COLORADO MOUNTAIN CAMP Overnight Camp Built for Adventure

Avid4 Adventure’s Colorado Mountain Camp (CMC) isn’t your typical sleep-away camp. Alongside the campfires and silly songs, our campers experience the transformative power of adventure, igniting a lifelong passion for being active outdoors.

At CMC, 1st – 12th graders of all experience levels—from total first-timers to seasoned experts—bike trails, paddle lakes, climb crags and strike out on overnight expeditions. With the support of our experienced instructors, campers build confidence, practice good judgment and learn to intelligently assess risks as they take on new challenges.

CMC experiences come in two flavors:

Resident Camps
At our resident camps, campers spend between four days and two weeks living in cabins at Mt. Evans (1st – 6th graders and Staff-in-Training) or Windy Peak (7th – 10th graders), setting off on single-day adventures and overnight trips from there.

Expedition Programs
Our expedition programs for 5th – 8th graders give campers one full week of backpacking through the backcountry, adventuring every day and sleeping in tents every night.

Whether on site or out in the wild, campers have an unforgettable experience at CMC, one that imparts lasting skills and confidence they can use throughout 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.