat-water paddling program teaches campers proper strokes and rescue techniques in camper-sized kayaks and canoes. In addition to gaining comfort in the water, campers will enjoy exploring great local areas.

Places We Go: Palmer Park, Santa Fe Trail

Whether they’re first-time bikers or regular riders, we get campers familiar with biking technique, safety and equipment (plus some bicycle maintenance basics). Campers can bring their own bikes or borrow from our fleet, which accommodates campers of any size.

Places We Go: Ute Valley, North Cheyenne Cañon

Our hikes get campers out into nature and back to basics teaching them about the flora and fauna they encounter and the principles of Leave No Trace as they explore and gain respect for the natural world.

Sample Schedule

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

Monday
Climbing
Tuesday
Hiking
Wednesday
Canoeing
Thursday
Kayaking
Friday
Biking

MEET YOUR CAMP DIRECTOR

Bryan MacInnes

Bryan is truly an outdoor enthusiast!  Most of his free time is spent outdoors, and some of his favorite areas in Colorado include the Catamount Trail by Green Mountain Falls, the Lower Cataract Falls trail in the Gore Range and the Rainbow Trail along the Sangre de Cristo Range by Westcliffe.  His favorite outdoor activities include hiking, backpacking, camping, and canoeing. Bryan has worked as a teacher for 3rd and 5th graders and has volunteered at nature centers leading exploratory programs from children ages 4-15.  “I consider it an honor to show your kids the great outdoors and hope they come to love it as much as I do. See ya’ at camp!”

Why Sign Up For Multiple Weeks?

Do you remember that old TV show Blue’s 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 Clue’s 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.

WE TAKE SAFETY SERIOUSLY

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.

OUR APPROACH TO SAFETY