Palo Alto Pre-Camp Guide

Where is Camp?

July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

 

How can I call the camp?

If you have a question before camp, please contact our Customer Experience team at 720-249-2412 or info@avid4.com.

During your week of camp, please reach out to your Camp Director (Lessley Bender) directly at 720-249-2412  ext. 163, or email her at PaloAltoDayCamp@avid4.com.

How can I purchase Avid4 Adventure merchandise?

Visit our online store to buy water bottles, camelbaks, caps, t-shirts, order used gear such as bikes, SUPs and more!

Where can I see photos of camp?

We’ve partnered with Waldo Photos to offer facial recognition photo delivery straight to your phone! To subscribe to this optional service ($7.99 per camper, per session) text AVIDCA19 to 735-343. Instructions on how to access the free album is sent the week before camp. For questions please contact our Customer Experience Team at info@avid4.com

What Time is Camp?

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Monday Registration opens for all families at 8:00am

T-F drop off from 8:45am-9am. M-F pick up from 2:45-3pm

Early Drop Off: 8 – 9:00am

After Care: 3 – 6:00pm

How can I make changes to my camper's session?

Login to your online account to add lunch (until 6/30/2019) or extended care to a session you already registered for.  There you can also update emergency contacts, add a friend request, or fill out medical forms.  Please email info@avid4.com or call 1-800-977-9873 to cancel/transfer sessions. Our customer service team will confirm your request quickly.

Discovery: Pre-K

Camp Location

July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

Daily Schedule

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
Turtle A.M. Biking
P.M. Outdoor Cooking
A.M. Biking
P.M. Outdoor Cooking
A.M. Biking
P.M. Outdoor Cooking
A.M. Biking
P.M. Outdoor Cooking
A.M. Biking
P.M. Outdoor Cooking

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

Packing List

PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)

Explorer: K - 1st

Camp Location

July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

Packing List

*On these days, our Explorers are traveling to local rec areas in a van. It is helpful if parents can bring their camper’s booster seat, but we certainly have extras if needed. Each sport day is balanced with 1/2 day of activity (i.e. hiking, biking, SUP, etc.) and 1/2 day of Art, Music, or Yoga.

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
Bear Biking (on site) SUPing* Biking* Hiking* Kayaking*
Mountain Lion Biking (on site) SUPing* Biking* Hiking* Kayaking*
Moose Hiking* Biking (on site) Kayaking* SUPing* Biking*
Wolf Hiking* Biking (on site) Kayaking* SUPing* Biking*

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and biking.
  • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
  • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Personal bike & helmet on biking days (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

Skills: 2nd - 4th

Camp Location

July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

Daily Schedule

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
3 Hiking Kayaking Outdoor IQ Biking SUPing
4 Kayaking Biking Hiking SUPing Outdoor IQ
5 Biking Outdoor IQ SUPing Kayaking Hiking

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

Packing List

PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and biking.
  • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
  • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be in the water on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

Adventure: 5th - 7th

Camp Location

July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

Daily Schedule

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
6 SUPing Hiking Biking Outdoor IQ Climbing
7 Outdoor IQ SUPing Climbing Hiking Biking

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

Packing List

PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
  • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
  • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be in the water on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)
  • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers

SUP: 2nd - 7th

Camp Location

July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

Packing List

PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

  • Please send children in water clothes (that will keep them warm when wet)
  • Shoes they can get wet, and will stay on in the water- these shoes must protect their toes (no flip flops)
  • Swim suit and towel
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Warm layer
  • Rain coat
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • 2 full water bottles
  • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Sunglasses (optional)

A backpack, sized to fit your child that will hold their personal belongings.

Mountain Biking: 2nd - 7th

Camp Location

July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
  • Change of clothes
  • Warm layer
  • Rain coat
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • 2 full water bottles
  • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Biking gloves (optional)
  • A backpack, sized to fit your child that can fit food and water. Please note that your camper will be riding with their backpack. Therefore, it is essential that the pack fits your camper and does not have long hanging straps.
  • Your child may bring his or her mountain bike and helmet.  All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors.  Otherwise, we have plenty of bikes and helmets to outfit everyone.

