Stapleton Explorer Camp: Charting New Territory

Stapleton – Explorer Camp

Kids who are five and six years old are natural pioneers. Every day is an adventure—learning a fun fact, discovering a new corner of the world, establishing their own identities.

Our Explorer Day Camp in Stapleton which has a comfortable camper to staff ratio of 5:1 is built for these young adventurers, from the most tentative to the most intrepid. It’s a place where K – 1st graders can feel fully supported as they start getting comfortable with a wide host of exciting outdoor activities—hiking trails, paddling canoes, kayaks, and maneuvering balance bikes or pedal bikes.

Each day of the camp session, we take campers to beautiful outdoor recreation areas where they’ll learn adventure sports from our expert instructors. We balance every day with a mix of adventure sports, yoga, music, and art. Our Explorer Day camp provides the perfect setting for kids to learn what they love to do and develop confidence in who they are.

PRICING

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Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $444 $419 $411 $394
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

THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Canoeing & Kayaking

Biking

Exploring

Art, Music & Yoga

Places We Go: Barr Lake State Park, Cherry Creek Reservoir

Explorers start with carefully controlled paddling instruction, getting familiar with their equipment and environment, practicing paddling techniques and water safety and gaining confidence stroke by stroke.

Places We Go: Sand Creek Trail & Westerly Creek Open Space

Whether they’ve never been on a bike before or have plenty of experience on two wheels, we get kids comfortable with biking technique, safety and equipment. The first day is spent on our on-site course and the second is out on the trail to put their skills to the test. Bring your own bike or use one from our fleet, which can accommodate kids of any size.

Places We Go: Star K Ranch

Age appropriate and eye opening, our hikes teach campers about the flora and fauna around them and Leave-No-Trace principles as they start building awareness of their surroundings and respect for the natural world.

For half of the day, to balance out their daily adventures, kids also explore more introspective activities. They will be learning about breathing and balance in storytime yoga, practicing self-expression and artistic techniques in art and engaging their bodies and voices through music.

Monday
AM: Kayaking PM: Yoga
Tuesday
AM: Art PM: Biking (on site)
Wednesday
AM: Biking PM: Yoga
Thursday
AM: Music PM: Canoeing
Friday
AM: Hiking PM: Art

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