COLORADO MOUNTAIN CAMP Overnight Camp Built for Adventure


Avid4 Adventure doesn’t run your typical sleep-away camp. Alongside the skit nights, campfires and cabin life, our campers experience something much more profound.

From their home base at our breathtaking Colorado campsites at Mt. Evans and Windy Peak, 1st – 11th graders take on a range of adventure sports—rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding—and strike out on eye-opening, character-building overnight expeditions. And every day, with every new adventure, they’re figuring out how to thrive in the natural world, pushing their boundaries to discover what they’re capable of, learning how to assess risk and approach new challenges.

Read about our approach to teaching survival skills, biking, climbing, hiking, and paddling.

It’s an immersive experience that makes a deep imprint on kids and teens, leaving them with lasting skills and new reserves of confidence they can use in all aspects of their lives.


Becoming A Leader

My time at CMC forced me to take initiative, and find it within myself to be a leader for myself and the kids I was fortunate enough to work with. There is a level that you reach as an individual in which you feel comfortable in the outdoors… comfortable enough to know what gear you need to be safe, to know the correct procedures to follow when you’re in the backcountry, to know how to find it within yourself to persevere and push forward. There is nothing that will force you to address those qualities within yourself more than having to work with children and instill those same qualities within them.” – Sophie Kelley, Leader-In-Training

Building Everlasting Confidence

On the three-night expedition, Xander worried about crossing a log bridge while carrying a really heavy backpack. From the pictures, the pack looked about as big as he was. He was afraid because the log crossed a fast-moving stream and he had never carried a fully loaded expedition backpack before. His instructors, as well as another camper, encouraged him, saying, ‘Go, Xander, you can do this!’ After watching a few other campers go across, he took the first step and then just kept going. He felt so happy when he reached the trail on the other side of the stream. He says it made him more confident to face the next challenge, whether at camp or in life!

Coming to Camp Without A Friend

Our daughter experienced her first overnight camp with Avid this summer. She tried to recruit a friend to go with her and could not find one that was in her same age group or that could go at the same time. Our daughter decided to go for it. She is SO happy that she did. She absolutely loved the entire experience. She came home with many new friends. She said that her counselors were amazing at dealing with homesickness and rotating campers around so that they could make friends with everyone.  We actually noticed on pickup day that she was greeting everyone that we walked by where previously she would’ve been too shy to initiate the greeting.  She cannot wait to return next year and has mentioned numerous time that she wishes that she was still there. Maybe she’s not as attached to us as we thought? LOL.