 

Rock Climbing: 2nd - 7th

Camp Location

July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
  • Change of clothes
  • Warm layer
  • Rain coat
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • 2 full water bottles
  • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that this will all fit into and that can easily be carried on their back.
  • Children are welcome to bring their own harnesses, helmets and climbing shoes.  All will be subject to a safety inspection before being used at camp.  However, Avid4 Adventure will have harnesses, helmets and shoes to outfit the entire group if needed.

Survival Skills: 2nd - 7th

Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
Survival Skills Shelter building and knots Water purification Fire making Learning native flora and fauna making tools and weekly review

Camp Location

July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

Group Assignments

Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

Packing List

All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

  • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
  • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
  • A hat that provides full sun protection
  • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking.
  • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
  • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
  • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
  • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
  • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Bandana (optional)

Daily (Example) Schedule* 

Activities may include: building water stills, building tarp and natural shelters, learning how to identify local plans and animals, flint napping, bow drill fire making, basket weaving, compass use and navigation, fish net making, and more!

*Please note: this is a possible schedule of activities that may change during the week. Please check in with the group instructors to learn about each day’s upcoming activities! 

  • Discovery: Pre-K

    Camp Location

    July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

    June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

    Daily Schedule

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Packing List

    PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    scroll >
    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    Turtle A.M. Biking
    P.M. Outdoor Cooking
    A.M. Biking
    P.M. Outdoor Cooking
    A.M. Biking
    P.M. Outdoor Cooking
    A.M. Biking
    P.M. Outdoor Cooking
    A.M. Biking
    P.M. Outdoor Cooking
  • Explorer: K - 1st

    Camp Location

    July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

    June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

    Packing List

    *On these days, our Explorers are traveling to local rec areas in a van. It is helpful if parents can bring their camper’s booster seat, but we certainly have extras if needed. Each sport day is balanced with 1/2 day of activity (i.e. hiking, biking, SUP, etc.) and 1/2 day of Art, Music, or Yoga.

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and biking.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking days (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers
    scroll >
    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    Bear Biking (on site) SUPing* Biking* Hiking* Kayaking*
    Mountain Lion Biking (on site) SUPing* Biking* Hiking* Kayaking*
    Moose Hiking* Biking (on site) Kayaking* SUPing* Biking*
    Wolf Hiking* Biking (on site) Kayaking* SUPing* Biking*
  • Skills: 2nd - 4th

    Camp Location

    July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

    June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

    Daily Schedule

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Packing List

    PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking and biking.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be in the water on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers
    scroll >
    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    3 Hiking Kayaking Outdoor IQ Biking SUPing
    4 Kayaking Biking Hiking SUPing Outdoor IQ
    5 Biking Outdoor IQ SUPing Kayaking Hiking
  • Adventure: 5th - 7th

    Camp Location

    July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

    June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

    Daily Schedule

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Packing List

    PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking, biking, and climbing.
    • Closed-toe water shoes (Crocs, Keens, or some footwear that campers can wear in a stream or lake— we prefer closed-toes in order to protect your children’s toes and feet).
    • A swimsuit and towel (optional) on days the child goes kayaking or stand up paddleboarding. It is easiest if your child wears his or her water clothes to camp on those days.  One group will be in the water on the first day of camp, so please dress appropriately on Monday if this applies to your camper.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock, especially for 5-6 year olds
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)
    • Personal bike & helmet on biking day (optional) – we provide bikes & helmets for all campers
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    6 SUPing Hiking Biking Outdoor IQ Climbing
    7 Outdoor IQ SUPing Climbing Hiking Biking
  • SUP: 2nd - 7th

    Camp Location

    July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

    June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

    Packing List

    PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear:

    • Please send children in water clothes (that will keep them warm when wet)
    • Shoes they can get wet, and will stay on in the water- these shoes must protect their toes (no flip flops)
    • Swim suit and towel
    • Extra change of clothes
    • Warm layer
    • Rain coat
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • 2 full water bottles
    • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Sunglasses (optional)

    A backpack, sized to fit your child that will hold their personal belongings.

