Golden Explorer Camp: Charting New Territory

GOLDEN – EXPLORER CAMP

Our Explorer Day Camp which has a comfortable camper to staff ratio of 5:1 is built for young adventurers, ages 5- and 6-years-old, from the most tentative to the most intrepid. It’s a place where K – 1st graders are fully supported by our expert instructors as they start learning a host of exciting outdoor activities—hiking trails, paddling canoes and kayaks, and learning solid biking skills through our two-day progressive biking curriculum. Every day is thoughtfully balanced by creative pursuits like yoga, art and music.

Under the guidance of our expert instructors, campers harness their hardwired curiosity as they strike out into the world of outdoor adventuring, figuring out what they love to do and building 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 $439 $414 $406 $389
YOU SAVE! - $50 $100 $200

ADD-ON PRICES Price
Optional:  
Early Drop Off $25
After Care $75
Lunch for the Week $22.50

CAMPS

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Grades Dates
Explorer Camp #G1901-Exp k - 1st 05/28/19 - 05/31/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #G1902-Exp k - 1st 06/03/19 - 06/07/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #G1903-Exp k - 1st 06/10/19 - 06/14/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #G1904-Exp k - 1st 06/17/19 - 06/21/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #G1905-Exp k - 1st 06/24/19 - 06/28/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #G1906-Exp k - 1st 07/01/19 - 07/05/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #G1907-Exp k - 1st 07/08/19 - 07/12/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #G1908-Exp k - 1st 07/15/19 - 07/19/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #G1909-Exp k - 1st 07/22/19 - 07/26/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #G1910-Exp k - 1st 07/29/19 - 08/02/19 Register Now
Explorer Camp #G1911-Exp k - 1st 08/05/19 - 08/09/19 Register Now
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THE WEEK’S ADVENTURES

Canoeing & Kayaking

Biking

Exploring

Yoga, Art, & Music

Places We Go: Lake Arbor, Arvada-Blunn Reservoir

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

Places We Go: Bear Creek Lake Park

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: Matthews Winters Park

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.

Sample Schedule

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

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

MEET YOUR CAMP DIRECTOR

Daniel Fluharty

Daniel started adventuring as a kid growing up in Arkansas and hasn’t stopped since. He took a job working at summer camps as soon as he was old enough, and became a caving, climbing and backpacking guide and a climbing and canyoneering instructor during his college years at Western Kentucky University and Metropolitan State University. After graduating with a degree in recreation management, he worked as a lead climbing and mountain biking guide at Apex Ex Adventure Trips.

A Wilderness First Responder and American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Climbing Instructor, Daniel spends as much time as he can mountain biking, rock climbing, splitboarding, backpacking and playing soccer. He loves working with kids in the outdoors, harnessing their natural spirit for exploration and guiding them in new and exciting adventures.

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.

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