Skills Camp Mill Valley - 2nd to 4th - Day Camp

At our Skills Day Camp, 2nd – 4th graders venture out to nearby parks, trails, mountains and beaches for authentic outdoor adventures. Whatever their age or ability level, campers have an exciting new experience every day—mountain biking, trail hiking, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and outdoor education—each designed to impart new skills and increase their confidence outdoors.

Our experienced instructors use time-tested techniques to support campers at every ability level, building their confidence, increasing their technical competence and teaching them the lifelong skills of assessing risk and exercising sound judgment.

Led by the best outdoor instructors around, campers develop a deeper understanding of the natural world, unlock the potential of local recreation sites and build a rich foundation of outdoor skills they can use throughout their lives.

There is a shuttle to/from San Francisco available. Details can be found here.


Camp Pricing Single 2-Fer 3-Peat 4-Pack
Number of Camps 1 2 3 4
Price Per Camp $609 $584 $576 $559
YOU SAVE! - $50 $100 $200

* Why your kid should do multiple weeks of Avid.

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* 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.

Early Drop Off $30
After Care $85
Lunch Option $25
San Francisco - Mill Valley Shuttle $75


Grades Dates
Skills Camp #MV061520 2nd - 4th 06/15/20 - 06/19/20 Register Now
Skills Camp #MV062220 2nd - 4th 06/22/20 - 06/26/20 Register Now
Skills Camp #MV062920 2nd - 4th 06/29/20 - 07/02/20 Register Now
Skills Camp #MV070620 2nd - 4th 07/06/20 - 07/10/20 Register Now
Skills Camp #MV071320 2nd - 4th 07/13/20 - 07/17/20 Register Now
Skills Camp #MV072020 2nd - 4th 07/20/20 - 07/24/20 Register Now
Skills Camp #MV072720 2nd - 4th 07/27/20 - 07/31/20 Register Now
Skills Camp #MV080320 2nd - 4th 08/03/20 - 08/07/20 Register Now
Skills Camp #MV081020 2nd - 4th 08/10/20 - 08/14/20 Register Now
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Mountain Biking


Stand Up Paddleboarding

Outdoor IQ


Places We Go: China Camp State Park

From the experienced riders to those new to biking, campers will learn about biking technique, safety, equipment and maintenance on some of Marin’s most beautiful trails. Campers can bring their own bikes or borrow one of any size from our fleet. With our proven technique, those new to biking have the opportunity to become confident on two wheels.

Places We Go: Marin County Open Space (Blithedale Summit, Camino Alto, King Mountain, Baltimore Canyon, etc.)

We take campers out to beautiful local trails in Marin County Open Spaces teaching them about flora and fauna and the principles of Leave No Trace as they expand their understanding of the natural world.

Places We Go: McNear’s Beach

Campers play games and take on fun challenges as they learn the basics of stand up paddleboarding, building strength and skill as they paddle in local bodies of water.

Places We Go: Camino Alto Open Space

Campers spend a day off site bolstering their outdoor know-how—learning fundamentals of orienteering, outdoor cooking, basic first aid, and outdoor living. Campers are empowered to take charge during outdoor experiences, appreciate the value of teamwork, and build strong foundations for future adventures.

Places We Go: Paradise Beach Park

Our kayaking program helps campers grow incrementally more comfortable on the water as they get familiar with their environment and equipment. They learn about water safety, tides and paddling techniques, practicing their new skills nearby.

Sample Schedule

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

Mountain Biking
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Outdoor IQ


Amanda Olson

To me, being outdoors and having a sense of adventure is the most powerful thing. I grew up being outdoors and active every day and I want to encourage every child to partake in adventure! I feel that exposure created my love of the outdoors that has made me the person I am today! Fresh air, embracing the elements, and being able to constantly find something new to admire is my favorite part of working outdoors! My favorite part about working with kids is their amazing contagious energy! I was formerly a registered behavior technician and have a passion for working with children. If you asked me what I love most about working for Avid4 Adventure I would say EVERYTHING! This is a question that I truly can answer for hours. Avid4 Adventure is so professional, has the most empowering team, and truly is changing the world for the better! There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about Avid and the positive impact it has on campers and staff. Camping, kayaking, biking, and anything active is typically how I spend my free time and trail running is always my favorite adventure! 

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.


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.