  • Mountain Biking: 2nd - 7th

    Camp Location

    July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

    June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
    • Change of clothes
    • Warm layer
    • Rain coat
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • 2 full water bottles
    • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Biking gloves (optional)
    • A backpack, sized to fit your child that can fit food and water. Please note that your camper will be riding with their backpack. Therefore, it is essential that the pack fits your camper and does not have long hanging straps.
    • Your child may bring his or her mountain bike and helmet.  All equipment is subject to a safety inspection by our instructors.  Otherwise, we have plenty of bikes and helmets to outfit everyone.

     

  • Rock Climbing: 2nd - 7th

    Camp Location

    July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

    June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • Shoes that tie on feet and will not easily come off
    • Change of clothes
    • Warm layer
    • Rain coat
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • 2 full water bottles
    • Sunscreen with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that this will all fit into and that can easily be carried on their back.
    • Children are welcome to bring their own harnesses, helmets and climbing shoes.  All will be subject to a safety inspection before being used at camp.  However, Avid4 Adventure will have harnesses, helmets and shoes to outfit the entire group if needed.
  • Survival Skills: 2nd - 7th

    Camp Location

    July 22nd – August 9th: Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306

    June 10th to July 19th: Fairmeadow Elementary School, 500 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto, CA 94306

    Group Assignments

    Your child’s group assignment will be emailed to you on the Thursday before your camp starts.

    Packing List

    All items must be clearly labeled with the child’s first and last name. PLEASE note that each child’s group will have a large bin to hold all of the gear that they will not need for that particular day. So, if you send your child to camp prepared for the week, then (s)he can leave unused articles in the bin for the entire week and take them home on Friday. PLEASE label all of your child’s clothing and gear.

    • A backpack, sized to fit your child, that can hold all personal belongings listed below.
    • Clothing for any weather, including at least one warm layer (fleece jacket, etc.). More specifically, if rain is in the forecast, campers should have an outer waterproof layer (rain jacket or poncho that will not soak through in heavy rain), and a warm layer (not cotton because it gets cold when wet), in addition to the cloths that they wear. If the high for the day is 60 degrees or below, please also include a second warm layer, long pants, and a hat. Kids have fun in all weather conditions, as long as they are warm!
    • A hat that provides full sun protection
    • Closed toe shoes appropriate for hiking.
    • A full, non-breakable, non-leaking, water bottle labeled with the child’s name— if possible, please send your child to camp with 2 water bottles
    • Sunscreen (15+ SPF) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Mosquito Repellant (optional) with child’s name clearly labeled
    • Rain gear (poncho/jacket)
    • Lunch (no refrigeration necessary and creating the minimum amount of trash which the camper will need to carry out on hiking days)
    • Snack – We provide a mid-morning snack that consists of Clif Kid Bars, Fruit Twists, pretzels, crackers or dried fruits. Campers with dietary restrictions and allergies are asked to bring their own snack as we cannot guarantee that food items are allergy free. 
    • Extra clothes (optional) in large ziplock
    • Sunglasses (optional)
    • Bandana (optional)

    Daily (Example) Schedule* 

    Activities may include: building water stills, building tarp and natural shelters, learning how to identify local plans and animals, flint napping, bow drill fire making, basket weaving, compass use and navigation, fish net making, and more!

    *Please note: this is a possible schedule of activities that may change during the week. Please check in with the group instructors to learn about each day’s upcoming activities! 

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    Group Mon Tue Wed Thr Fri
    Survival Skills Shelter building and knots Water purification Fire making Learning native flora and fauna making tools and weekly review

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